Integrating Faith And Work The Subject Of Lecture

Sep 7, 2015

by Staff

A former business executive who has devoted himself to helping people integrate their faith with their vocations will be the first speaker in the 2015-2016 Politics, Law and Economics Lecture Series at Florida Southern College.

Hugh C. Whelchel, executive director of the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics in McLean, Va., will give the lecture, “Reweaving Shalom: The Christian’s Call to Change the World,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Hollis Room on the FSC campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Mr. Whelchel refers to a letter from the 6th century B.C. in his lecture as a guide to exploring how individuals can find deep meaning and fulfillment through vocational work, which mirrors his own experience. He left a successful career in information technology to become executive director of the Washington campus of Reformed Theological Seminary, where he was also guest professor, before joining the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. He is the author of “How Then Should We Work? Rediscovering the Biblical Doctrine of Work” and is a contributor to The Washington Post/On Faith website. He holds degrees from the University of Florida and Reformed Theological Seminary.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Free Enterprise at FSC. For more information, call 680-5069 or email cfe@flsouthern.edu.