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Why Business Matters to God…Jeff Van Duzer at Lanity Lodge

This weekend Laity Lodge is hosting a retreat that is co-sponsored by Seattle Pacific University and the Laity Leadership Institute. National and international leaders in business, the academy, and the church have gathered to think about business from the vantage point of Christian faith.

One of the keynote speakers was Jeff Van Duzer, Dean of the School of Business and Economics and professor of business law and ethics at Seattle Pacific University. Van Duzer spoke on the topic of his newly released book, Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed). His presentation was compelling, just like his book.

I expect that at some point in the future I’m going to post a review of this book. The fact that I think of it so highly was reinforced by a rather curious experience I had just a few minutes ago. I went to the Amazon.com website to see if Why Business Matters to God is available. It is. Scrolling down, I read the “Editorial Review” posted by Amazon for this book. It reads:

It would be hard to imagine a better book on business from a Christian perspective. Why Business Matters to God is solidly biblical, deeply theological and realistically practical. It is a must-read not only for all Christians in business, but also for pastors and other church leaders who are committed to helping the people of God live each day for God’s purposes in the world.

I agreed wholeheartedly with that review. Then it occurred to me that it sounded strangely familiar. In fact, I wrote that “blurb” for Van Duzer’s book, on the basis of a earlier draft I hard read. Strange. Now that has never happened to me before.

At any rate, I do highly recommend Why Business Matters to God. It is excellent. I’ll have more to say about this later.

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The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a pastor, author, retreat leader, speaker, and blogger. Since October 2007 he has been the Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence for Laity Lodge, a multifacted ministry in the Hill Country of Texas. Before then, he was for sixteen years the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Irvine, California (a city in Orange County about forty miles south of Los Angeles). Prior to coming to Irvine, Mark served on the staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood as Associate Pastor of Education. Mark studied at Harvard University, receiving a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in the Study of Religion, and a Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins. He has taught classes in New Testament for Fuller Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary. Used by permission from markdroberts.com.