The Spirit of Capitalism and the Witness of the Church

W. Don McClure Lecture in World Mission and Evangelism

Oct. 25, 2023


For decades, mission workers, pastors, and theologians have talked about the holistic dimensions of the gospel. We largely assume that the Good News has economic, social, and political dimensions. In practical terms, this means that our witness to the gospel must address racial and economic inequalities, racial ideologies, and economic exploitation. But how?

Drawing upon his work in the award-winning book Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism, Dr. Jonathan Tran will explore our McClure theme “The Spirit of Capitalism and the Witness of the Church” and the entanglements between race and economics, in order to offer theological and practical resources for the renewal of Christian community in this time and place.

Our W. Don McClure lecture takes place at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner. At 7:30 p.m., join us for “Journeys on Purpose: Reflections Between Vietnam and America”—a conversation between Jonathan Tran and City of Asylum artist in residence/Vietnamese activist Mai Khôi.

All  lectures are free and open to the public. Dinner is $20 per person. Registration required to receive Zoom link.

CEUs: 0.2 per lecture


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