13th September 2014 - One Day Conference "Mission and Minds: Cultural Challenge" - London

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This world is God’s world, and mission is joining God in his caring for, sustaining and transforming His world, with the goal of re-establishing harmony between God and his creation, including humankind. It is a privilege and joy to be part of God's mission in the university setting. We are focusing on crossing the boundary between academia and the church - this is a really important issue.
Purpose: To explore how to see academic work as part of God crossing cultures on His mission and delighting in using academics like us in this work

The second most important historical event

Dierdre McCloskey argues entertainingly and informatively that the Industrial Revolution came not so much from economic (or technological) change as from a change in "rhetoric" - the language of persuasion.

The most important event? "In Galilee and Jerusalem around AD 30."

Click here to read this features article in the T.H.E.

Professor McCloskey teaches economics, history, English and communication at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  Her two most recent books are The Cult of Statistical Significance (2008, with Stephen Ziliak) and Bourgeois Dignity. Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World (due out in 2010, University of Chicago Press).