Kent Mathews Endowed Lectureship in Christian Social Ethics

The Kent Mathews Lectureship is an important part of the Vernon Grounds Institute of Public Ethics.

Kent Mathews graduated from Denver Seminary in 1985 with a degree in counseling. During his years at Denver Seminary, he was most heavily impacted by the life and ministry of Dr. Vernon Grounds. Kent's strong sense of both justice and compassion for the marginalized characterized his life and work until his death in 1994. To honor Kent's life and continue his legacy in the area of Christian social ethics, Mr. Randall and Dr. Alice Mathews have formed this endowed lectureship so that similar passion may be inspired in the lives of future Denver Seminary students.

This annual lectureship seeks to cultivate a biblical, social ethic by addressing aspects of the obligations, virtues, values and vision essential to a thoroughly Christ-like social ethic. Specifically, the lectureship explores the aspects of these four themes by addressing the biblical, theological and philosophical nature of our obligations; the personal character dimensions of social ethics; the values reflected in social justice; and the concrete responses to which we are called.

Current Theme: 2013-2014 Academic Year - Human Flourishing Through Economic Discipleship


Monday, September 30, 2013
Denver Seminary's Simpson Chapel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Part I: Connecting Sunday and Monday: What Every Pastor Needs to Know About Work and Economics

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Denver Seminary's Simpson Chapel
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Part II: Connecting Sunday and Monday: What Every Pastor Needs to Know About Work and Economics

Speaker: Scott B. Rae

Scott B. RaeScott B. Rae is Dean of Faculty, Professor of Christian Ethics and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.  He has a BS in Economics from Southern Methodist University, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.  His primary interests are in bioethics and business ethics.  He is the author of 10 books, including Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics (Zondervan, 3rd edition, 2009), Outside the Womb: Moral Guidance for Assisted Reproduction (Moody, 2010, with D. Joy Riley, MD), Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace, (IVP Academic, 2010, with Kenman L. Wong), and Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics (Zondervan, 3rd edition, 2012).  He has articles in various journals, including the Linacre Quarterly, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Southern California Review of Law and Women’s Studies, and the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.  He also consults with several southern California hospitals in ethics.  He is married to his wife, Sally, with three sons, Taylor, Cameron and Austin.

Right after chapel on both days there will be a brown bag luncheon (please bring your own lunch).

Archives of the Kent Mathews Endowned Lectureship series from previous years

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