Acton on Tap with Jordan Ballor: The Economics of the Heidelberg Catechism

Schedule

6:00 Grab a seat & a drink
6:30 Introduction
6:40 Jordan Ballor speaks, followed by discussion

This is a free event! If you plan on attending, please email Nick Porter at nporter@acton.org so we can give the restaurant an accurate head count.

Event Date: 
December 9, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:  

San Chez Bistro
38 W Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


www.SanChezBistro.com

Parking: Local parking garages, lots and street parking nearby.

Come on out early to enjoy some good food, discussion and drinks!

Written in 1563, the Heidelberg Catechism originated in one of the few pockets of Calvinistic faith in the Lutheran and Catholic territories of Germany. Conceived originally as a teaching instrument to promote religious unity in the Palatinate, the catechism soon became a guide for preaching as well. It is a remarkably warm-hearted and personalized confession of faith, eminently deserving of its popularity among Reformed churches to the present day.

This year marks the 450th anniversary of the publication of the Heidelberg Catechism and has had an enormous impact on the development of the Reformed faith all over the world. Although it is most commonly associated with doctrines of comfort and assurance, the catechism also has teachings about the Christian life and God’s will for our world. Dr. Jordan J. Ballor, a research fellow at the Acton Institute, will discuss the economic teachings of the Heidelberg Catechism and the ongoing relevance of this expression of faith for today.

Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich) is a research fellow at the Acton Institute and serves as executive editor of the Journal of Markets & Morality. He is author of Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action) (Wipf & Stock, 2013), Covenant, Causality, and Law: A Study in the Theology of Wolfgang Musculus (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012), and Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church's Social Witness (Christian's Library Press, 2010). He is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research and a doctoral candidate in historical and moral theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.

To read articles and recent blog posts from Jordan, please click here.
 
This is a free event! If you plan on attending, please email Nick Porter at nporter@acton.org so we can give the restaurant an accurate head count.