Wayne Grudem has to be one of the most significant figures in the evangelical movement. He has published more books than I could attempt to count off the top of my head. But the one that he is known best for is his Systematic Theology, a text where innumerable young students have cut their theological teeth. That has certainly been the story on the campus of Southern Seminary and Boyce College where I teach. It would be difficult to overstate the influence of Dr. Grudem on an entire generation of theological students.
That is why I am so excited that Dr. Grudem will be in town later this month to lead a conference on the campus of Southern Seminary. Dr. Grudem has recently co-authored the book The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution with Barry Asmus, and the conference will be an elaboration of the themes in this work. Grudem and Asmus contend that the solution to poverty “lies in a comprehensive development plan that integrates the principles of a free market system with the Bible’s teachings on social ethics.” They take their first principles from scripture and make a compelling case for developing the wealth of nations in order to alleviate poverty in the world. Both Dr. Grudem and Asmus will be on campus to speak at the conference. Continue Reading →