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The Economics of Shalom Part I: Sabbath

The Economics of Shalom Part I: Sabbath

Dr Matt Lynch with the first of a two part seminar series

The Economics of Shalom Part I: Sabbath

The Economics of Shalom Part I: Sabbath

Dr Matt Lynch with the first of a two part seminar series

'Sabbath' as a topic of public interest has tended to focus on issues around Sunday trading and whether or not Christians are obligated to take a Sabbath rest. These are important subjects, though not representative of the foundational biblical ideas regarding Sabbath. Some of these ideas include Sabbath as a basic 'trust structure' within creation, Sabbath as a gift, and the idea of a divine economy in the Old Testament. After exploring some of these topics, we will explore some new ways that Sabbath might challenge and inspire our thinking about business. You can watch part two of this seminar series here

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Dr Matt Lynch

Dr Matt Lynch

Matt teaches Old Testament at WTC, where he also serves as Dean of Studies. Matt recently moved from Germany, where he completed post-doctoral research on conceptions of divine supremacy in Persian period biblical literature. He has also taught Old Testament and Hebrew at Cairn University (Philadelphia, USA), Nashotah House Theological Seminary (Wisconsin, USA), and Emory University (Atlanta, USA). Matt completed his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible at Emory University, his Th.M. and M.A. in Christian & Old Testament Studies at Regent College, and his B.A. at Cairn University. Matt is particularly interested in helping students grasp the theological and literary contours of the Old Testament, wrestle through its ethical and historical challenges, and understand its ongoing significance. Matt is married to Abigail and they have two children, Jeremy (3.5) and Luci (1.5).

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