I know. I know. The word economics lacks sizzle. Oprah Winfrey, global warming, Expelled! and Richard Dawkins are far more sizzling topics. However, economic issues are having a huge impact on our country and figure prominently in this upcoming election.
Enter the Acton Institute. Acton recently sponsored a conference with approximately 30 scholars from around the world who sought to integrate economics, market philosophy and politics with a Christian worldview.
I did not attend the conference, but Acton is generously making available 34 free audio lectures. Centurions will recognize some of the names like Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse and Dr. Jay Richards. Here are just a few of the lectures that caught my eye and are bound for my iPod.
* Wealth and Poverty in Scripture - Dr. Jonathan Witt * The Limits of Markets: Law and Moral Culture - Fr. Peter Laird * Christianity and the Idea of Limited Government - Michael Miller * Myths About the Market - Dr. Jay Richards * Why Keynesianism Failed - Dr. Victor Claar * A Theology of Stewardship - Dr. Stephen Grabill * Market Economics and the Family - Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse * A Biblical Approach to the Environment - Dr. Jay Richards * A Theology of Market Capitalism - Lord Brian Griffiths * Liberation Theology - Rev. Robert A. Sirico * Business as a Moral Enterprise - John Beckett