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Center for Integrity in Business

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    Business: Through innovative tools, training, and networks, we're building a community where businesspeople and organizations can come for the resources they need to pursue faithful service in the marketplace.

The Center for Integrity in Business at Seattle Pacific University tackles head-on the real-life challenges faced by business leaders. We bring a distinct Christian perspective to our work, believing that biblical insight and theological understanding are essential for effective business leadership in the world today. When faith and business come together, a new value proposition results.

Business You Can Believe In

At the Center, we’re guided by a commitment to empirical research, yet we’re action oriented. Drawing on theological and management scholarship, we seek transformation by creating tools, resources, and learning communities that enable businesspeople to lead with greater integrity for shaping a more just and flourishing world.

From the front lines

SPU Seminary student Jeremiah Hinton gives a very clear and helpful description of how participating in a "Community of Practice" has transformed his thinking about business, faith, and work. Learn more...

Imagining and Desiring the Kingdom

CIB and Center for Biblical and Theological Education are co-hosting James K.A. (Jamie) Smith's informal lecture and Q&A on his books, Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom. Dr. Smith is an award-winning author, and teaches philosophy at Calvin College. Learn more...

Family Business Breakfast

We are delighted that Alan Barnhart (CEO of Barnhart Crane & Rigging) is coming to the SPU campus for an invitation-only breakfast event on June 11. If you are involved in a family business and would like to attend, please contact cib@spu.edu for additional information.

The Business: Barnhart Crane & Rigging aims to be “the best heavy lift and heavy transport company.” Its expertise includes projects in accelerated bridge construction, nuclear power generation, petroleum refining, power transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and much more.

The Brothers: When Alan and Eric Barnhart assumed leadership of the family’s business in 1986, their first steps included a promise to keep their lifestyles simple and modest and to be generous with the business more broadly. Learn more...

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Business Parables

Rev. Dr. Bruce Baker, SPU assistant professor of business ethics, brings biblical wisdom in a business context alive with weekly meditations on Scripture. Read “Business Parables” on the CIB blog.

Library

Work and Faith Collection

Explore this extensive collection of books and resources exploring topics of Christian faith and work, economics, and business.

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Ethix: An Online Magazine

You’ll read Q&As with such top CEOs as Ford’s Alan Mulally and Alaska Air Group’s Brad Tilden in Ethix, a CIB publication. Find examples of best practices in business, exemplary leadership, technology trends, and more.

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