Seattle Pacific University
Center for Integrity in Business
May 2013  

Visiting Scholar on "Organizing With the Spirit"

Seattle Pacific University's Center for Integrity in Business and School of Business and Economics are pleased to host Dr. Kent Miller as our Bruce R. Kennedy Endowment for Ethical Leadership visiting scholar. Dr. Miller is a professor of management in the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University. While on campus May 15-17, he will speak to students and business leaders and interact with faculty on "Organizing With the Spirit" and "Management Research as Practical Theology."

The public is invited to attend Dr. Miller's presentation on Wednesday, May 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Eaton Hall Room 112.

Learn more.

"Strengthening the Soul of Your Practice"

The CIB invites you to attend the National Christian Foundation (Seattle chapter) breakfast for professional advisors, titled "Strengthening the Soul of Your Practice: Becoming a Business Leader Clients Want to Follow."

Co-sponsored by the CIB, this event seeks to strengthen community among Christian professional advisors, promote deeper integration of faith and practice, and encourage greater generosity.

Join us on Thursday, May 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Avenue, Seattle.

Additional details and online registration.

2013 Summer Institute
for Business Leaders, Church Leaders, and Theology Students

CIB and CBTE are teaming up to offer two classes this summer. The Summer Institute is a wonderful opportunity to understand more about how our Christian faith influences our work and business leadership.

Theology and Economics in Creative Partnership

June 17-20
Burning Issues: Spiritual Capital
taught by Bruce Baker, assistant professor of business ethics

June 24-28
Burning Issues: A Theology of Business
taught by Jeff Van Duzer, SPU provost
and Daniel Castelo, associate professor of theology

These courses may be taken for personal enrichment, continuing education units, or seminary credit. See additional details and online registration on the CIB website, or contact Kelsey Rorem ( or 206-378-5415) at CBTE for more information.

Faith and Business Masters Programs

SPU's School of Business and Economics offers an innovative, faith-based graduate school experience. In an 11-month Master of Arts in Management program (specialization in Social and Sustainable Management), recently graduated, non-business majors learn how to integrate their faith into their work and engage business as a force for good in the world.

SPU also now offers an MA in Management with a specialization in faith and business. This new degree program is intended to train professionals who seek to live faithfully in the marketplace and apply in-depth knowledge of workplace theology to address real-world management problems.

Read more about our MA program in Social and Sustainable Management and its successful track record in training and placing students. To learn more about our new MA program in faith and business, contact Gary Karns at

Chicago Conference to Highlight Drucker Insights

Concerned about the loss of soul in management and in business education? Wonder what it looks like to live and equip others to engage business as a sacred calling from God? Consider attending “Management as a Liberal Art: Insights from Peter Drucker, Our Christian Faith, and the Practice of Management,” a one-day conference hosted by the CIB for businesspeople and business faculty. This gathering will take place October 17, 2013, at Olivet Nazarene University (greater Chicagoland) in advance of the annual Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) national conference.

Visit the CBFA conference site or contact the CIB for more details.


On the lookout for practical help on how to integrate faith and work? Take a look at our free and downloadable study guide for Jeff Van Duzer's book, Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to be Fixed).

Finance Leader Speaks to MBA Students

Bob Doll (chief equity strategist for Nuveen Asset Management and a regular national television financial commentator) spoke with MBA students April 11 as part of the “Theology and Economics in Creative Partnership” forum. Doll covered the state of the markets, leading with integrity, and a Christian understanding of faith and business. Listen to his presentation on iTunes University (see item release 4/29/13).