Seattle Pacific University
Center for Integrity in Business
March 2014  

Center for Integrity in Business Vision

CIB's threefold vision seeks long-term transformation through our day-to-day work of enabling businesspeople to lead with integrity to shape a more just and flourishing world.

Our Vision:

  • Transformed leaders who understand business as vital Kingdom work in the world.
  • Transformed businesses engaged in creative and redemptive work, operating with a holistic view of integrity.
  • A flourishing ecosystem of business, academic, and church communities working together to harness integrity in business for a better world.

We have a full agenda in the weeks and months to come, and we welcome your participation and involvement in our work.


Transformed Leaders

CIB's first webinar: On February 20, Bruce Baker, assistant professor of business ethics, presented "A Truth-Seeker's Guide to Big Data." The webinar probed theological implications of how big data can reduce people to digital commodities, and measures to help preserve human dignity. You can view the recorded webinar on CIB's YouTube channel.

  Bruce Baker

March webinar: CIB's next webinar is scheduled for March 19. In "Business, Eucharist, and Koinonia," Neil Gavin, vice president of internal controls for HomeStreet Bank and adjunct professor in the School of Business and Economics, will examine shared life in community, and how such commitments can influence our approach to business and workplace relationships. Register now for this event. Seats are limited.



Transformed Business

Transported by an Ethic of Generosity: Can you imagine a family-owned company giving away a million dollars a month? Can you imagine giving a company earning $60+ million a year to charity? Alan and Eric Barnhart of Barnhart Crane and Rigging not only imagined it -- they are doing it.

And that is only part of the story. Read more about how an understanding of whole-life integrity shapes their business operations.

CIB and C3 Leaders are delighted to co-host the second Just Business Roundtable at Canlis this month. The event highlights the story of a family-owned business reshaping the fine-dining experience with other-centered service, trustworthiness, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.



Flourishing Ecosystem

Imagining and Desiring the Kingdom: CIB and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education are co-hosting James K.A. (Jamie) Smith on May 1 for an informal lecture and Q and A on his books Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom. Find additional details on CIB's website, or contact for more info.

Faith@Work Conference: The Faith@Work Summit takes place October 24-25, 2014, in Boston. CIB is one of the principal sponsors of the conference, which will gather leaders and participants in the faith-at-work movement from across the country and around the world. Visit the Faith@Work website for a comprehensive look at the array of presenters, topics to be addressed, and more.

Work and Faith Collection update: The SPU Library is home to the Work and Faith Collection, comprising 1,500 volumes on topics of Christian faith and work, economics, business, and the professions. The collection can be searched by title, author, subject, or keyword from any computer with Internet access. Follow the steps outlined under "Searching the Collection."



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