Faith and Business Luncheons

Faith and Business Luncheons

Register for the next Faith and Business Luncheon

From its earliest decades, Perkins School of Theology has been committed to formal and informal theological reflection with persons whose faith influences and shapes the good of both the church and the world. Perkins’ mission to prepare women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry extends not only to students and ministry professionals but also to laypersons and the larger community as well, including two Faith and Business Luncheons per semester as well as an annual Public Life|Personal Faith lecture for critical reflection on the intersection of public life and personal faith.

Each Faith and Business Luncheon features two co-presenters – a prominent leader in the community paired with a Perkins faculty member. The co-presenters share how personal theology informs business practice from their unique perspectives.

Co-presenters at the Sept. 24, 2012, Faith and Business Luncheon   
(from left): Harold Recinos, Professor of Church and Society,
and Craig Watkins, Dallas County District Attorney,
with Dean William B. Lawrence, Perkins School of Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio recordings and presenters from previous Faith and Business Luncheons

Image of Dodee Crockett Extending Greetings at Faith and Business Luncheon, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Dodee Crockett extends greetings
at Faith and Business Luncheon

Faith and Business Luncheons emerged in large part from the inspiration of Perkins Executive Board members Dodee Crockett (M.T.S. ’03), Managing Director–Investments and Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch, and John Castle, Dallas attorney and former Executive Vice-President of EDS, working with Dorothy Botnick, Assistant Director of Development at Perkins. Ms. Crockett’s and Mr. Castle’s generosity first made it possible for Perkins to provide this venue in which Dallas business executives could explore how faith and business shape and inform one another.

Reflecting on the inauguration of the Perkins Faith and Business Luncheons, Ms. Crockett recalls how meaningful four years of study at Perkins proved to be for her. “I realized very quickly,” she says, “that the engagement with other students – many were also professionals – and faculty enriched much more than my spiritual and intellectual life, it enriched my business life. It was during that time that I began meeting with others sharing the significant resource that the Perkins experience had become in my life and hoping for ways to spread those resources to others in the business community.”

For more information about Faith and Business Luncheons, contact Christina Adamson, via e-mail or at 214.768.3688.

Register for the next Faith and Business Luncheon