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Politics, Economics, & Believers At Odds with the Present Order

March 17, 2018 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


At odds with the present order
A critical review of liberalism—left, right, and center

Yes, we want to be good neighbors and engaged citizens. Yes, we “seek the welfare of the city” where we live, spiritually, as resident aliens away from our heavenly homeland. (Jeremiah 29:7) But a large and growing chorus of Christians from all traditions also decries the easy relationship the church has developed with our current political and economic framework.

Why? What exactly is liberalism—classical right, progressive left, and popular middle?

Why is it problematic for so many thoughtful Christians? What are the ideas and practical consequences at the root of the discontent, increasingly shared by Catholics, Reformed, and Orthodox Christians—often joined by their Jewish and Muslim friends?

And what are the viable options for those committed to justice, peace, order, and the common good?

Catch up with the conversation, and join in.

Saturday, March 17
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Ruggles Baptist Church
874 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02215

Join us for an discussion at the current intersection of discipleship and public life, introduced and facilitated by
the Rev. Dr. Kelly Madden.

Kelly Madden is the founder and executive director of the Boston Fellows program. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Gordon College (Political Science) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Christian Thought), with a PhD in Politics from the University of York (UK) and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell, specializing in the intersection of Church and Public Life.

Prior to founding the Fellows program, Kelly was Director of Graduate Studies at the International Leadership Foundation, teaching and building the academic standards of the International Leadership University’s six graduate schools in Africa. Before that he lived and worked in French-speaking Africa for 13 years, first as a chaplain to university students, then overseeing chaplaincy programs in 15 countries.  He has worked in 45 countries on five continents.

This event is free and open to the public.

Lunch is provided.

In order to reserve your spot, please RSVP Here by Thursday, March 15.


March 17, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Ruggles Baptist Church
874 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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