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The St. George’s Centre is committed to relating the good news of Christ to all areas of life. Here we have compiled some resources from leading christian economists that reveal the connection between the gospel and economics.



Dr. Bob Goudzwaard
Fellow in Economics
Born in Delft, March 4, 1934, Dr. Goudzwaard studied economics at the Dutch Economy High School in Rotterdam from 1951 to 1957, completing his studies with a dissertation entitled ‘Unpriced Scarcity “(1970). A Member of Dutch Parliament for the ARP from 1967 to 1971, Dr. Goudzwaard became professor of economics at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Free University of Amsterdam, a position he held from 1971 to 1999. With publications includingCapitalism and Progress, Beyond Poverty and Affluence, Idols of Our Times, and most recently, Hope in Troubled Times, Dr. Goudzwaard is a welcome addition to the Paideia Centre’s growing community of fellows.



Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for the Global Economy
By Dr. Goudzwaard
Dr. Goudzwaard, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Social Philosophy at the Free University of Amsterdam, presented “Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for the Global Economy”. Panelists following the lecture include: Professor Vahagn Asatryan; Jonathan Wellum, CEO & CIO of RockLinc Investment Partners, Inc.; and Dr. Gideon Strauss, president for the Center for Public Justice and editor of Comment.

Kingdom Economics
By Michael Rhodes
On Friday, November 8, Redeemer University hosted a special guest lecture with Michael Rhodes and Bob Goudzwaard. The theme was ‘Kingdom Economics’ with a discussion of how the Bible informs our economic practices.



Hope In Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises
By Bob Goudzward, Mark Vander Vennen, David Van Heemst
We want to have it all: financial strength, secure homes, clean air and water for our children. With the latest technological advances available, we deserve to have every dilemma resolved. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to work? Hope in Troubled Times dares to say “no.”
Poverty, terrorism, and overtaxed land are planetary problems that make even believers despair. But the authors point to Christ as the source of hope. Our choice is obvious. We work together, learning to live unselfishly, or we watch civilization sink further into the abyss. With a foreword by renowned human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Hope in Troubled Times provides real-world solutions to life-threatening problems. The authors show that with God’s guidance we can knock down the idols that stunt clear thinking.