Renowned author, speaker, Dr. Peter Kreeft, to lecture Feb. 20

Renowned author, speaker, Dr. Peter Kreeft, to lecture Feb. 20

Dr. Peter Kreeft, author, speaker and professor of philosophy at Boston College and King's College, will give the next breakfast talk in a series co-sponsored by the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas and St. Olaf Catholic Church.

People of all faiths are welcome.

The 2008-09 Faith and Work Breakfast Series is titled "Sin at Work." Kreeft's topic is "Sloth: The Deadly Sin of Too-Busy People."

The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Fleming Hall of St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. Eighth St., Minneapolis.

Dr. Peter Kreeft

"I'm so busy!" is a common tagline. How could it be that sloth, a sin associated with laziness, could be relevant to in today's work life? Isn't hard work the cornerstone of success? Kreeft will examine these questions and illumine their impact on spiritual life.

Visit Kreeft's Web site for more information on the speaker.

This is the Faith and Work Breakfast Series' 14th year. The talk on Feb. 20 is part of a two-year discussion examining human nature at work through a contemporary lens of the Seven Deadly Sins. By raising awareness to the dark side of human nature, participants can heighten their consciousness to the choices they make in living lives of faith at work.

Most people don't see themselves in the extremes of pride, greed, lust or envy that fill today's media sources, but each day at work brings countless situations where employees make choices regarding their actions. Then again, sometimes people don't choose – they react. The series offers tools to be used for choice and action.

The next speaker in the breakfast series' 2008-2009 discussion is Andre Delbecq, McCarthy University Professor at the University of Santa Clara and director of the Institute for Spirituality of Organizational Leadership. Delbecq will speak on Thursday, April 2. His topic is: "If 'Pride Goeth Before the Fall,' Are We at the Tipping Point?"

The cost of each Faith and Work Breakfast is $20 and includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is encouraged.

To make a reservation or for more information, contact Carol Bishop, St. Olaf Catholic Church, (612) 332-7471, Ext. 255. Information also is available on the St. Olaf Web site.