Gary Boelhower, professor of Theology and Religious Studies at The College of St. Scholastica, will discuss wise decision-making at 3:40 p.m. Friday, March 30, in room 4119 of Tower Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
The title of Boelhower's discussion is "Practical Wisdom: Wise Decision-Making Based on Spiritual Principles." His talk is part of a faculty colloquium series developed by the College's School of Arts and Letters to highlight diverse faculty research projects. The presentation will last one hour and include a 40-minute lecture followed by 20 minutes of questions and answers. Colloquium audiences typically include a mixture of students, faculty and community members.
"Decision by decision, we seek wisdom as we make choices about important aspects of our lives," writes Boelhower. "Through our decisions, we develop our character, determine our values, and live out our calling. Through decisions, we set the direction of our institutions, identify the projects and products of our organizations, and establish the priorities of our work. Individually and organizationally, we are challenged to make the wisest possible decisions."
Boelhower will provide an overview of a model for wise decision-making based on foundational, common principles found in diverse spiritual traditions. Drawing from these traditions, he will identify five core wisdom principles and two key operating procedures and criteria for making judgments that emanate from each principle.
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