Episode 46

Dr. Shawn Ritenour on Economics and the Bible

I was privileged to interview Dr. Shawn Ritenour on the topic of how the Austrian School of economics correlates to the Bible.

Dr. Ritenour shares his Christian testimony that brought him from an eclectic background to an elder in the OPC.

As a young man he stumbled on a book entitled Human Action by Ludwig von Mises that opened his eyes to a passion for economics.

Dr. Ritenour gives his insider experience from working at the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

We discuss topics from Austrian economics as God's "common grace" to a Christian economist's view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Shawn Ritenour current serves as a professor of economics at Grove City College and is a member of the faculty in the Foundation for Economic Education Faculty Network. He also is a scholar for the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He formerly worked for two years at the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and a Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

He is the author of the book Foundations of Economics: A Christian View.

He has authored articles for mises.org.

Lecture videos available on YouTube include the following:

Austrian Economics as Common Grace

It's Wrong to be Ignorant of Economics


Check out Dr. Ritenour's websites:

(book) www.foundationsofeconomics.com

(blog) http://foundationsofecon.blogspot.com


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Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.