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Husted Headlines Freedom to Flourish Conference

by Michaela Carpenter, Public Relations Writer

Christopher Brooks, Josh Good and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will be the featured speakers for this year’s Freedom to Flourish mini-conference Tuesday, March 14, at Cedarville University. The third annual event, hosted by the university’s school of business administration and department of history and government, will be open to the public and does not require registration. 

Husted will be the primary speaker at the 7 p.m. lecture in Dixon Ministry Center’s (DMC) Recital Hall. His session will conclude with a question-and-answer period. 
Brooks, senior pastor of Evangel Ministries in Detroit, Michigan, will be interviewed by Good, director of the Kern Family Foundation’s Faith, Work and Economics program, at 10 a.m. in the DMC chapel. Brooks promotes jobs for low-income individuals in the inner city.

The purpose of the conference is to demonstrate how the free enterprise system allows believers to promote genuine human flourishing, explained Bert Wheeler, Ph.D., Berry chair for free enterprise.

“Sometimes we like to divide our world into sacred and secular and believe that those involved in full-time vocational ministry in the church are the only ones that minister to other people,” Wheeler said. “This conference will remind us that what God has called us to in our vocations can be used by him as a ministry to help others.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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