Nine years ago, David Russell and Lee Terry were each content with living their lives as independent widower and widow. Today, they’re married, and proud to serve as the first couple of Columbia College.
To the 21st-century observer, Christianity and capitalism don’t seem to be able to coexist, given the constant need for corporations to maximize profits and satisfy shareholders. Yet Columbia College Board of Trustees member Rev. Dr. Brad Stagg, who has spent several years studying the roots of capitalism, says that pure capitalism, as it existed in Adam Smith’s time, has its ideals intertwined with that of Christianity.