MLK on Work: Justice and Opportunity

By Greg Forster; part three of a series. MLK’s famous image of a street sweeper, widely familiar in the faith and work movement, is at the center of an profound talk he gave six months before he was murdered, on discerning “your life’s blueprint.” As we have seen, King’s image is grounded in Christian personalism. Because you are a human…

2018 Faith@Work Summit Registration Now Open

The 2018 Faith at Work Summit, held in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare on October 11th-13th, is now open for registration! The early bird pricing for registration is now available at $179 per ticket, so be sure to purchase soon! Speakers at the Summit include a wide range of marketplace leaders, pastors, and Christian educators, including Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Sandra Ricther, Tommy Lee, Mark Greene, Missy Wallace, Andy…

Museum of the Bible Lifts Up the Dignity of Work

The recent opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. brings great attention to this central book for two major faiths: Judaism and Christianity. Wisely, the museum attempts to explain the book itself through its history, impact, and narrative. Dogmatic attempts to explain and apply the meaning of the Bible are carefully avoided; some Christians have even suggested…

Why Work, Indeed: Tribute to Dorothy Sayers from the 2016 Dallas Faith@Work Summit

Bronze statue of Dorothy L. Sayers, by John Doubleday. Located on Newland Street, Witham, England.

The purpose of the Faith@Work Summit is to gather active participants and leaders in the faith at work movement from every industry sector to learn from each other and work together to extend Christ’s transforming presence in workplaces around the world. The next Summit will be in Chicago on Oct. 11-13, 2018. Go to fwsummit.org to sign up for updates and to learn more about the Summit.

Dorothy Sayers’ “Why Work” is often cited as a crucial faith and work movement text. Below, Mark Greene gives a moving tribute to Sayers’ life and writings at the 2016 meeting in Dallas.

P.S. Soon we hope to have a review of the book The Artist and the Trinity by Christine Fletcher on Sayers’ theology of work posted here at TGR!

 

Image: Wikipedia.

My Faith and Work Journey (Part 5)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) Previous posts in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Theses are by their nature pretty academic documents and it wasn’t long before some friends of mine who were mostly business people started to say to me, “Hey Alistair are you ever going to bring some of these high-flown ideas down to…

Being White in the (White) Faith and Work Movement

“The American ideal of racial progress is measured by how fast I become white.” James Baldwin As a white person I’ve never been very cognizant of my complexion—I’ve always just blended in; in my white family, my white neighborhoods, my white college, my white workplaces, and my white churches. It’s never been a matter of reflection because it’s all seemed…

Gospel DNA #4: Proclaim the Gospel Through Community

By Tim Chester, reprinted from his blog under a Creative Commons 3.0 license. Christians in the West today increasingly finds ourselves living on the margins. It was the same for the readers of 1 Peter. In a series of posts I’m identifying principles from 1 Peter for developing a gospel and missional DNA in our churches. Here are the four principles: Proclaim the…