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Old Testament Curricular Workshops: Insights (Part 1)

This the latest in a series of articles sharing insights from a joint curricular development initiative of the Oikonomia Network, the Theology of Work Project and three ON schools (Asbury, Assemblies of God and Western). It is reprinted from the Oikonomia Network Newsletter. Only two professors we talked with were teaching Old Testament courses as such, but discussion of OT texts and…

Curricular Integration Workshops at Oikonomia Network Schools

This is the first in a series of articles sharing insights from a joint curricular development initiative of the Oikonomia Network, the Theology of Work Project and three ON schools (Asbury, Assemblies of God and Western). Reprinted from ON. This March, Will Messenger of the Theology of Work Project and I met individually with 15 faculty on the campuses of three Oikonomia…

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…

My Faith and Work Journey (Part 4)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) Previous posts in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 One of the most helpful discoveries that I made in my thesis research was identifying some of the elements that are necessary for someone to gain and nurture an ongoing sense of vocation, or SoulPurpose as I have gone on to call it.…

My Faith and Work Journey (Part 3)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) Previous posts in this series: Part 1, Part 2 In my continuing series of lessons gleaned from study and work in the faith and work movement, I want to talk today about two things: dangers in emphasizing a theology of work and opportunities worth pursuing. When you start to elevate the significance of…

My Faith and Work Journey (Part 2)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) Previous posts in this series: Part 1 In my last post, I talked about how I came to enter into graduate study on the theology of work. Here’s some of what I learned. First, I noticed how early in the history of the Christian church the sacred/secular divide that runs like a…