Author: The Green Room

Ever heard of a “green room”? It’s the room in a theater where actors and speakers can relax when they’re not on stage….talk to each other about what they really think, fix their makeup, get some coffee, and otherwise prepare for their next moment “on.” Well, this blog is the green room for the faith and work movement, where its leaders can kick off their shoes, grab a cup of coffee or a mug of tea, and talk heart-to-heart about where the movement’s come from, where it’s going, what’s working, and what’s not working. We hope you’ll join the conversation.

Learning from Lean, Part 2

By Andrew Parris and Don Pope, reprinted from Christian Business Review. Citations have been omitted. Part two of a series. We propose seven principles of Lean that make it more understandable and applicable to a wider variety of organizations, along the lines of those cited above who studied the origins of Lean… 1. We Exist to Provide Value to Our Customers Every organization…

Embrace Your Call

By Demi Prentiss, reprinted from Living God’s Mission. There is not a single Christian who has not been equipped by God for the particular tasks which God has given him or her. There are no exceptions. All of us are ministers of God and ministers of the church. All of us have been equipped in some way to participate in…

Review: Modern Technology and the Human Future

By David Gill, reprinted from The 313. Craig Gay is professor of interdisciplinary studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. “Interdisciplinary” means approaching topics from the multiple perspectives of, for example, theology, history, business, sociology and engineering – rather than just a single lens. Gay has written several impressive books earlier in his career, including With Liberty and Justice for…

Karam Forum Event Videos & Upcoming Global Session

Reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. Karam Forum 2021 met on January 5, and full videos of the event sessions are available below. It was a very different year for Karam Forum, especially because we had to meet digitally, but the Lord richly blessed our time. Our speakers challenged and inspired us with insights about the big opportunities for theological education…

Review: Work and Worship

By Chris Robertson. I’m excited to share Matthew Kaemingk and Cory Willson’s new book, Work and Worship, with you. Their work makes a significant contribution. The book’s goal is to help the reader explore the reconciliation of how faith and work in the context of gathered worship.  One concept presented early and discussed throughout the book is being “vocationally conversant.” They define…

Work, From the Beginning: Part 2

By David Williamson, part two of a series. As Genesis 1 proceeds, God continues to form the earth-substance out of nothing, and we see new and expanding products and possibilities. God takes on additional work – new, specific forms of work. God continue to create – indeed, to innovate – and various forms of material, such as vegetation, come into…

Rest Is a Gift

By Denise Daniels, reprinted from Made to Flourish. “Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Work six days and do everything you need to do. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God, your God. Don’t do any work…For in six days God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; he rested on the seventh day.…

What Is Money For? Conclusion

By J. Mark Bowers, reprinted from the Chalmers Center. Part two of two. What is God’s economic ideal for us? When we look back at the gleaning laws (Leviticus 19, Deuteronomy 24), we see God’s vision for how his people’s resources should build communal justice. Grounded in trust that Yahweh is the owner and sustainer of all, his people were free…

Learning from Lean

By Andrew Parris and Don Pope, reprinted from Christian Business Review. Citations have been omitted. Part one of a series. We live in an unpredictable, complex, competitive, pluralistic and divided world. Increasingly, successful businesses and organizations require leaders who understand the times and who can inspire and guide their teams to design and deliver superior valuable products and services for…