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.

Gospel DNA #3: Proclaim the Gospel in Everyday Life

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…

All Videos from the Boston and Dallas Faith@Work Summits Now Available on YouTube

The purpose of the Summit is to gather active participants and leaders in the Faith@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.  You can check the videos from past Summits out in one convenient place: here.  Search for a certain speaker or topic, or use the pre-arranged playlists to look at them divided up by Summit. Follow links there to the YouTube channels of Summit sponsors as well.

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. We’ve already featured a few past Summit talks on TGR by Will Messenger, Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Cheryl Broetje, Denise Daniels, and David Gill.

As the Chicago meeting draws closer we’ll be featuring more videos from past Summits here, and why not start with this tribute to faith and work pioneer Howard E. Butt, Jr., by Mark Roberts from Boston 2014?  Butt (1927-2016) contributed mightily to the founding of retreat center Laity Lodge and faith and work website The High Calling: you can read more about that here and read his obituary here. Enjoy Mark’s tribute.

 

Gospel DNA #2: Proclaim the Gospel to Create a Missional Identity

By Tim Chester, reprinted from his blog under a Creative Commons 3.0 license. Christians in the West today increasingly find 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. The first principle was to proclaim the…

Against Gratitude

By Jessica Mesman Griffith The other day a Facebook friend linked to a blog post on fifteen ways to raise happier, more grateful children. Just that morning I’d been complaining about how ungrateful our kids are for all the comforts they have and all the sacrifices we make for them—all the writing and living my husband and I don’t do…

How Do We Work It Out in the Nitty-Gritty? An Interview With Andrew Laird

Andrew Laird is Dean of the Ridley Marketplace Institute at Ridley College and Director of Life@Work, an initiative of City Bible Forum, Melbourne. His book for workplace Christians, Under Pressure, releases on October 26. TGR: First of all, tell us about your own background. AL: My background is in radio journalism. I grew up in an evangelical church, was taught well, started…