Author: Jennifer Woodruff Tait

I'm the Content Editor for The High Calling at The Theology of Work Project, the managing editor of Christian History Magazine, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. I'm also the author of The Poisoned Chalice and Histories of Us.

The Creation Narratives and the Original Unity of Work and Worship (Reviewing “Work,” Part 1)

A few weeks ago, I reported in on my failure to attend #Acton U and to blog about talks there which centered around the book Work: Theological Foundations and Practical Implications. While I can’t go back in time and travel to Grand Rapids for the conviviality and thoughtful reflection and beautiful views of the river and amazing quantity of men in…

Book Review: No More Work: Why Full Employment is a Bad Idea (or, “Why Should I Love God Better Than This Day?”)

A while ago, I checked in with you with a dispatch from a growing genre of books: let’s call it the postwork genre. As I put it there in describing the genre, It’s the contention of many in the faith and work movement that the best way to fulfill God’s plan for the world is for everyone to work, or…

The Best Laid Plans of Many People Gang Aft Agley This Week

This week, Acton University is taking place in Grand Rapids, MI. The Green Room’s grand plan was that I could go and blog the AU experience for you, paying special attention to sessions related to an ambitious new theology of work edited by Trey Dimsdale and R. Keith Loftin. We’d then follow up with a review of the book on…

What’s the Matter With Anglicans? A Response to Greg Forster

Recently, Greg Forster addressed in this space the question of whether or not the faith and work movement is overrun by Reformed folks, or at least by their theology. His answer surprised me. He thinks the answer is “no.” Greg actually says a lot of great things in that post which I agree with, but his contention that the theological leadership…

The Green Room Needs You

A year and a half ago, we essentially started The Green Room from scratch. We were independent, beholden to no one, and had three goals: point leaders to resources they should know about, feature leaders in the movement, and ask hard questions that would help the movement go forward. We had no idea if anyone would be interested. As it…