Category: Faith and Work Leader Profiles

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…

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.

 

My Faith and Work Journey (Part 1)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) I have been involved in deliberately exploring the relationship between faith and work since 1993. There are a number of contributing factors that got me started on this journey. One element was reading some words from North American Mennonite Calvin Redekop that have haunted me ever since:  “Most of us spend…

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…

“I Wish We Heard More Sermons on This:” An Interview With L.T. Jeyachandran

L.T. Jeyachandran hails from Tamil Nadu in South India. He worked in several parts of India for 28 years as a Senior Civil Engineer with the Central (Federal) Government and took early retirement from the Government in November 1993 to join Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in India. He functioned as Director of Ministries there until December 2000. He also served…

Thinking and Rethinking Work: Spotlight on Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

By Darrell Yoder; reprinted from the Oikonomia Network newsletter At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we are nearing completion of two multi-year projects related to the work of the Oikonomia Network. These two projects have focused on helping students and local pastors develop a biblical theology of work and to pursue faithful approaches to economics and poverty. Local Pastors and Churches…

An Update on The Call to Work

We recently received an email from The Call to Work (TC2W), a combination of a course and leadership training focusing on applying faith to everyday work. (We profiled Tracy Mathews, the person behind the course, in February.) Tracy reports: We’ve started road testing the course content and the initial feedback has been encouraging. One of the main goals for the…