Category: Future of the Movement

Fat people earn less and have a harder time finding work. What does the faith at work movement have to say to them?

We ran into this somewhat disturbing story at the website of the BBC recently: Even when they’re able to do the job competently, obese people routinely face discrimination in the workplace. While discrimination against employees because of their sex, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or disabilities is illegal in a growing number of countries, including the UK, many businesses…

Why Are You Asking a Theologian What Lawyers Should Do? An Interview With Alistair Mackenzie

Alistair Mackenzie is a Teaching Fellow at Laidlaw College – Christchurch, New Zealand and has also worked part-time with the Theology of Work Project.  He is the author of Where’s God on Monday?, SoulPurpose: Making a Difference in Life and Work and Just Decisions: Christians Ethics Go to Work, and the founding director of Faith at Work (NZ). As part…

Book Review: The Greening Of the Church

I was recently introduced to a book that, while not new, has important wisdom for leaders in the faith and work movement. The Greening Of the Church (1971) was written by Findley Bartow Edge (1916-2002). Dr. Edge held the Basil Manly, Jr. Chair of Religious Education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he taught for more than 40 years. Edge authored…

What Christian Vocation Looks Like for the Elderly

The faith and work movement can tend to celebrate the entrepreneurial, which by extension often means celebrating the young (because, after all, they’re usually the ones with the energy to start new things.)  The Christian Century ran an excellent article a little while ago about what vocation looks like in older adults: If vocation is about God’s call to persons (and…

Vocation Should Not Be a Middle-Class Luxury: An Interview With Gordon Preece

Gordon Preece is an Anglican minister, the director of Ethos: Evangelical Alliance Centre for Christianity & Society, and the founding director of RASP, the research Centre for Religion and Social Policy of the University of Divinity, all in Victoria, Australia. We talked to him as part of an ongoing series of interviews with leaders of faith and work ministries. TGR:…