Category: Leader Profiles

Why Work, Indeed: Tribute to Dorothy Sayers from the 2016 Dallas Faith@Work Summit

Bronze statue of Dorothy L. Sayers, by John Doubleday. Located on Newland Street, Witham, England.

The purpose of the Faith@Work Summit is to gather active participants and leaders in the faith at 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. 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.

Dorothy Sayers’ “Why Work” is often cited as a crucial faith and work movement text. Below, Mark Greene gives a moving tribute to Sayers’ life and writings at the 2016 meeting in Dallas.

P.S. Soon we hope to have a review of the book The Artist and the Trinity by Christine Fletcher on Sayers’ theology of work posted here at TGR!

 

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My Faith and Work Journey (Part 5)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) Previous posts in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Theses are by their nature pretty academic documents and it wasn’t long before some friends of mine who were mostly business people started to say to me, “Hey Alistair are you ever going to bring some of these high-flown ideas down to…

Stewardship Economics: Work in the Larger Economic Frame (A Video from the Boston Faith@Work Summit)

The purpose of the Faith@Work Summit is to gather active participants and leaders in the faith at 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. 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.

In one of the opening talks at the 2014 Boston Faith@Work Summit , Greg Forster talked about economics…and teddy bears. Why teddy bears? Learn more below!

“We Spend Way Too Much Time Fixated on the New:” An Interview with Lee Vinsel

Lee Vinsel is Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech and one of the conveners of The Maintainers, a global, interdisciplinary research network made up of those who are interested in “the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world.” TGR: What led you to begin the…

Report from the Karam Forum, Los Angeles, 2018

The Oikonomia Network hosted their second annual Karam Forum last weekend in Los Angeles. The forum is an opportunity for theological educators at seminaries throughout the U.S. and beyond (there were also a few folks from Australia in attendance) to learn and reflect on themes of faith, work and economics – and really, at a big picture level, about God’s…

Hiring and Empowering Millennials in the Workplace: A Video From the Dallas Faith@Work Summit

The purpose of the Faith@Work Summit is to gather active participants and leaders in the faith at 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. 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.

One of the most memorable talks from the Dallas Summit in 2016 was Grant Skeldon’s humor-filled, thought-provoking discussion of millennials in the workplace. This week, we thought you’d enjoy watching it (or, if you were there, watching it again!) You can check all the videos from past Summits out here.