This post is related to our upcoming public forum “Navigating the Tensions Between Faith & Work.” Join us Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6-9 p.m. at Galvanize Boulder as we explore how the biblical narrative speaks to our uncertainties and tensions in day-to-day work.
Albert Camus observed, “Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.” Over the course of a 20-year career, I’ve experienced both extremes when it comes to my work. During seasons of unemployment I longed for a job that would bring purpose, structure (and a paycheck!) to my life, but in my early twenties, the months I spent filing papers in a windowless cubicle taught me how unfulfilling work can be.
Maybe you can relate… Whether you’re an executive who’s climbed the corporate ladder, only to find yourself unsatisfied by the view from the top or a 20-something freelancer exploring the potential of the “gig economy,” you’ve probably felt the tension that accompanies working life.
Work brings us face-to-face with the best and worst of human nature: It reveals our attitudes toward money, authority, and ambition, teaches us the limits of our own capacity, and provides a context in which we shape the world. To thrive, we need a framework that guides our response to these tensions — not just to survive them — but to engage them in a redemptive way.
Join Denver Institute for Faith & Work Wednesday, March 9 for “Navigating the Tensions between Faith and Work,” an evening that will expand the way you understand Scripture—and how it has everything to do with your work.
Guest speakers David Kim and Bethany Jenkins, co-authors of the Faith and Work Study Bible, will share insight gleaned from decades of research and development to help you engage your work with a renewed sense of the power and the relevance of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In addition to his work as executive director of The Center for Faith and Work (Redeemer Church, NYC), David also authored 20 and Something: Have the Time of Your Life (and Figure It All out Too), a “field guide” that helps “[Make] this decade count — and for helping those in your life understand you and the road you’re navigating.”
Get a glimpse of David’s insight, and the perspective he’ll bring to the March 9 event, in this video describing the book: