Workplace Discipleship in the Pandemic Age
Public Lecture Workplace Discipleship in the Pandemic AgeApril 24 2021 | 09:30 AM
April 24 2021 | 11:30 AM
Christians find meaning in their everyday work by looking at it as given by a Creator God who is involved in work at all times. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of work, such as the spaces we inhabit (office to online), and the boundaries we keep (work and family time). Furthermore, the understanding of essential and non-essential work has been redefined, and for those in the gig economy, there were no more gigs. Because of the pandemic many people have had to change the way they worked, and this has been difficult and stressful.
What is a robust theology of work that Christians can have so that they can meet these challenges? And, whether as employers or employees, whether professionals or blue-collar or even gig workers, how then can Christians be positive witnesses in and through their work?
Joined by Respondents:
Ms Bernice Lee
Publisher, editor, writer, general dogsbody at Graceworks Pte Ltd. She is a firm believer in the fact that there is no sacred-secular divide, work has provided many precious opportunities to live out that conviction. With hospitality and feeding people at the core of who she is, she's always looking to see how she can imbue our everyday rhythms with a Christlike saltiness and luminosity. Married to Soo Inn, they have four sons, two daughters-in-law, and one grandson.
Mr Isaac Koh
Isaac graduated in 2015 from the National University of Singapore with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a heightened appreciation of student ministry. He spent the next four years serving university students as part of the Fellowship of Evangelical Students. Isaac’s current occupation entails working at the crossroads of technology and education in the setting of a public university. His favoured mode of lifelong learning entails watching videos on history and engineering design on Youtube.
Location: Zoom Classroom , own study place
Lecturer : David W. Gill
David W Gill is a writer and speaker based in Oakland, California. He recently retired from his position as Mockler-Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology & Business Ethics and Director of the Mockler Centre for Faith & Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton and Boston, Massachusetts (2010 – 2016). He is the author of seven books including a two-volume introduction to Christian ethics: Becoming Good: Building Moral Character and Doing Right: Practicing Ethical Principles (InterVarsity, 2000 & 2004) and a general market business ethics book, It’s About Excellence: Building Ethically Healthy Organizations (Wipf & Stock, 2008/2011). He was raised in the Plymouth Brethren, ordained at Allen Temple Baptist Church (Oakland CA) and is a member of Solano Community Church (Albany CA).