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Faith & Work Initiative

Faith & Work Initiative Director to Speak at Phillips Theological Seminary

Dr. David Miller, Director of Princeton University's Faith& Work Initiative, will speak at the 2014 Re-Mind & Re-New Conference at Phillips Theological Seminary on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Miller is the author of God at Work.

In his book, Dr. Miller traces the history of the faith at work (FAW) movement in the U.S., and offers critiques and recommendations regarding the ways clergy, congregations, judicatories, and colleges and seminaries could and should participate in the movement. 

Miller provides many examples of the Sunday-Monday gap between how church institutions present the  gospel and what many people do with 5/7 of their lives. One example of a gap is evidenced in a compilation of 50 years of Presbyterian social policy statements. About these statements Miller remarks (p. 85):

“In terms of substance, the policy papers are largely oriented to macro policy and structural questions, usually pertaining to issues of economic justice, sustainable development, offshore manufacturing, and third world debt forgiveness. However, they seldom speak to the level of individual vocation, accountability, and responsibility in the marketplace. Even the statements that attempt to move to the micro or personal level seldom apply to the average business person or worker in the pew.”

The evening presentation will begin at 7 pm in the seminary's chapel, and is free and open to the public.

Learn more about Princeton's Faith & Work initiative.


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