Making All Things New—Faith and Work 2014 Conference

In about a week I will be speaking at what looks to be a very exciting conference in New York City.

The conference is called “Making All Things New—Imagination & Innovation Required,” sponsored by the Center for Faith and Work, which is affiliated with Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

This is how the website describes the conference:

“The Faith and Work Conference is a two day gathering of industry leaders, cultural commentators, and leading theologians to reflect on the vital, inevitable intersection of our work and faith. Through keynote talks, exhibitions, workshops, and cultural outings, we’ll explore the role of imagination and innovation as expressions of God’s grace in our world. Artists and educators, designers and technicians, homemakers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, doctors, and everyone in between are invited to help us celebrate the remarkable reality that work matters.”

The conference begins Friday evening, November 7, and continues all day Saturday, November 8.

Timothy Keller (founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church) will give a keynote talk on Friday evening, framing the conference in terms a Christian imagination.

My own keynote, entitled “A Sacred Calling for Sacred Work,” will be on Saturday morning.

Other speakers include David Brooks (columnist for the New York Times), on a social imagination, as well as Dave Evans, Nancy Ortberg, and Margaret Newman.

The afternoon has an “Imagination and Innovation Expo,” with “workshops, tastings, conversations, screenings, demos and more.”

The conference ends with theologian and poet Christian Wiman leading participants through an imaginative exercise to envision the future together.

Bios for all the presenters are listed here.