One important aspect of Karam Forum is the short, TED-style presentations that become part of our growing library of Economic Wisdom Project Talks. Register today to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to be present for these catalytic experiences, which are designed to prompt growth in your own thinking and practice as an educator, and to provide a resource you can easily use in class or assign to students.
We continue to improve Karam Forum as we listen to your feedback! After our flipped conference experiment last year, you told us that you appreciated the increased dialogue and discussion at Karam Forum, rather than just hearing a series of talks. But you also told us that presence matters. You wanted to be present for the talks themselves, rather than having them by video in advance of the conference.
You spoke, we listened. In addition to talks on broader topics from Miroslav Volf, David Miller and Mark Greene, Karam Forum 2019 will feature live TED-style talks on Who God Is and What God Does from four top theological educators. These presentations will connect core doctrines of the faith to the way we live and work in our everyday world. From the holy love of the Trinity and the “God with us” divine image of the incarnate Christ to the calling of salvation and the redemptive mission of the church, these precious doctrines point to a transformed life that is expressed in how we work for the common good of the world that God so loved.
We’re working hard to keep these presentations at the high levels of theological and pedagogical excellence you’ve seen in our previous talks, like Andy Crouch and Charlie Self on what counts as real flourishing, Deborah Gill and Nathan Hitchcock on the breathtaking breadth of God’s mission, Anthony Bradley and Vincent Bacote on new approaches to the public square after the failure of the Religious Right, Chris Armstrong and Celeste Cranston on vocation, Darrell Bock and Eric Tully on stewardship of money, and Joshua Jipp on Jesus the Economic Teacher:
But we’re not leaving collaboration and dialogue behind! The talks at Karam Forum 2019 will be followed by interdisciplinary panel discussions to unpack the significance of these ideas across the curriculum. We’ll hear not just from systematics profs but from biblical scholars, historians and missiologists about how these ideas can equip our students.
As always, we’ll be recording these talks for use in your classes. We’ve been pleased at the growing number of classes in our network assigning Economic Wisdom Project Talks. As we look forward to another Karam Forum, consider our library of 21 talks – we’ve labeled them by discipline so you can quickly find talks that are the easiest match for your field – and how it might benefit your students.