Economic Wisdom Project Talks are short, accessible, engaging and rich presentations by leading theological educators, suitable for classroom and local church use. They’re about 15 minutes and feature compelling stories and simple structures, yet they convey essential “meaty” insights and catalyze conversations about how we can more fully live out the wisdom, grace and power of Jesus Christ in economic life – and how economic systems themselves can conform more fully to God’s standards of justice and mercy.
Now, it’s easier than ever to find the talk you can use in your classroom!
As our library of talks continues to grow, we’re making sure you can find the educational tools you need. Recently, we have organized the talks by topic to make that even easier.
Use the links below to go to our YouTube page and see the playlists for these topics:
Ethics: EWP Talks about the way we strive to live, what we want for economic systems and practices, and why
Theology: EWP Talks about God and all his mighty and merciful works, and what that has to do with economic life
New Testament: EWP Talks about what we find in the New Testament about economic issues
Old Testament: EWP Talks about what we find in the Old Testament about economic issues
Culture: EWP Talks about the economy as an area of life where the gospel can be contextualized to our nations and cultures
Spiritual Formation: EWP Talks about daily life in the world of work and commerce as a primary place of spiritual formation
Pastoral Leadership: EWP Talks about how pastors and local churches impact the economic lives of congregants and communities
History: EWP Talks that draw wisdom about the economy from ancient, medieval and modern history
In our EWP Talks library, we’ve got:
- Andy Crouch on pruning our lives for sustainable flourishing
- Joshua Jipp on Jesus as an economic teacher
- Nathan Hitchcock on God’s “economic” (oikonomic?) plan for all things
- Tom Nelson on faithfulness, formation and fruitfulness
- Darrell Bock on money in the Gospel of Luke
- Anthony Bradley on overcoming the legacy of the Religious Right
- Chris Armstrong on vocation and on the sacredness of the church
- Much, much more!
You may already be familiar (if you’re not, get educated!) with our Curricular Integration pages, breaking down ON resources by academic discipline. We’ve included the Economic Wisdom Project Talks there as well. So if you want to find the talks most relevant to your discipline, that’s another way to search. And of course there’s much more great stuff on those pages for you to consider!
We’re looking forward to adding more talks to our library at Karam Forum 2020 – including a talk by Greg Forster on practicing economic wisdom, a talk by Jules Martinez on building the kingdom across ethnic lines, and a discussion with Lisa Slayton and Terry Timm on what kind of work pleases God. Register to join us today!