Karam Forum (an Oikonomia Network event) is a two-day gathering for theological educators and Christian academics. Leading Bible and theology scholars will help you train a new generation of Christians who follow King Jesus by loving their neighbors in their daily tasks. Faithful discipleship to Christ involves working every day in homes, workplaces, and communities to help God’s world flourish.
Mark your calendars for Karam Forum 2020 on January 3-4 in Atlanta! Richard Mouw, Charisse Jones, Greg Jones, Jules Martinez, Rachel and Jacob Denhollander, DeLano Sheffield and many more will lead us in collaboration and connection.
Register here to join us for a fruitful time of insight, networking, and equipping!
You can also reserve a hotel room for the low rate of $129 at the nearby Emory Conference Center Hotel. The supply of rooms is limited, so reserve yours while they last.
Key themes of our time together will include:
- Justice in our daily vocations
- The future of theological education
- Discipling people in the new economy
- Entrepreneurship connecting academy, church and community
- Equipping local churches for the new cultural world
See our event website for more details on our exciting plans for Karam Forum 2020.
Karam, the Hebrew verb meaning “to tend vineyards,” communicates the vast range of work that goes into creating a healthy and flourishing vineyard. Vineyards need tending – bearing fruit, flourishing, requires careful and creative work.
Throughout the Old Testament, Israel is described as a vineyard, a people planted and tended by God. The gleaning laws require that vineyards be places where people of all social stations have the opportunity to flourish interdependently, through a combination of generosity and diligent work. Most important to us is our Lord’s uses of the vineyard image. In particular, Christ said that he was the vine and we were his branches. This image sums up the Oikonomia Network’s commitment to whole-life discipleship as the root of all we do.
Blasts from the Karam Forum Past
Check out our photo gallery from Karam Forum 2019 and view talks from all our past events:
Talks from Karam Forum 2017
Talks from Karam Forum 2018
Talks from Karam Forum 2019