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Reflections on Beautiful Business

Citizenship as a more beautiful way to engage

Reflections on Beautiful Business

I was recently invited to talk at a CHOW meeting. For those of you not in the know this is a lunchtime event organised by Business Connect that takes place at Church House On...

Spiritual Formation for Life in the Corporate World: Part 1

Richard Beck at HOST 2017

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Spiritual Formation for Life in the Corporate World: Part 1

The ancient theme of Christian Spiritual Formation has gained a new-found popularity in contemporary culture. As we become increasingly aware that our technological world is...

Spiritual Formation for Life in the Corporate World: Part 2

Eve Poole at HOST 2017

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Spiritual Formation for Life in the Corporate World: Part 2

The ancient theme of Christian Spiritual Formation has gained a new-found popularity in contemporary culture. As we become increasingly aware that our technological world is...

An Introduction to Startup Connect

Why Business Connect is launching a Startup Incubation Service

An Introduction to Startup Connect

Startup Connect provides practical opportunities for the Christian community to contribute to getting worthwhile new business endeavours off the ground.

We connect...

Discussing Christian Engagement with the Market

A Discussion from Host 2015

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Discussing Christian Engagement with the Market

The market is such an all pervading reality that we rarely step back and ask what is is actually for and if there are better or worse ways of understanding it's nature, role...

Performance and the Secret of the Spotty Spoon

Simon Nash: Telling stories about work, money and people

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Performance and the Secret of the Spotty Spoon

Simon says about this talk: "In thinking about this conference I reviewed my log of the last seventy or so talks I have delivered – about 25 of them to business audiences...

The hard fact is that you gain character through hard work

The knots in the wood that create character

The hard fact is that you gain character through hard work

On my last trip to London, I ended up quite by chance staying in the Farmers Club, overlooking the Thames in London. As I tucked myself up and reached into the bedside drawer...

Economics 2.0

A REVIEW OF 'DEBT: THE FIRST 5000 YEARS' - Part II

Economics 2.0

Economics is justifying behaviour that we would otherwise consider unjustifiable. 

That’s the contention of the anthropologist...

“You must repay your debts?”

A Review of 'Debt: The First 5000 Years - Part I'

“You must repay your debts?”

This appears to be a common-sense principle of economics; in fact, it is a moral statement. In economics, whether you have to repay your debts or not seems to depend on who...

Working to Death: Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

Richard Beck at Host 2015

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Working to Death: Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes describes work both as “meaningless” and as a blessing. Fusing theological and existential insights the talk will address this apparent contradiction...

Capitalisn't: Redefining Next Generation Economics

Eve Poole at Host 2015

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'Have this mind among you' - Politics, Black Magic and the Public Posture of Jesus

Stephen Backhouse at Host 2015

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'Have this mind among you' - Politics, Black Magic and the Public Posture of Jesus

What was the posture of the early Christian movement towards the political power space? How did the people who knew Jesus and who knew the people who knew Jesus think he...

The Economics of Shalom Part I: Sabbath

Dr Matt Lynch with the first of a two part seminar series

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The Economics of Shalom Part I: Sabbath

'Sabbath' as a topic of public interest has tended to focus on issues around Sunday trading and whether or not Christians are obligated to take a Sabbath rest. These are...

The Radical Potential of Holy Business

Turning our economics toward love

The Radical Potential of Holy Business

I don’t know what you made of the general election result, or what you think about the fairness or otherwise of our current electoral system. But what is for sure is...

The Promise and Peril of Social Enterprise

Mark Sampson Shares his research into social enterprise and theology

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The Promise and Peril of Social Enterprise

The emergence of social enterprise is one of the most interesting developments in recent years for anyone interested in the relationship between faith, economics and...


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