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“Working to death" - Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

“Working to death" - Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

A talk by Dr Richard Beck from Host 2015

“Working to death" - Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

“Working to death" - Gift, Gain and Chasing the Wind in Ecclesiastes

A talk by Dr Richard Beck from Host 2015

Richard Beck joined us in Jersey earlier this year to take part in "Host". Whilst here he delivivered a talk on the significance of the book of Ecclesiastes - a biblical text that has inspired philospohers and thinkers and people of faith throughout the ages - and its significance for us as we think about our working lives.

At this CHOW session we will watch the video recording of this talk together before enjoying a time of open facilitated discussion on Richard's ideas and what they might mean for us and our approch to work and career.

Here is the blurb for Richard's talk:
Ecclesiastes describes work both as œmeaningless and as a blessing. Fusing theological and existential insights, Richard's talk will address this apparent contradiction by arguing that work becomes vanity when it is rejected as a gift to become an idolatrous pursuit of self-esteem in the face of death.

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Richard Beck

Richard Beck

Richard Beck is Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Abilene Christian University, as well as author and blogger. Richard is married to Jana and they have two sons, Brenden and Aidan. They also have a dog Bandit who keeps Richard company as he writes for his blog Experimental Theology. Richard's area of interest--be it research, writing, or blogging--is on the interface of Christian theology and psychology, with a particular focus on how existential issues affect Christian belief and practice.

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