The Future of Work: A Christian Take on Work, Meaning, and Identity in the New Economy (Denver)
April 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
Presenter: Dr. Phil LorishFree
A mounting body of research suggests the labor market is in the middle of a pivot—a rather ominous one already being called the “fourth industrial revolution.” One study by Citigroup and Oxford University found that 47 percent of jobs could be automated in the next decade. More recently, a report by the McKinsey Global Institute found that nearly half of all jobs could be replaced by technology that already exists—drones, self-driving vehicles, automatic kiosks, robo-traders, self-learning software, 3-D printers, and other forms of artificial intelligence.
How do we navigate the fast-changing nature of our economy with courage as opposed to fear, with thoughtfulness as opposed to reactivity, and with theological curiosity as opposed apathetic fatalism? What does this meaning for the future of work? How do church leaders pastor and disciple others in light of this change?
We invite you to join us for an evening with Dr. Phil Lorish, Director of Cultural Research for Praxis. Praxis is an NYC-based incubator living in the epicenter of this disruption, serving as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, supporting founders, funders, and innovators motivated by their faith to renew culture and love their neighbors.
Dr. Philip Lorish is the Director of Cultural Research for Praxis. He also is Director of Research for New City Commons and a fellow of The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. At Praxis, Philip helps founders understand how their ventures fit within emergent cultural trends and the history of Christian thought. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology, Ethics, and Culture from the University of Virginia, an M.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford, and a BA in Philosophy from Furman. He is currently working on a book on the future of work, Our Permanent Problem: Work and Meaning in the 21st Century.