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A podcast about faith, work, theology, and economics

July 19, 2019

Ergasia Special Episode No.3: A Statement of Intent

In this episode of Ergasia Special, your host, Brendan Byrne, sets out his vision for the podcast as he continues to explore the intersection of faith and work. What are the essential elements which a theology of work must contain in order to be properly Christian? What are the traps and pitfalls it must avoid? What, afterall, is the point and purpose of this podcast and the issues it explores?

References

Bloomquist, Karen L The Dream Betrayed: Religious Challenge of the Working Class. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990.

Byrne, Brendan E., "Work and Faith: the prophetic imperative. A response to Graham Hooper". Engage.Mail, Ethos Centre for Christianity and Society, located at http://www.ethos.org.au/online-resources/Engage-Mail/work-and-faith-the-prophetic-imperative

 

July 30, 2018

Ergasia Special Episode No.2 - Conversation With A Quaker, Part 3

In this episode of Ergasia Special, your host Brendan Byrne concludes his conversation with trade unionist Chris Hughes. Together, they explore how the privatisation of faith and the withdrawal of the church from the world of work might be reversed in order to both articulate the Good News of the Gospel and discern what an alternate future to the status quo might look like.

June 30, 2018

Ergasia Special Episode No.2 - Conversation With A Quaker, Part 2

In this second installment of Ergasia Special Episode No.2, the host of Ergasia, Brendan Byrne, continues his conversation with Australian trade unionist Chris Hughes. How does the relationship between religious faith and organised labour operate? Where are its synergies and frictions? And what is the future for both unionism and the church in an ever-changing world?

June 25, 2018

Ergasia Special Episode No.2 - Conversation With A Quaker, Part 1

In this Ergasia Special episode, your host, Brendan Byrne, speaks with an Australian trade unionist from a Quaker background about faith, work, and how being a Christian and a labour activist do - and sometimes don't - go together. 

March 10, 2018

Ergasia Special Episode No.1 - Work As Worship Retreat: A Conference Review, Part 2

In this second part of the first ever Ergasia Special Episode, your host Brendan Byrne continues his review of the Work As Worship Retreat and concludes with his thoughts on the event as a whole - including the urgent message for the so-called "mainstream church" implicit in this event.

March 10, 2018

Ergasia Special Episode No.1 - Work As Worship Retreat: A Conference Review, Part 1

Announcing the first ever Ergasia Special Episode! A new initiative of the Ergasia podcast, bringing you ocassional interviews, events, and other matters relevant to the interconnection between faith and work that are not covered in either Ergasia or Ergasia Digest.

For this first ever Ergasia Special Episode, your host Brendan Byrne details his recent participation in the Work As Worship retreat, which brought together speakers from the world of church and business.