About Chris Armstrong

Dr. Chris Armstrong is a professor of church history, author of Patron Saints for Postmoderns (IVP, 2009) and Medieval Wisdom: An Exploration with C S Lewis (Baker Academic, forthcoming), and founding director of the new Institute for Faith and Vocation at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. Chris believes the reason Protestant evangelicals find ourselves urgently needing to have a conversation about "integrating faith and work" is that we have divorced our faith from our material and social lives.

Faith and work movement, heal thyself: Christian distinctiveness starts at home

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​This week in the Patheos Public Square, Patheos has selected a few “resident experts” from across ​Patheos ​channels to contribute a short opinion piece about a significant trend or event in religion in America and reflect on its broader impact on society and culture.  ​ This post is part of the Faith and Work Channel’s contribution to that discussion. ​ [Read More...]

Sometimes heaven meets earth in a hamburger: more from “Come and See”

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Is there a Christian way to make and sell hamburgers? Meet Hans Hess, founder/owner of Elevation Burger. The “Come and See” conference of this past week became a “taste and see” event when we headed for Hans’s burger joint down the street from The Falls Church Anglican Church’s original site, on S. Washington St. in [Read More...]

“Who are you,” not just “What do you do?”

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The “Come & See” conference this week in Washington, DC was not just a place to glimpse the networks of interesting people and vocations connected to leader Steve Garber – it was also a place to hear how a newly vibrant focus on work and vocation is already permeating churches nationwide. From two members of [Read More...]

Hope for a better integration between faith and work

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One great thing about this week’s Come & See Conference at Steve Garber’s Washington Institute of Faith, Vocation, and Culture was the people it brought together – each with a heart to bring churches, colleges, seminaries, and individuals into a fuller sense of vocation – of ordinary work as God meant it to be. Steve [Read More...]

What’s the story of your life?

One of the goals of the Patheos Faith & Work Channel is to bring good things to light – good things going on in the faith & work conversation. Here’s one that we got a sneak peek at, at Steve Garber’s Come & See conference in Washington DC this week. Garber’s Washington Institute for Faith, [Read More...]

Come and see Jesus

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So here we are at the “Come and See” conference hosted by Steve Garber’s Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. And Steve opens up the conference by explaining to us the interesting title of the conference (with words to this effect – I don’t guarantee this is verbatim, though I use quotation marks): “My [Read More...]


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