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What is the "good" life? A lunch + lecture with Miroslav Volf

  • Old Marshall Field's Building 111 North State Street Chicago, IL, 60602 United States (map)

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What does it mean to live a good and satisfying life? If that life exists, how would you know that you were living it? We all want to live meaningful and good lives. By a combination of work & family, stress & relaxation, late nights & early mornings, we try to create that life. Rarely do we find the time to take stock of our lives and consider what the good life might actually look like.

On Thursday, October 25th, you are invited to a private lecture on what it means to live the “good” life with Dr. Miroslav Volf. Dr. Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology and Founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. His lecture will ask and answer some of the most basic questions about the relationship between our work (vocation) and human flourishing. His reflections on these age-old questions will hopefully enrich the way you think about the good life. Volf is a refreshing voice in today’s world of shouting matches and power plays. His commitment to finding answers to the most basic human questions in ways that foster human flourishing and the common good of all people is sorely needed.

This lecture will serve as the first of a three-part series titled, “Working toward a Good and Satisfying Life for You, Your Communities, and the World.” The series aims to provide thoughtful world-class lectures from the Christian perspective for working professionals in Chicago. We hope you'll join us in October and at the subsequent lectures in Winter '19 and Spring '19.

More about Volf:

Miroslav Volf is a Croatian Protestant theologian and public intellectual who has been described as "one of the most celebrated theologians of our day." Volf currently serves as the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University. Volf previously taught at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in his native Osijek, Croatia (1979–80, 1983–90) and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1990–1998).

This event is being hosted by Trinity Christian College and Grace Chicago Church with support from the Chicago Semester.

Earlier Event: October 24
Wednesday Evening Community Groups
Later Event: October 28
Sunday Morning Worship