Wheaton College Color Logo

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn

Opus's Lunch and Learn series features discussions with Wheaton faculty from the Opus Vocation Scholars program who've authored original vocation-related papers.

Each Lunch and Learn brings together a small group of Wheaton College faculty for a nicely catered lunch, a short talk from the featured scholar, and collegial discussion of the scholar's paper. Attendees read the featured paper in advance and bring their own thoughts and questions to the table. Participants have called the Lunch and Learn program "a great success!," remarking on the quality of the food and the "educational, formational, and community-building" experience.

Lunch and Learns are open to all Wheaton College faculty. Please contact Erin Savidge with questions regarding the Lunch and Learn program.

Fall 2018 Lunch and Learns

Our first Lunch and Learn of the 2018-2019 academic year features Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Christine Jeske. Her paper, "A Theology of Work for the Underemployed: Rethinking Vocation Narratives," calls for three shifts in vocation discourse in order to better address disappointments in work. Seats are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

In his paper, "Reconnecting Our Way to Vocation," Dr. Vince Bacote (Associate Professor of Theology and Director of Center for Applied Christian Ethics) explores how a theology that links creation and redemption can help Wheaton students connect their faith with their everyday vocations. Seats are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

This Lunch and Learn features Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Enoch Hill's paper, "Can Money Buy Happiness?," which explores the relationship between material prosperity and human flourishing, and the resulting implications for public policy and behavior. Seats are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

In her paper, "Placing Vocation," Dr. Karen Johnson (Assistant Professor of History) reflects on our callings to places, urging Christian educators to help their students consider where they live and how they live there as critical aspects of their vocations. Seats are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Bookshelf in reading room
Dr. Setran in On Vocation

Dr. Setran's paper, featured at the Lunch and Learn on April 4, 2018, appeared in Opus's e-letter On Vocation. Check out these excerpts from his eye-opening, rich, and stimulating 16-page treatment of the subject of forming student dispositions toward human flourishing.