The dichotomy between the economy of Babylon and the economy of the New Jerusalem has much to teach us about the way God views business practices.
William G. Messenger is the Executive Editor of the Theology of Work Project, Inc., an international organization dedicated to bringing the Bible’s insights into daily work, helping people find meaning and value, benefit society and co-workers, and face the challenges and opportunities of life at work. Its materials are available free of charge at www.theologyofwork.org.
Will was the Director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary from 1999 to 2008, and an adjunct faculty member there. He created and led the seminary’s doctoral and master’s degree programs in workplace leadership and business ethics. He is a fellow of the Seattle Pacific University Center for Faithful Business and teaches as a Senior Lecturer (adjunct) at Gordon College. He has and previously taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Holy Cross College, and Laidlaw College Graduate School (New Zealand).
Will’s board of directors service includes ArQule Inc., Life/Work Direction, and The Call to Work. He serves on the Lausanne Movement Advisory Board for Workplace Ministry. He has worked as a sales representative at IBM, corporate finance associate at Goldman Sachs, consultant at McKinsey & Co., and vice president of sales and marketing Advanced Metabolic Systems. Will is ordained in the Episcopal Church and formerly served as pastor of Charles River Church in Boston and assistant rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Belmont, MA.
Will graduated with a B.S. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Will and his family live in Boston.
As co-host of the Making It Work Podcast, Leah Archibald helps busy Christians connect the Bible to the work they do every day. On the show, she interviews business’ most successful leaders on today’s toughest questions including: What does it mean to be a faith-based investor? How does wealth affect work ethic? And: How can you lead in times of uncertainty?
As Program Director for the Theology of Work Project, Leah engages a worldwide constituency of working Christians online. Prior to her work in the nonprofit space, Leah wrote for high-tech publications, specializing in business-to-business systems integration. Leah holds an MBA from Babson College and a BA from Mount Holyoke.