Washington, DC Events
November 29, 2018
Habits of Purpose in an Age of DistractionChristian Union Washington, DC, was delighted to host Justin Whitmel Earley on November 29, 2018, for the second of two salons that he led this month. Earlier this month, Justin led a hugely popular salon in New York City titled, "Habits of Purpose in an Age of Distraction." Justin led a second salon on the same topic for graduate students and young professionals in Washington, DC.
If you missed the details from the New York City salon, the following is what Early shared in Washington, DC, including the audio recording from the event.
Earley’s topic, “Habits of Purpose in an Age of Distraction” is practical, but he began the discussion by sharing his personal story. Once a missionary in Asia, Earley returned to the US to follow a call from the Lord to become a lawyer. After excelling at Georgetown Law School, landing his dream job, and starting a family all seemed to well. Yet one day in that first year of work he was overcome by a sense of existential paranoia – he couldn’t sleep, he could no longer handle basic household tasks, his heart and mind raced. A trip to the ER only diagnosed severe anxiety – but no solution. Crippling anxiety began to tear down the good life he had established.
September 26, 2018
Christ, Culture and Clapham: A Discussion of Cobelligerency and Creativity to Seek the Common GoodOn September 25, 2018, Christian Union hosted its first DC salon, an evening with Mark Rodgers on the theory of social change pursued by William Wilberforce and Hannah More in their efforts to "reform the manners" of late eighteenth-century England.
Rodgers is Principal of a company known as the The Clapham Group, which is inspired by the original Clapham Sect, a group made up of Wilberforce, More and like-minded friends. Rodgers discussed how the approach of the original Clapham Sect impacts his work today, and how we ought to engage society should we wish to achieve similar results.