This special episode is from our new Theology on Tap Podcast. Dr. Greg Thompson was our guest for Theology on Tap during Chattanooga's 2017 Startup Week. As our city continues to grow an innovation and entrepreneurship economy, what will be the markers of our success? How will we evaluate our success in creating a community in which all of our neighbors are thriving and enjoying this new economy? Dr. Thompson's lecture is timely for our city and our community as we wrestle with these questions.
As I said in the intro, this being a "Theology On Tap" lecture it will obviously have a theological bend to it. However, I think it is a lecture that everyone will benefit from and, if you are not a person of faith, then will be at the very least encouraged by the fact that there are Christians and people of faith engaging innovation and their communities in the way that Dr. Thompson shares here.
Recorded live at The Camp House in Chattanooga, TN on October 17.
What is the end of innovation? Why do we even innovate to begin with and how will we know if we are successful in such an endeavor? Dr. Greg Thompson seeks to pull our imaginations to the deeper questions of why innovation will matter for our communities in the 21st century.
Greg Thompson is the Director of Research and Strategy at Clayborn Reborn, a historic Civil Rights site in Memphis Tennessee. He is also a Senior Advisor for the Tom Tom Founders Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before joining Clayborn and Tom Tom Greg served as the CEO of the Thriving Cities Group, a Civic Design firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia and as the Executive Director of New City Commons, a consulting team that supports faith-based communities in the work of serving their cities. Greg is also active in national conversations surrounding race and equity in America and holds a PhD from the University of Virginia where he wrote his dissertation on Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Theology on Tap Chattanooga Podcast - http://apple.co/2wLEVOW
- Clayborn Reborn - https://www.claybornreborn.org
- Thriving Cities - http://thrivingcities.com
- New City Commons - http://newcitycommons.com
Other talks by Dr. Greg Thompson on Qideas.org - http://qideas.org/contributors/greg-thompson/