ReFraming Life: One Graduate School’s Experiment at Bridging the Sacred-Secular Divide
JEFF GREENMAN AND REBECCA POUSETTE
Dr. Jeff Greenman
President & Professor of Theology and Ethics, Regent College
Mrs. Rebecca Pousette
ReFrame Project Manager, Regent College
Seminar title: ReFraming Life: One Graduate School’s Experiment at Bridging the Sacred-Secular Divide
The ReFrame video course seeks to help local congregations understand the importance of the gospel to every part of their daily lives. Emerging from the larger vision of Regent College, a Graduate Theological School in Vancouver, Canada, the course equips laity to see their ordinary occupations—the “secular”—as indispensable tasks within God’s mission to restore all things. Practicing law, raising kids, starting a small business: each of these can be “reframed” in light of the gospel.
Today, over 30,000 people from 50 countries have partaken in a ReFrame course, either in English or in our French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese translations. Come learn about the narrative framework used to develop ReFrame; hear stories of how it is being received and the lessons learned over the past three years. Consider how you might employ ReFrame in your own setting or be inspired to develop a similar resource suitable for the local church in your context.