What is a Crisis? | Christine Jeske

Christine Jeske January 24, 2022

In this episode, Christine Jeske joins John to talk about the anatomy of a crisis, thinking through the concept both theologically and in relation to contemporary crises in our world. Christine calls Christians not just to work to survive, but to “ask God how to fully turn to him amid the dangers, the revelation, and the opportunities of a crisis.” We also learn about unique insights into the field of anthropology and Christine’s wider field of work.

Christine Jeske is an associate professor of cultural anthropology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. Her most recent book is The Laziness Myth: Narratives of Work and the Good Life in South Africa (Cornell, 2020) (see episode 8 of the podcast featuring a talk Christine gave about the book at Upper House). The topic of discussion in this episode is her article “What is a Crisis?” in When the Universe Cracks: Living as God’s People in Times of Crisis (NavPress, 2021).

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