August 13-14, 2021 – A Two Day Virtual Conference

Welcome to Passion Talks 2021: Compelled by Hope.

As we explore the role of hopeful dialogue, we will provide space to reflect, inspire and activate a lifestyle of lived out faith in a world that has much to overcome. Call for submissions is now open and we invite you to share your stories, lessons, strategies, passions, and works of faith that are fueling your hope for the better world we all know is possible.


An Intellectual Faith Movement

We are an intellectual faith movement where humble dialogue generates opportunities to understand creation’s original purpose. We believe that mind+spirit brings forth compelling creativity, innovation, justice and truth that leads to action. 

Passion Talks answers why we do what we do, why we care, and how this ties to our personal story. We seek to answer both why and how to live for a better world.

Our Sessions

Friday, August 13, 2021

Marketplace Session: God’s Work At Work 

God’s Work At Work — Our ministry as Christians is not limited to full-time vocational ministry, but rather includes all our roles in the workforce. Explore and engage with the myriad of ways that we serve as image bearers of God in the workplace we’ve each been called to. Understand that God deeply cares about our day-to-day work in the secular marketplace.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Technology Session: Cultivating Hope Online  

Cultivating Hope Online: Growing Digital Ministry Beyond 2021 — Welcoming hundreds of professors to a digital dinner party to explore the big questions about science and faith. Creating a profound pilgrimage experience when most people are stuck in their neighborhoods. Worshiping together across thousands of miles. In the midst of the very real difficulties of the pandemic, many faith-oriented nonprofits grew their digital creativity, bringing hope and expanding community in unexpected ways. Join us to hear how digital innovation helped faith communities thrive amid hardship, and how continuing that innovation can deepen their impact for the common good. 

Leadership Session: Integrated Leadership 

Integrated Leadership — Effective, resilient leadership is needed now more than ever.  While leaders are being called on to develop and apply new skills and values to provide vision, hope, and direction in these challenging times, we also want to highlight the need to attend to the “inner” life of a leader, including character, spirituality, emotions, and intellect.  We will contemplate how our inner life shapes our leadership and the importance of integrating all aspects of who we are.

Global Session

More details to come.

Technology Session: Serving 2.0 

Serving 2.0 — Jesus would meet the immediate needs of people and then present the gospel. As the needs of “the nations” evolve past food, water, and medicine, how can we be of better service?  How can we use technology and innovative solutions to advance God’s kingdom?  Could the very skills we’ve been blessed with and invest in at work be utilized in a new expression of missions? We’ll dive into ways our secular work can be fully aligned with Kingdom expansion.

Justice Session

More to details to come

Join us August 13th -14th

Shaping the Discussion Around Passion and Faith

What does it mean to flourish and thrive? It starts with confidence in where we are at and decisions that move us in the best of directions. By default, we define ourselves relative to our circumstances and institutions, but even when we achieve our goals, we can still be unfulfilled and lost as to where to go next. For better or for worse, when we are indecisive, society decides for us. Of all the signals we cultivate, passion is one of the clearest indications of our personal alignment in value, purpose, and meaning. For more than 10 years, Passion Talks has been igniting conversations at the intersection of passion and faith,


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