Chris Armstrong, Ph.D. is a church historian (Duke Ph.D. in American Christian history) who taught from 2004 to 2013 at Bethel Seminary, St Paul, Minn. At Bethel, he founded and directed an initiative on faith, work, and economics called Work with Purpose. In 2014 he came to Wheaton College to found and direct Opus: The Art of Work, an externally funded institute on faith and vocation. He was drawn to church history because he wanted to know how Christians have lived out their understandings of God, humanity, and the world; the same impulse drives his current research on faith, vocation, and human flourishing. His recent book Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C.S. Lewis (2016) finds in medieval Christian tradition some very “earthy” helps to living well in our natural, social, and cultural worlds.
Director, Opus: The Art of Work and Professor, Wheaton College