Capitalism, Imagination and Desire


Here is an event on 7th June, that I wish I had known about earlier, and would have loved to attend.

Capitalism, Imagination and Desire

Mark Sampson, with the LICC team

Monday June 7

Capitalism shapes us, even disciples us. Our imagination and desires are formed through the forces of our culture. Capitalism profoundly affects our communities, our marriages, our vocation and our education.

The recent financial crisis has been a catalyst for economists and politicians to rethink the fundamental basis of our capitalist economy, provoking a conversation about what sort of market economy is best suited to our society.

But what has capitalism cost our churches, our theology and our discipleship?

This evening lecture and discussion will explore how the values, desires and logic of capitalism impact all of life, and will begin to craft the outlines of possible practical responses, rooted in a biblical and theological imagination.

Mark Sampson is a freelance writer and speaker who lives in Southwest London with his wife Katie and his baby daughter Ember. He recently graduated from Regent College, Vancouver where he worked for the Marketplace Institute, a public theology think tank, whilst pursuing a Masters degree in theology.

Things you need to know:
Date: Monday 7 June 2010, 
Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Booking: Please book in advance as entry can't be guaranteed on the day. To book a place call LICC on 020 7399 9555 or email
Cost: £7 (£5 concessions) including light refreshments
Venue: LICC, Central London, St Peter's Church, Vere Street, W1G 0DQ. Details can be foundhere.