Peter S Heslam is Director of Faith in Business. His research, writing and speaking is wide ranging within the general field of whole-life Christianity. Some of it is focused on the interface of business, faith and development. Although largely overlooked, he believes greater understanding of this interface will help deliver practical change that increases human and environmental well-being. He also has a research focus on the social entrepreneur, statesman and theologian Abraham Kuyper and is inspired by Kuyper’s vision for whole-life discipleship.
Peter has a broad academic background that includes various positions at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Before them, he was on the faculty of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC), the Cambridge Theological Federation, and Ridley Hall. In his work as a doctoral supervisor at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and as a Research Associate of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, he seeks to increase knowledge and understanding of whole-life mission.
In directing an international research project on Christian entrepreneurs, Peter has interviewed scores of business leaders in many different countries. He previously directed Transforming Business and the Oxford and Cambridge Symposium on Enterprise, Ethics and Development (SEED), and has held various Visiting Professorships at universities and business schools around the world.
Peter writes an article for every edition of Faith in Business Quarterly
and is a frequent contributor to LICC's Connecting with Culture blogs
. He is involved in parish work as an ordained minister in the Church of England and provides regular reflections to help people live out their faith in ordinary everyday life. These include his God on Monday
series on 'purpose', published online every Monday by Faith in Business (sign up here