In episode 7, the penultimate episode of this series, I was pleased to speak with Matt Wilson. Hailing from Manchester, Matt is Managing Director of Goodlabs, a management consultancy helping organisations to enhance their social impact. Matt is also a Labour and Cooperative councillor based in North Shields in the North-west of England.
In our conversation, we discussed the overlap and tension between Matt’s political convictions and the pentecostal tradition he grew up in, the scriptural roots of common philanthropy or collective giving and the importance of considering the structural nature of injustices in society.
You can access a podcast version of this episode here.
- For more information about Matt’s consultancy business GoodLabs, see https://www.goodlabs.uk
- For Matt’s piece following the 2019 election, see https://medium.com/@mattwi1s0n/labour…
- For more on Common Change’s work in collective giving, see https://www.commonchange.com
- We discussed John Barclay’s work concerning Paul and gift-giving. See Barclay’s Paul and Gift (Eerdmans, 2015) here: https://www.eerdmans.com/Products/753…. And for the sequel, Paul and the Power of Grace (Eerdmans, 2020), see here: https://www.eerdmans.com/Products/746…. For those more inclined to videos, see this video in which John talks about Paul’s conception of grace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oul6_…