Why Work Matters

Why Work

All Christians are engaged in God’s work, not merely Christians working in ministry.  When a baker bakes bread or a musician writes beautiful music, they are the means through which God provides food and art to the world. Therefore, Christianity believes that all work has dignity and should be celebrated.  Yet, Christians must be careful not to divorce their faith from...

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Bridegroom, Master, King

Master, King

Matthew 25 tells three stories related to waiting. We have the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, the parable of the talents, and then we get a glimpse of the future when the Son of Man, on his throne, separates his people according to what was done while waiting for the king. These three stories relate how we are to live in the present, shaped and marked by a&nbs...

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The Creative Spark

The Creative

The LORD said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. Exodus 31:...

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Fashionable Beauty


By: Maria Fee I recently posed the question to a group of artists, why does art matter to God? To my surprise, only one respondent employed the word beauty. Beauty is, forgive the term, out of fashion. Indeed, Crispin Sartwell surmises that the declined value of beauty has much to do with its association concerning pleasure. Sartwell asserts that beauty arouses longing. T...

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A Pastor’s Perspective on the Gotham Fellowship

A Pastor's

on the Gotham

By: David H. Kim and John Lin Professional diversity is a significant component of what makes the Gotham Fellowship impactful.  This year, we’ve broadened the vocational spectrum even further by including a pastor from our very own church—Rev. John Lin.  While we’re used to seeing him preach from the pulpit, John participates in Gotham representing the v...

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By: Kenyon Adams One of the things I love about wine is its ability to express the essence of a particular place. Within the tiny orb of a grape is the potential to offer complex flavors and aromas which, when given time and great care, seem to re-imagine the world in which it was grown. The relationship between human beings and the soil beneath our feet can be delicately exam...

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