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How Jesus Walked Through Freud's Front Door

How
Jesus Walked

Through Freud's
Front Door

By Elena Wu The field of Psychology didn’t just emerge from a secular perspective; it was birthed from a strongly anti-theistic point-of-view.  Sigmund Freud, the father of Psychology, believed that religion was merely an instrument for the “uneducated and oppressed” who may commit murder if not told that God would forbid it.  In fact, he asserted that r...

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The Way I Create

The Way I Create

By Rachel Printy This summer I was accepted into the CFW’s Faith & Art Course. I was both thrilled and terrified. As someone whose primary job was in healthcare, my identity as a writer was a relatively new one. Sure, I’d had a couple short stories published, but felt I didn’t belong with this group. After several rejections on some of the more recent pieces I...

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Imagination & Innovation in the City

Imagination
&
Innovation

in the City

A conversation from the 2014 CFW Conference between Dr. Tim Keller, Municipal Art Society Executive Director Margaret Newman, and CFW Executive Director David H. Kim. After a look back at how New York City has changed over the last 30 years, the trio discuss areas where imagination and innovation are needed for the city to flourish going forward.

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Accomplishing Great Things

Accomplishing
Great

Things

By Kerri Rider Growing up, I wanted to one day accomplish "great things" for God. I imagined working with the poor in remote African villages or moving to the deepest parts of the Amazon jungle. This was my very specific idea of what good work looked like. During my college years, God helped me see that he accomplished "THE great thing" through Jesus' dea...

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Timothy Keller: Where Imagination and Innovation Meet

Timothy
Keller:
Where
Imagination

and Innovation
Meet

“Reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.” - C.S. Lewis If imagination is the organ of meaning, and if God orients our imagination, then the gospel offers a creative advantage when it comes to bringing meaning to our work. But what...

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Serving the City, Shaping the Political Community

Serving the
City,

Shaping the
Political
Community

[This article is based on remarks delivered by David Kim at the Center for Public Justice’s 20th Annual Kuyper Lecture.] Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther put forward the idea of the priesthood of all believers. Five hundred years later, Dorothy Sayers wrote an essay discussing how the church has no sense of what is going on in the world. We might start to ...

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