The Built Environment VI

The Built


By Jonathan Agrelius I seem to have a successful track record of underestimating what it is that God can do.  Our Vocational Intensive was a short, three-month immersive program that wrestled with the question of how, specifically, the gospel interfaces with our work as architects, urban planners, builders, engineers, real estate financiers and sales agents.   As a lea...

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Challenge Accepted: A Gotham Fellowship Reflection


A Gotham

By Lisa Sweeney Taylor My husband and I have been a part of Redeemer since we first arrived in the city in 2004. In 2011, a good friend and member of our Community Group was accepted to the Gotham Fellowship. At that point, I was vaguely familiar with the Center for Faith & Work and the Gotham Fellowship, but I hadn’t considered getting involved with either. I was inspire...

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CFW’s 2015 Conference: You Had to Be There


You Had to
Be There

By Carey Wallace You can’t catch up on what you missed at the Center for Faith and Work’s 2015 conference by reading this. The content, as always, was world class.  Author Daniel Nayeri opened the conference with a hilarious and poignant story about one part of his professional path: a transition from publishing to pasty chef.  Bill Milliken, founder ...

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Dave Evans: What Innovation is Not

Dave Evans:
What Innovation
is Not

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10 What constitutes innovation from a Christian perspective?  Innovation is a term widely used, but how does it line up with a sense of calling?  Too often our concept of calling is stagnant and confined b...

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Three Visions Necessary for the Christian Artist

Three Visions
Necessary for

the Christian

Your beliefs will be the light by which you see, but they will not be what you see and they will not be a substitute for seeing.” -Flannery O'Connor Too often, Christian artists hear spiritual tropes that are long on theory, but short on practice. In our inaugural lecture of CFW's new series, artist and pastor Vito Aiuto expounds three modes of vision that engender ar...

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Calling: Context is Everything


What happens when expectations misalign with reality? David H. Kim expounds the rarely discussed, surprising and vitally important context of calling as it relates to our work. What expectations do you have with respect to yourcalling? Expectations play a hidden, but very important role in shaping our motivations for work as well as a deeper sense of purp...

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