Learning from The Intern (2015)

May 9, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE FILM This film is about Ben (Robert De Niro), a 70-year-old widower, who is tired of retirement. He applies and is hired to be a “senior intern” at an online fashion company and works under the founder and head of the company, Jules Austen (Anne … Read More

Driven: Taxi Drivers and Two Films About Them

May 9, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. For this post we’re talking about films featuring taxi drivers. Many of the ideas would translate to Uber drivers, bus drivers, train engineers…even pilots would probably loosely fit the bill. So…Why Ponder Cab Drivers and Films About Them? In a French TV interview Jim Jarmusch shared the following insights: … Read More

Letter of Thanks to Police Officers

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. What this is: This is a letter a church wrote to police officers in their community to thank them for their work. It is a good example of a “workplace affirmation.” Dear Officer, I recently ran across this story from ABC news.  It seems a couple of years ago October of … Read More

Letter of Thanks to Teachers

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted on Made to Flourish. What this is: This is a letter a church wrote to teachers in their community to thank them for their work. It is a good example of a “workplace affirmation.” Dear Teacher, Pastor [name] tells a story from his youth.  He was about 10 years old, his father, who was in the navy … Read More

The Work of the Week

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

by Eugene Peterson, originally posted at Christianity Today. What ministry is all about the other six days. When Eugene Peterson first wrote this article for Leadership Journal 30 years ago, we couldn’t have predicted that it would be even more apt now than it was then. He frames the issue of pastoral vocation in sharp … Read More

Calling Entrepreneurs

May 4, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Linwood Fellows of Macedonia Baptist introduces members, by sectors, to the notion of faith and work integration. For example, during the fall of 2016, Kansas City Network co-eirector DeLano Sheffield and the Fellows team introduced educators, principals, school administrators, etc. to the importance of faith and work integration. Below … Read More

The Gospel at Work

April 27, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Sebastian Traeger, originally posted on Made to Flourish. Many Christians fall victim to one of the two main problems when it comes to work: either they are idle in their work, or they have made an idol of it. Both of these mind-sets are deadly misunderstandings of how God intends for us to think … Read More

The Butcher, the Baker, and the Biotech Maker

April 19, 2018By DPC EditorFaith at Work

By Jim Mullins, originally posted at the Gospel Coalition. Over a cup of coffee, Wendell—an entrepreneur with a PhD in biomedical engineering—told me that he was thinking about making a career change. “I don’t want to waste my life,” he said. “I want to do something that has real significance, where I can glorify God … Read More