Ubiquitous Influence of Films

May 10, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

By Luke Bobo, originally posted at Made to Flourish. ‘True Story’ Echoes A fond memory of mine is teaching at Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO) for nearly seven years. One of my favorite classes I designed and taught was Film and Theology. On the first day of class, I often began the class with two … Read More

Driven: Taxi Drivers and Two Films About Them

May 9, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

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

The Truth About Happyness

May 9, 2018By DPC EditorResources for Churches, Vocation Formation

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Tim Kasser, professor of psychology at Knox College and his team have done widespread research on happiness. They have found that the idea of happiness comes from either intrinsic or extrinsic goal setting. Intrinsic goals are relational and communal. These goals include purposeful things like learning something new or working hard. Extrinsic goals … Read More

Silence and Beauty

May 8, 2018By DPC EditorCultural Diversity, Resources By Issue

By Amy Sherman, originally posted at Made to Flourish. To understand movies (or any cultural text), it can be helpful to peek inside the “world behind the text”—learning about an author, and the themes that inspired their writing. In this essay, Amy Sherman examines the themes in the film Silence (directed by Martin Scorsese) through the lens … Read More

Letter of Thanks to Police Officers

May 7, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

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 EditorResources By Industry

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