An Old Fashioned Ribbing
Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Is
Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise, is gunned down at a baseball game. A Congressman playing America's favorite pastime is shot for his political positions? America is ill. Case Thorp calls for a renewed citizenry.
Why Going to Church Reduces Stress
Today, many people justify actions or an argument under the mantle of “social justice.” In many of these cases, however, the term social justice remains undefined. It becomes a blunt force instrument to support actions that on the surface may seem compassionate, but in reality may be unhealthy or even destructive.
When Is Water-Cooler Chit Chat Gossip? (And How to Avoid It.)
You might be wondering what does this particular blog have to do with The Collaborative or at the very least thinking this article seems to be a little out of our mainstream. At first glance you would be correct, however, upon closer examination the broader important themes begin to emerge as well as the relationship to matters of faith and work.
The 6 Questions Blog: Realtor / Broker John Pinel
An article in The Wall Street Journal explored the dilemma of gossip in the workplace. Entitled They’re Gossiping About You: Strategies to Silence the Office Rumor Mill; the Talk Can Even Work in Your Favor, the article chronicles just that. Complete with winsome pictures and flow charts, Sue Shellenbarger’s column gives the following advice to frustrated nine-to-fivers:
Championing At-Home Work...
For our first installment of The 6 Questions Blog, we feature John Pinel, Orlando Business Journal Realtor/Broker of the Year for 2017. Get a peek behind the curtain of faith, work and economics...
The Death of Expertise as a Decline of Trust
For all of those who find that managing their home is their primary responsibility, be encouraged. And for those whom it is secondary and even under appreciated, then think again.
Stanley Needs a Job
"When we trust our feelings more than anything else, we stop trusting expert knowledge. And it could kill us." This is the sentiment that Tom Nichols and James K.A. Smith discuss in the Spring 2017 issue of Comment Magazine.
The Polis Institute's, Phil Hissom, points out the difference between job programs and getting a specific person a job. Huge difference.
Debunk the Secular Mindset of Work
No matter how confident we are, none of us is immune from feelings of inadequacies in our work. Questions stream into our consciousness without notice: Am I up for the task? Is my life a disappointment to God? Am I meeting expectations? What is God doing in my life? Does my work have meaning?
A Seminary Snubs a Presbyterian Pastor (WSJ)
We all share in our universal struggle for meaningful lives that fulfill a purpose, while at the same time give us the fruit of a flourishing life, namely, contentment. The problem is most of us go about our pursuit in all the wrong ways.
Wanted: A Meaningful Job
Originally published in the Wall Street Journal, Case Thorp reflects on Princeton Theological Seminary's rescission of the prestigious Kuyper Prize from Tim Keller, a move rooted in fear, identity theology, and the lack of Biblical unity.
Interview: How God Helped Me Write My TED Talk
If you’ve read anything about millennials in the past five years, you know they desire meaningful work. As described previously on this blog, this desire can be a significant source of anxiety as they hunt for jobs.
The Collaborative & Ticonderoga Pencils: Tools for the Common Good of Orlando
The following entry is a wonderful expression of faith and work coming together as they should in the lives of both women featured. Tami Kaiser in her capacity with Women Doing Well conducted an interview with Julie Colombino, who founded REBUILD.
A Technological Confession
The Ticonderoga pencil is a simple tool for writing. To its manufacturers, it is the “the #1, most recognized, and revered pencil throughout America and the world.” A bit plucky for a pencil, perhaps?
For our work at The Collaborative, the Ticonderoga pencil is an instrument that signifies much of what we aim to achieve.
America Needs Work
The Collaborative was energized by our visit from Andy Crouch in February. The author, blogger, and presenter executed twelve speaking engagements in five short days! Every audience he touched, whether they be seminary professors, faith and work leaders in Orlando, or the masses, Andy Crouch presented complex ideas in a simple format that touched the heart. I have been surprised, gratified, and moved by the resulting conversations he sparked that continue today.
Too Easily Pleased
Last December, with a push from President-elect Donald Trump, Carrier Corporation decided to retain around eight hundred jobs in Indiana that it had slated to shift to Mexico. Commentators from George Will to James Pethokoukis and the Wall Street Journal criticized the episode as a violation of market principles. Larry Summers called it an ominous shift from “rule of law capitalism” to “ad hoc deal capitalism.”
There are two fundamental truths about who we are in our very being that are at odds with one another. We are both made in God’s image, reflecting something about him and his glory in a way that makes us feel alive and important, and we are sinful, which often results in despair as we realize that even your best moments are tainted with selfish desires and our worst moments are almost unbearable to think about.
Star Wars & The Bible
It had been a long glorious morning full of adrenaline, symbolism, and splendid pomp and circumstance. Then we sang the second stanza of the hymn “America the Beautiful.”...I sat mere feet from the most powerful and controversial person in the world, President Trump.
One Hell of a Year for #GenXers
The recent release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story helped me illustrate for a friend how to know the Bible.
How will Miley Cyrus, the Notorious RBG, Hunger Games, ISIS, Hamilton the Musical, and Obama shape 2046 for better or worse?