Kern Family Foundation
Mid-Term Grant Report
This resource page contains addendum material to the master document submitted May 3, 2017.
Faith, Work, & Economics Testimonial Videos Created for Worship, Social Media, & the Web
Sampling of Faith, Work, & Economics Oriented Blogs Posted on Web & Social Media
“I’m useless. I don’t have any gifts or talents to offer,” one woman told me during a vocational profile with her. Surprisingly, many people feel this way. Many of us have lost our sense of dignity and self-worth. As a result, we are blind to our own inherent creativity and God-given talents. If we fail to see and believe in the dignity of ourselves and every human being, we will struggle to contribute to God’s call to creativity.
Forty percent of Americans believe that those with opposing political views pose a threat to the nation. In many ways, we are more divided than ever before: from race, to women’s rights, to conservative and liberal policies. But when we focus on differences it’s impossible to move toward creating community.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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...
A Year in Review
The Collaborative Advisory Board Meeting Documents
Articles in FPCO's Columns Magazine
City Center Mindset by Jen Kaiser, Summer 2016
Renewing Culture by David Swanson, Spring 2017
6 Approaches to Evangelism by Case Thorp, Spring 2017
And a little lagniappe before you go...