• Humanizing Work

    New Audio From Tim Keller

  • CFW Stories: Lisa Sweeny Taylor

    On Her Gotham Fellowship Experience

  • The Ghosts of Penn Past

    From the EI Forum

    Ice Cream & Innovation

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    Just give me an Ice. (pause) Cold. (pause) Morgenstern’s Ice Cream. On a hot summer day in Manhattan, ice cream is pretty much always in order.  Three things I love about the new Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream parlor on the Lower East Side?  Innovation. Creativity. Guts. Innovation:  After working as a pastry chef at the Nice Matin restaurant on the ... Read More »

    CFW Artist’s “300 Days” Featured in Chelsea Gallery

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      Center for Faith & Work artist Melissa Beck’s current project 300 Days has been selected to be part of an exhibition “Under Construction” at SOHO20 Gallery in Chelsea. Everyday for 300 days Melissa is painting one layer of paint over a disposable cup and spoon. The 300th day is July 31st, 2014. View more about her process at www.melissabrowder.com/300-days/ ... Read More »

    CFW Stories: Lisa Sweeney Taylor, Gotham Fellowship

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    Lisa Sweeney Taylor is an executive assistant for a large asset management corporation in New York City. Until participating in the Center for Faith & Work’s Gotham Fellowship, Taylor’s perception of faith and work was incomplete and unadapted: “I just thought of the salvific aspects of the gospel, and didn’t grasp how deep and broad the gospel implications were.” Hear ... Read More »

    Soylent Vs. Food

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    Soylent is a novel food product that aims to replace traditional eating by providing 100% of necessary nutrients in an efficient and inexpensive manner1. Soylent recommends consuming the product as a shake, and one meal costs approximately $3. Online, various lifestyle aspects of Soylent are debated vigorously2. For a different approach, let’s evaluate the nutritional, community, and charitable claims of ... Read More »

    July Arts Offerings

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    Each month, the Center for Faith & Work will highlight a few unique arts offerings in the city worth checking out. Theatre: Downtown/Experimental: The New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival of New Works Traditional: Les Miserables on Broadway Classical: Shakespeare in the Park’s King Lear Film: Free Summer Movies Rooftop Films Spike Lee Retrospective at BAM Music: Midsummer Night Swing ... Read More »

    Women, Power & Fashion: Now Choose Two

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    “We are all, to varying degrees, public people now.” For better or worse, you’ll have to admit with Vanessa Friedman whose article, Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Power of Style, published in the New York Times, explains how in a world increasingly run with social sharing sites like Instagram and Pinterest, “judgments [are] made, long before position papers are read.” ... Read More »

    Humanizing Work

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    What resources does Christianity give us to humanize work? Tim Keller explains how work is not part of humanity’s curse but rather how God calls us to cultivate this earth to bring about human flourishing for the common good. Looking at the condition of the heart will lead to loving those we work with well instead of exploiting them. The ... Read More »

    Present: “The Ripple”

    Present: “The Ripple”

    My original concept for this film was completely hijacked by a chance-encounter with a homeless man on the corner of 17th street and 5th Avenue. Steve is in his mid 50’s and has been making pizza since he was 15 years old. He has been homeless for 6 months after the restaurant he worked for lost their lease due to ... Read More »

    BPC Winner Named a Rising Star

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    Open Hands Legal Services (“Open Hands”) Executive Director, C.J. Masimore, has been recognized by The New York Law Journal as one of its 2014 Rising Stars.  Open Hands is a Center for Faith & Work Business Plan Competition  winner. The award recognizes New York lawyers age 40 and under “who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top ... Read More »

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    The Digital Opera Orchestra

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    This year, opera has been in the headlines quite frequently with New York-native Renée Fleming singing the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl and Russia-born, New York City-based soprano Anna Netrebko singing during the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. However, along with the positive media buzz, the opera industry has encountered some setbacks due to mismanagement, including: New York ... Read More »

    June NYC Arts Offerings

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    Each month, the Center for Faith & Work will highlight a few unique arts offerings in the city worth checking out. (Painting by Madeline Paternot) Theatre: The Wooster Group’s Early Shaker Spirituals Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks Festival Shakespeare in the Park Film: Free Summer Movies Rooftop Films Music: Mason Jar Music Decoration Day Album Chelsea Music Festival Celebrate Brooklyn Summer Festival Dreamland ... Read More »

    Where’s The Value in Calculated Risk?

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    An interesting situation has cropped up in the auto industry. On one side, you have GM embroiled in the midst of an embarrassing botched recall and on the other side is one of the most exciting and unlikely startups the country has ever seen. In the GM situation, a case can be made that the company did not believe a ... Read More »

    Lecrae Moore: Influencing Culture

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    Sell out. Lecrae Moore has heard this a lot recently. The accusations are not because the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist was an indie underground sensation who has now become popular in mainstream culture. No, the accusations have come from people in the church who are angry that he is now sharing the stage with non-Christian rap artists like Wu-Tang Clan ... Read More »

    Corporate Social Responsibility

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    In CFW’s Gotham Fellowship, I learned that the first corporation was the church. This came as a surprise to many in the Gotham program. Probably because of the fact that the corporation is seen as this evil entity – polluting the waters of 3rd world countries, exploiting the most vulnerable and appeasing shareholders in a profit-maximizing firm. As the co-founder of ... Read More »

    Xu Bing Sculptures at St. John the Divine

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    At St. John the Divine, in Morningside Heights, artist Xu Bing has installed two phoenix sculptures made from what the New York Times describes as,”unexpected materials: feathers fashioned from impeccably layered shovels; crowns made of weathered hard hats; heads created from jackhammers; and birds’ bodies sculpted from other salvaged construction debris.” Having been asked to create sculptures for the World Financial ... Read More »

    Do What You Love/For the Love of Money

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    Seemingly positive and beneficial personal beliefs and aphorisms, such as Do What You Love, have consequences for the wider culture, as Miya Tokumitsu shows us in her article published in Slate. In the same way that doing what you love can be damaging if unchecked, Sam Polk describes first-hand how doing it For the Love of Money can have personal ... Read More »

    Genetically Modified Food: Good Stewardship Or Reckless Manipulation?

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    As Christians, we’re called to be good stewards of this earth and its resources. With this in mind, are genetically modified foods (GMOs, for genetically modified organisms) an insightful use of human ingenuity, or reckless manipulation of natural nutrition? The answer is likely nuanced. Corporate greed has utilized GMOs to double profits and monopolize certain crops, at the expense of ... Read More »

    Why Christians Should Care About Science

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    Recently, there were some troubling facts that came out of studies looking at American students’ competencies in several subject areas, including science and math.  Why should Christians care about how American culture interacts with science? Because it’s a direct application of what Jesus said were the greatest commandments: 1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart. Science is ... Read More »

    Educating People With Disabilities

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    In 1972, an intrepid reporter named Geraldo Rivera (you really get the mustache when you see a 1972 picture of him), then a reporter for WABC-TV, conducted a series of investigations at Willowbrook State School, an institution for children with intellectual disabilities on Staten Island. The children he found there were described as “living in filth and dirt, their clothing ... Read More »

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    CFW Artist’s “300 Days” Featured in Chelsea Gallery

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      Center for Faith & Work artist Melissa Beck’s current project 300 Days has been selected to be part of an exhibition “Under Construction” at SOHO20 Gallery in Chelsea. Everyday for 300 days Melissa is painting one layer of paint over a disposable cup and spoon. The 300th day is July 31st, 2014. View more about her process at www.melissabrowder.com/300-days/ ... Read More »

    CFW Stories: Lisa Sweeney Taylor, Gotham Fellowship

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    Lisa Sweeney Taylor is an executive assistant for a large asset management corporation in New York City. Until participating in the Center for Faith & Work’s Gotham Fellowship, Taylor’s perception of faith and work was incomplete and unadapted: “I just thought of the salvific aspects of the gospel, and didn’t grasp how deep and broad the gospel implications were.” Hear ... Read More »

    Humanizing Work

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    What resources does Christianity give us to humanize work? Tim Keller explains how work is not part of humanity’s curse but rather how God calls us to cultivate this earth to bring about human flourishing for the common good. Looking at the condition of the heart will lead to loving those we work with well instead of exploiting them. The ... Read More »

    Present: “The Ripple”

    Present: “The Ripple”

    My original concept for this film was completely hijacked by a chance-encounter with a homeless man on the corner of 17th street and 5th Avenue. Steve is in his mid 50’s and has been making pizza since he was 15 years old. He has been homeless for 6 months after the restaurant he worked for lost their lease due to ... Read More »

    BPC Winner Named a Rising Star

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    Open Hands Legal Services (“Open Hands”) Executive Director, C.J. Masimore, has been recognized by The New York Law Journal as one of its 2014 Rising Stars.  Open Hands is a Center for Faith & Work Business Plan Competition  winner. The award recognizes New York lawyers age 40 and under “who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top ... Read More »

    CFW Artist’s “The Offering” Up for Award

    CFW Artist’s “The Offering” Up for Award

    Center for Faith & Work film director Ryan Patch’s new short film, “The Offering” has been nominated for the prestigious Palm Springs ShortFest Online Audience award.  Check out the film below, read Ryan’s thoughts, and vote for the film to receive the award at the link below. Viewer discretion is advised for those under the age of 16. Director Ryan ... Read More »

    CFW Looking for Artist Submissions

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    The Center for Faith & Work is seeking submissions for the upcoming 25th Anniversary Celebration at Redeemer. The show will be held at the W83 Ministry Center the weekend of September 21st and will feature live performances, film screenings and a gallery display. Submitted works need to reflect on the themes of celebration and renewal. Entries include, but are not limited ... Read More »

    2014 EI Forum Recap

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    On May 30-31st, the Center for Faith & Work hosted the ninth annual Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum. Started in 2006, the Forum has served as a launching pad for a growing vision of entrepreneurship that “seeks the peace and prosperity of the city.” This year’s forum, held at the Center for Social Innovation, focused on the theme of Disruption as ... Read More »

    Humanizing Work Through Leadership

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    Being a leader is about creating a way for people to contribute in order to make something extraordinary happen. Nancy Ortberg discusses two simple ways in which leaders can do this to humanize work. First, she explores the ways God reminds us to look in small places for great things. Second, she tackles the importance of workplace conflict and the ... Read More »

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    Ice Cream & Innovation

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    Just give me an Ice. (pause) Cold. (pause) Morgenstern’s Ice Cream. On a hot summer day in Manhattan, ice cream is pretty much always in order.  Three things I love about the new Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream parlor on the Lower East Side?  Innovation. Creativity. Guts. Innovation:  After working as a pastry chef at the Nice Matin restaurant on the ... Read More »

    Soylent Vs. Food

    Screen shot 2014-07-07 at 1.24.58 PM

    Soylent is a novel food product that aims to replace traditional eating by providing 100% of necessary nutrients in an efficient and inexpensive manner1. Soylent recommends consuming the product as a shake, and one meal costs approximately $3. Online, various lifestyle aspects of Soylent are debated vigorously2. For a different approach, let’s evaluate the nutritional, community, and charitable claims of ... Read More »

    July Arts Offerings

    Screen shot 2014-07-01 at 4.38.03 PM

    Each month, the Center for Faith & Work will highlight a few unique arts offerings in the city worth checking out. Theatre: Downtown/Experimental: The New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival of New Works Traditional: Les Miserables on Broadway Classical: Shakespeare in the Park’s King Lear Film: Free Summer Movies Rooftop Films Spike Lee Retrospective at BAM Music: Midsummer Night Swing ... Read More »

    Women, Power & Fashion: Now Choose Two

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    “We are all, to varying degrees, public people now.” For better or worse, you’ll have to admit with Vanessa Friedman whose article, Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Power of Style, published in the New York Times, explains how in a world increasingly run with social sharing sites like Instagram and Pinterest, “judgments [are] made, long before position papers are read.” ... Read More »

    Our Place in the Story

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    I recently read Matthew Bowman’s The Urban Pulpit: New York City and the Fate of Liberal Evangelicalism (Oxford, 2014). The book recounts that the original established churches of New York were the Dutch Reformed and Anglican churches. Then the evangelical awakening, spearheaded by George Whitefield and others in the late 1730’s and 40’s, emphasized the importance of a conversion experience through hearing ... Read More »

    The Use of Feminism in Advertising

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    (Since the term “feminism” is such a controversial one, it’s worth defining before we get started. By “feminism,” I’m referring to the cultural conversation on empowering women to pursue the life they want – whether career, family, or both – in a manner that does not place them under existing expecations for how women are supposed to behave in any ... Read More »

    June NYC Arts Offerings

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    Each month, the Center for Faith & Work will highlight a few unique arts offerings in the city worth checking out. (Painting by Madeline Paternot) Theatre: The Wooster Group’s Early Shaker Spirituals Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks Festival Shakespeare in the Park Film: Free Summer Movies Rooftop Films Music: Mason Jar Music Decoration Day Album Chelsea Music Festival Celebrate Brooklyn Summer Festival Dreamland ... Read More »

    The Ghosts of Penn Past

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    The original Pennsylvania Station (1910-1963) was widely regarded as a masterpiece of the Beaux-Arts style and an architectural wonder of NYC. On the eve of the building’s 50th birthday, The Pennsylvania Railroad Company called for its demolition, citing prohibitive maintenance costs and a decline in rail passenger service. In its place now stands the sports complex/rail station hybrid also known ... Read More »

    Faith & Work Transformation

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    When I considered signing up for the CFW Vocational Intensive, I was hesitant to commit. With wedding planning on my mind, I certainly wasn’t looking to get involved in a 3-month program to take any more of my time. Some referred to it as “Mini Gotham,” which was one of the main reasons I was interested. Because I had been both skeptical ... Read More »

    Presence: 5 Haikus for 5 Boros

    Presence: 5 Haikus for 5 Boros

    New films by Ben Stamper commissioned by the Center for Faith & Work New Music by John Mosloskie Performance by John Mosloskie and Nick Shopa   Artist Statement: For many of us, abstraction as an overall approach to cinema is a problematic affair, and can sometimes leave us as audience members in a state of alienation from those who seem ... Read More »

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