• Faith & Work Conference

    November 7-8, 2014

  • A Weekend of Arts Offerings

    September 18-21

  • New Resource

    From David H. Kim

    How the Gospel Prepares Your Heart for Work

    How the Gospel Prepares Your Heart for Work

    The gospel has the power to change hearts, desires, feelings and behaviors so that we might increasingly live by faith towards real obedience. Redeemer Counselor Lois Kehlenbrink introduces a self-counseling tool to help process how the gospel can change the way we respond to disruptions that come crashing into our lives by looking at what are hearts are worshipping. Read More »

    2014 Pastor / Ministry Leader Pre-conference Intensive

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    Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 Location: The Center for Faith & Work Offices 1359 Broadway 4th Fl. New York, NY 10018 Who should attend: Pastors and/or laypersons interested in learning about, initiating, or developing a faith & work ministry within your current congregational context.  We’ve designed the intensive such that we strongly suggest that two people from each church participate in order to process and ... Read More »

    The Critical Role of Imagination & Innovation

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    Prior to the last decade, it can be argued that the people making the most significant changes in our world were primarily those with access to power, money and influential networks. This norm has shifted significantly in recent years, and today, we live in an unprecedented time of opportunity and potential for change. Technological advances have democratized access to global information and resources, ... Read More »

    August Arts Offerings

    Submerged Motherlands at the Brooklyn Museum

    Each month, the Center for Faith & Work will highlight a few unique arts offerings in the city worth checking out. Theatre: Traditional: Les Miserables on Broadway Classical: Shakespeare in the Park’s King Lear Visual Arts: NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial Brooklyn Museum: Swoon: Submerged Motherlands Times Square Arts: Arles del Rio: Nearness Film: Free Summer Movies Rooftop Films Boyhood ... Read More »

    Share Your Faith & Work Story

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    This September, Redeemer will mark 25 years of serving New York City.  In anticipation of this milestone, we are gathering short stories about how people have experienced gospel renewal through the church’s ministry, including the ministry of the Center for Faith & Work. We would love for you to add your voice!  For inspiration, you can read how our Gotham Fellowship ... Read More »

    Collaborative Competition

    Collaborative Competition

    A panel discussion on the unique resources the gospel gives us to approach competition with Hunter Bell, President and Creative Director of Hunter Bell NYC, Jim Kim, Founding Partner of Formation 8, and Joel Montgomery, Founder of Secret Sauce. How can we creatively respond to competition so that our competitors actually be collaborators in our work?   Read More »

    Isaiah 6: Responding to the Right Call

    Isaiah 6: Responding to the Right Call

    God brings a disruptive vision into Isaiah’s life to prepare and inspire him for a challenging call during a time of massive change for Israel. David H. Kim explains why we need to see what Isaiah saw to keep our vision focused upon God’s work in the world and how our work uniquely displays his glory. This is the only ... Read More »

    In The Living Room: 7 Weeks Exploring Creative Gifts

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    Recently, my husband and I participated in a seven-week artist intensive experience at the Center for Faith and Work called In the Living Room. These sessions are designed to provide working artists of all disciplines (writing, visual arts, movement, performing arts, music, etc.) with a supportive and scripturally-based exploration of their art in light of the gospel and God’s intention ... Read More »

    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 »

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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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    2014 Pastor / Ministry Leader Pre-conference Intensive

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    Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 Location: The Center for Faith & Work Offices 1359 Broadway 4th Fl. New York, NY 10018 Who should attend: Pastors and/or laypersons interested in learning about, initiating, or developing a faith & work ministry within your current congregational context.  We’ve designed the intensive such that we strongly suggest that two people from each church participate in order to process and ... Read More »

    Share Your Faith & Work Story

    Screen shot 2014-06-18 at 10.43.17 AM

    This September, Redeemer will mark 25 years of serving New York City.  In anticipation of this milestone, we are gathering short stories about how people have experienced gospel renewal through the church’s ministry, including the ministry of the Center for Faith & Work. We would love for you to add your voice!  For inspiration, you can read how our Gotham Fellowship ... Read More »

    Collaborative Competition

    Collaborative Competition

    A panel discussion on the unique resources the gospel gives us to approach competition with Hunter Bell, President and Creative Director of Hunter Bell NYC, Jim Kim, Founding Partner of Formation 8, and Joel Montgomery, Founder of Secret Sauce. How can we creatively respond to competition so that our competitors actually be collaborators in our work?   Read More »

    Isaiah 6: Responding to the Right Call

    Isaiah 6: Responding to the Right Call

    God brings a disruptive vision into Isaiah’s life to prepare and inspire him for a challenging call during a time of massive change for Israel. David H. Kim explains why we need to see what Isaiah saw to keep our vision focused upon God’s work in the world and how our work uniquely displays his glory. This is the only ... 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 »

    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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    How the Gospel Prepares Your Heart for Work

    How the Gospel Prepares Your Heart for Work

    The gospel has the power to change hearts, desires, feelings and behaviors so that we might increasingly live by faith towards real obedience. Redeemer Counselor Lois Kehlenbrink introduces a self-counseling tool to help process how the gospel can change the way we respond to disruptions that come crashing into our lives by looking at what are hearts are worshipping. Read More »

    The Critical Role of Imagination & Innovation

    imaginationinnovationconference

    Prior to the last decade, it can be argued that the people making the most significant changes in our world were primarily those with access to power, money and influential networks. This norm has shifted significantly in recent years, and today, we live in an unprecedented time of opportunity and potential for change. Technological advances have democratized access to global information and resources, ... Read More »

    August Arts Offerings

    Submerged Motherlands at the Brooklyn Museum

    Each month, the Center for Faith & Work will highlight a few unique arts offerings in the city worth checking out. Theatre: Traditional: Les Miserables on Broadway Classical: Shakespeare in the Park’s King Lear Visual Arts: NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial Brooklyn Museum: Swoon: Submerged Motherlands Times Square Arts: Arles del Rio: Nearness Film: Free Summer Movies Rooftop Films Boyhood ... Read More »

    In The Living Room: 7 Weeks Exploring Creative Gifts

    Screen shot 2014-07-28 at 12.05.42 PM

    Recently, my husband and I participated in a seven-week artist intensive experience at the Center for Faith and Work called In the Living Room. These sessions are designed to provide working artists of all disciplines (writing, visual arts, movement, performing arts, music, etc.) with a supportive and scripturally-based exploration of their art in light of the gospel and God’s intention ... Read More »

    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

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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 »

    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 »

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