Author: Case Thorp

Case serves as the senior associate pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, and the leader of The Collaborative for Cultural + Economic Renewal. Case is the Orlando city director for the Made to Flourish Network, and a regular commentator on the faith and work movement. Case is married with three children. He holds degrees from Oxford College, Emory University, Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctorate in missional ecclesiology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Andy Crouch, What Does the Faith and Work Movement Need to Hear?

In early February, I probed the thoughts of Andy Crouch, author, blogger, and speaker. Crouch had just resigned as executive editor at Christianity Today and moved to the John Templeton Foundation as a communication strategist. His books and speaking engagements have made him a thought leader on culture, and connected him notably to the faith and work movement. I was…

“America! America!”: Faith, Work, Law, and Liberty at the Inaugural Prayer Service

America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law! –America the Beautiful (Katharine Lee Bates) 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.” Confirming my soul in self-control and confirming my liberty in…

How Business as Mission Paved the Faith & Work Path (2/2)

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – As I sit here in awe at the fruitfulness of a business as mission (BAM) program in its sixth year of growth, Biblical Entrepreneurship, I ask myself, “How did this work 25 hours away by plane, and worlds away in culture and language, ignite our church to get serious about the faith and work movement?” At the…

Faith & Work & Art?

The work of the artist should be squarely in the faith and work conversation. For art is an expression of God’s missional work. Both artistic citizens and art itself help build the common good. Joseph Polisi announced recently his retirement in June of 2018 as president of The Juilliard School. Great change to the school came about during his three…

Being Civic Minded (2 of 2)

In my last post we drew the connection between the gift of the law in the Old Testament and its connection with civic mindedness. The question becomes, what place does the greater civitas have in the faith and work movement? The faith and work movement is growing, and quickly, which is exciting. From voices such as Tom Nelson and Greg…

Being Civic Minded (1 of 2)

Being civic minded has been neglected in the faith and work movement thus far, and yet is so necessary. What is civic mindedness? And how does our work in the community as normal citizens help to redeem the call to civil service and elected office? Tim Keller’s son works as an urban planner in New York City. By virtue of…