Author: Case Thorp

Dr. Case Thorp serves as the Senior Associate Pastor for Evangelism at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, and is the Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He also leads The Collaborative: for Cultural & Economic Renewal. Case is married to Jodi, and they have three beautiful children, Alexandra, Charles, and Brooks. They have enjoyed downtown Orlando as their home since 2005. Originally from Atlanta, Case is a pastor who has served in New Jersey, Texas, California, and Louisiana. Case serves as the Made to Flourish Network co-director for Orlando, a faith & work network for pastors. Teaching is his passion. He teaches for The Collaborative the Gotham Fellowship and the Orlando Fellows, and other seminars. He serves as adjunct faculty for Palm Beach Atlantic University and Reformed Theological Seminary. Case posts blogs on faith and work regularly for The Green Room Blog, and has been published in the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal. He holds degrees from Oxford College (AA), Emory University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDIV), and Fuller Theological Seminary (DMIN in Missional Ecclesiology). Case enjoys time engaging the arts, urban design, politics, cycling and swimming, and both a NYT and WSJ in Starbucks.

“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…