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GOD’S PLEASURE AT WORK & THE DIFFERENCE ONE LIFE CAN MAKE

An Introduction to Faith, Work and Purpose

Dr. Christian Overman with Chris Hare

Foreword by Dr. John D. Beckett

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REGARDING THIS E-BOOK SAMPLE

This sample of God’s Pleasure At Work contains 2 chapters (#5 and #18) of 24 chapters in the full text. Each chapter contains short video clips linked to You Tube. To view these videos, simply click on the links. To purchase the full text, which comes in a Curriculum Pack that contains a 48-page, full color Participant Guide and a hard copy companion text, The Lost Purpose for Learning, visit https://biblicalworldview.com/resources?olsPage=products

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Table of Contents PART I: God’s Pleasure At Work 1. Why Worldview Matters 2. How Worldview Shapes Culture 3. The Most Convincing Lie 4. Eliminating the Sacred-Secular Divide 5. Viewing Work Through a Different Lens 6. Have You Ever Seen a “Secular” Color? 7. God’s Co-Worker 8. Personalizing the DADI Question 9. “But Doesn’t the Bible Say...?” 10. The ATII Question 11. Four Wheels of Work 12. Business As Mission

PART II: The Difference One Life Can Make 13. The Big Picture 14. Made in the Image of God 15. What Drives Modern Thought? 16. The 20th Century Turn 17. The Upside of Postmodern Times 18. Spiritual Influence at Work 19. Responding Rightly When Things Go Wrongly

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20. The Difference One Life Can Make 21. “But I’m Just a Hairdresser!” 22. What in the World is the Kingdom of God? 23. The Biblical Worldview Finder 24. Vital Friends and Parting Thoughts For further study About the author, the co-writer, and Worldview Matters®

TOOLS and RESOURCES Throughout this book, various tools and resources are introduced. Wherever these tools and resources are mentioned in the text, a link is provided which will al low you to download the document as a pdf file to print off. Tools and resources include: 99 Truths about Work, Economics and Human Flourishing (short form) 99 Truths about Work, Economics and Human Flourishing (long form) Questions for Contextualizing Work The Awesome Activator The DADI Plan The Conversation Starter Questions for Contextualizing Subject Matter The Activity Contextualizer The Truth & Baloney Detector The Biblical Worldview Finder

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Chapter Five

Viewing Work Through a Different Lens In this chapter, we’ll look at a faulty view of work many Christians have come to accept as “normal,” and introduce you to an alternative view which, if embraced, will help all of us to recover from the debilitating effects of secularism and Platonic dualism. As we said in the previous chapter, dualism is a way of thinking that divides all of life into two compartments: the “sacred” and the “secular.” It looks like this:

The “sacred” things of life include Sunday morning worship, Bible study, prayer, witnessing, and going on mission trips. These are the things that have real significance, because they truly matter to God. These things have to do with the “things above,” which we should be setting our minds upon. These are things related to the spiritual side of reality, that last forever. The so-called "secular” things don’t have as much significance because they don’t last. They’re not eternal. The “secular” things includ e mowing the lawn, and earning money to keep a roof overhead and pay the electric bills. These things are necessary, but not as important to God. They fall under the category of the “things of

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earth.” These things are supposed to grow “strangely dim” with each passing day, as we mature in Christ. But is this true? In Chapter Two, you viewed a short segment of a report that ABC News did on John Beckett, Chairman of The Beckett Companies, that demonstrated how his biblical worldview shaped the culture of his company. Now I’d like you to view the full report, because it illustrates what can happen when a business leader stops compartmentalizing things into sacred and secular categories, and views life as a unified whole under the lordship of Christ, the CreatorSustainer of all things. This television report was seen by about 12 million people, and it prompted more calls to ABC News than any previous feature news story they had produced. Watch video #11 GPAW ABC News: Faith in the Workplace Approx. 5 minutes Talking Point: What impressed you most about the ABC News segment? Years before the ABC News feature was done, a friend of D r . Beckett recommended that he read Assumptions That Affect Our Lives. In this book there is a section on the roots of dualism, and the effects this way of thinking has had on Christians for thousands of years. In that same section of the book, an alternative way of viewing things is presented, a “biblical paradigm,” or way of seeing all things. That section of the book on dualism, and how to replace it with the biblical alternative, had a transformational effect on John Beckett’s thinking. I’ll elaborate on this shortly. But before I do, I’d like you to view a short segment of a video interview I did with Mr. Beckett in his office several years after the ABC News piece was broadcast. Here he elaborates on what struck him most about the biblical alternative to dualism, and why it made a difference in his approach to work. Watch video #12 GPAW John Beckett on The Biblical Alternative to Dualism Approx. 3 minutes A few years after the ABC News story was broadcast, John Beckett wrote a book called, Loving Monday. In this book he shared his personal epiphany regarding work as a noble calling, and the realization that his own work as a manufacturer of oil burners was t r u l y significant in the sight of God. Here’s the way D r . B e c k e t t put it:

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“When I saw this distinction—this contrast in worldviews—I wanted to do cartwheels. If I hadn’t grown up as a proper Episcopalian, I probably would have! I realized how much my thinking had been negatively affected by Greek dualism. In stark contrast to my prior thinking, the Bible enabled me to view my work as having great worth to God, provided I would bring it into harmony with Him in every way possible. As a believer and a business person, I was no longer a second-class citizen. Nor did I need to leave my Christian convictions and biblical values outside the office entrance when I headed into work on Monday mornings. A biblical worldview has awesome implications…As we allow it, the Bible speaks to us concerning government, economics, education, science, art, communications and yes, business. Really, it speaks to all of life.” Since there is nothing which stands outside of God’s authority, He is as relevant to what goes on in civil government as He is to the way business functions, to the way family members relate to one another, to the way a local church functions. In short, He is Lord of all, and no less relevant to one area of human endeavor than another. The simple diagram below captures the essence of the biblical alternative to the “sacred-secular split.” It is based upon a book by Albert Wolters, called, Creation Regained, which I hi ghl y recommend:

One can list every major sphere of life down the middle of the circle, from business, to politics, to medicine, to the media. You name it. Any activity listed can either be done in a manner that is in harmony with God or in conflict with God.

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Any business on Planet Earth can fulfill God's purposes, or oppose God's purposes. Political activity can be done in harmony with the kingdom of light, or in line with the domain of darkness. The same can be said for art, music, literature, sports, and even church activity. Any form of work can be pulled to one side or the other, in harmony or in conflict with God’s will. This is a wholistic view of reality The issue, then, has nothing to do with whether or not a particular kind of work is “sacred” or “secular,” but whether it is done in a way that is honoring to God or dishonoring to God. Here there is no horizontal "split" into "upper" and "lower" spheres (as we have in the Greek model) but a vertical distinction between that which is in harmony with God or in conflict with God. Carrying this view of things into the specific work of a CEO, like John Beckett, below is a diagram of what the CEO’s work looks like through the wholistic paradigm of a biblical way of seeing things. Any of the duties and activities shown in the center can be done in a way that aligns with God’s designs and purpose or conflicts with His designs and purpose:

Talking Point: Does this way of seeing things cause you to see your work differently? If so, how so? Although creation is one realm, belonging entirely to God, made of matter sustained through time by that same Creator, it is also a fallen world, and a broken world, where evil does exist. Living in a world that is sustained by God and where evil is also found may sound like a contradiction. We’ll discuss this mystery in more detail later, when we talk about the Fall and the Kingdom of God.

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But for now, just hang on to the idea that as followers of Christ we can bring our work into alignment with God’s purposes through a very wide variety of occupations. A variety as wide as creation itself! And when we bring our work into alignment with God’s will, we bring Christ’s light to some very dark places. When we create oil burners “as unto the Lord,” as John Beckett does, or when we repair cars “ a s for the Lord,” when we cook food, drive trucks, sell shoes, and make computer software “as for the Lord,” we can have a dramatic effect on our workplaces, and culture at large. While few of us may be in CEO positions, we all have a sphere of influence within which we can align our faith with our work. All of this leads to another Big Picture Piece: God purposes to do His will on earth as it is in heaven, and by His grace He will work through redeemed people to bring His light to every sphere of life. Our task is to engage in the First Commission. This can be done in whatever sphere of creation we put our hands and minds to, realizing there is no sphere of creation exempt from the First Commission. God has given us a job description as broad as creation is wide. Of course we’re dealing with temporal stuff. So what? It’s His temporal stuff! We won’t achieve perfection in this life, but by God’s grace, we can align our work with God’s design for fish, trees, soybeans and oil burners. For John Beckett in his corporate world, it means aligning the purposes of God with employee benefits, co-worker relationships, marketing, decision-making policies, product quality, pricing, contracts, global trade, hiring and firing, accounting, management issues, environmental impact, strategic planning, profit distribution and community service. And when Dr. Beckett does these things in harmony with God's will, it benefits everyone. It also brings honor and glory to the Lord—not to mention a great deal of joy to Dr. Beckett himself. He is loving Monday for many good reasons! We dare not call John Beckett’s work “secular.” You see, it is God’s work to help keep people warm in the winter, and it is God’s work to provide jobs for hundreds of people in northern Ohio. These are jobs that provide the means for parents to raise their families, and jobs that generate taxes to build roads and assure legitimate civil services, not to mention generating offerings that allow local churches to keep their doors open. Speaking of church, a 2007 study by Lifeway Research found that 70% of teens drop out of church. While they also found that two -thirds of those dropouts eventually return, Ed Stetzer, in commenting about the Lifeway study, observed: “Our teenagers aren't primarily leaving [church] because they have significant disagreements with their theological upbringing or out of some sense of rebellion. For the most part, they simply lose track of the church and stop seeing i t as important to their life.”

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Dualism hinders the church from helping people to make real connections between the so-called “secular” world (where most of us spend most of our time), and the intentions of God for the here-and-now. This is not only the case with youth, but with people of all ages. As Dorothy Sayers in her essay, Why Work? wrote: “In nothing has the Church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as a result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and that the greater part of the world’s intelligent workers have become irreligious, or at least, uninterested in religion.” Sayers goes on to write: “But is it astonishing? How can anyone remain interested in a religion which seems to have no concern with nine tenths of his life?” Talking Point: Do you agree that it is “God’s work” to help keep people warm in the winter? If you were the CEO of a pizza franchise, how might biblical principles be brought into decisions like product, contracts, hiring and firing, profit distribution and environmental impact? How does running a restaurant relate to what goes on in church? Here is another segment from my interview with Dr. Beckett in his office: Watch video #13 GPAW John Beckett on Authenticity Approx. 2 minutes

I took this photo of Dr. Beckett during a visit to one of his factories.

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THE AWESOME ACTIVATOR TOOL It’s one thing to get rid of the sacred-secular divide in our thinking, and it’s another thing to put a wholistic biblical view into practice. The key to putting things into practice is to be intentional about it. With this in mind, a number of practical application tools are introduced throughout this book. The first practical tool is call the Awesome Activator. To print out a hard copy of the Awesome Activator, click here. With this tool, two other resources are required, namely: 99 Truths about Work, Economics and Human Flourishing, and Questions for Contextualizing Work. For the 99 Truths about Work, Economics and Human Flourishing short form, click here. For the 99 Truths about Work, Economics and Human Flourishing long form, click here. For the Questions for Contextualizing Work, click here. [NOTE TO PARENTS and TEACHERS: The Awesome Activator printed form may be used with young people of upper elementary age (4th grade) and higher, but the printed form is not intended for use with younger ones. The idea of the written template is to provide a discussion guide for parents and teachers, but the printed form itself is not the important thing. With very young children, parents and teachers may walk through the process verbally, using language that is easily understood by the child. This same principle holds true for the information contained in the 99 Truths document and the Questions for Contextualization. Parents and teachers of young children will have to put these ideas into age-appropriate language, verbally shared, not expecting the child to read the documents. The parent/teacher will need to be selective in which of the 99 Truths and Questions they will discuss, and use common sense. With secondary level students, and adults, the written forms of all documents are appropriate.] On the first page of the Awesome Activator, you will see a circle inside a large box. The first step is to write whatever work activity you want to focus upon inside that circle. Make it relevant to what you actually do. For example, if you work at a fast-food restaurant, you might want to focus on “customer service.” Students might want to focus on “learning algebra,” or, “learning to speak Spanish.” The next step is to take a look at the 99 Truths about Work, Economics and Human Flourishing document, and consider which of these truth statements relate directly to the work activity you are focusing on. Place a small checkmark next to any of the 99 truths that directly relate to that work focus. The next step is to look over the list of Questions for Contextualizing Work, and think about which of these questions relate directly to your work focus. (Not all of the contextualizing 12


questions will relate directly to the work activity you are focusing upon. Just skip those that don’t apply.) After considering how the 99 Truth statements and Contextualizing Questions relate to your work activity, write down 5-6 connections between the “big picture” of the biblical worldview and whatever work you are focusing upon. Write these connections in “bubbles” around your work focus, connecting them to the work focus with lines, as illustrated below. For example, if you were focusing on the work of washing dishes, the Awesome Activator might end up looking something like this:

On the second page of the Awesome Activator, answer the 3 questions given, as illustrated below, in relation to your work focus. For example, in relation to washing dishes: 1. Ways I could see myself applying Biblical Truths (as shown in the outer bubbles) to my endeavor (shown in the middle): I could see washing dishes as an act of loving service to my family, and it could be a direct expression of my love for those who are closest to me. 13


I could see washing dishes as an act of service to God Himself, and as fulfillment of His commission for me to govern over all the earth—including water, soap, cups and plates. 2. Skills I must develop (or preparation I must make) in order to succeed: [Training? Discipline? Research?] I must be convinced that dishwashing is the will of God for me, and that He wants His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven through me in this way. I must be conscious of the fact that when I am washing dishes, I am doing work that God wants done. I must keep in mind that I am washing the dishes as though Jesus were going to eat on them. I must fully realize that I am loving and serving God and others through washing dishes. 3. Action steps I will take: I will put a little sign near my sink that reads: “Here I directly serve God, love others, and fulfill my role of governing over the material world.” I will use my dishwashing time as a time of practical discipleship, putting my faith into action in a very real and practical way. I will wash dishes regularly and consistently “as unto the Lord,” in a timely and organized fashion. The example of a completed Awesome Activator using dishwashing as a focus is available here. Footnote: The 99 Truths about Work, Economics and Human Flourishing document, particularly in the long form, is an excellent tool for a Bible study on this topic. It can be used for family devotions at dinner, focusing on 1 truth per meal, or it can be used as a basis for a smallgroup Bible study. PARTICIPANT GUIDE OVERVIEW for CHAPTERS 1-5 Watch this animated video with your Participant Guide open in front of you, to fill in the blanks in the Guide, and to experience a “grand review” of the concepts presented thus far: click here.

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Chapter Eighteen

Spiritual Influence at Work Cultivating authentic relationships with co-workers isn’t rocket science. It’s basically a matter of being an authentic “LOP.” What’s a LOP? It’s a Lover Of People. What does it mean to be a LOP in the workplace? It means we are patient with our co-workers. We genuinely care about their well-being, and express it through action. We affirm their abilities and celebrate their successes. We do not try to impress them with our own successes. We are civil and polite. We do not take advantage of them. We are not irritable with them. We forgive and forget their offenses. We encourage their honesty, and discourage dishonest ideas. We help them lift heavy workloads. We believe in them. We hope for their best. We stick with them through tough times, and we are there for them when they really need us. If all this sounds familiar, it’s because you have just read I Corinthians 13:4-7 applied to the workplace. This is one time when it’s OK to be LOP-sided! Talking Point: How can you specifically apply I Cor. 13:4-7 to your workplace? Give some examples of what you could do, that you are not currently doing. WWID? While cultivating authentic relationships and being genuine LOP-sided person in the workplace are important aspects of what it means for us to live out our faith at work, one of the most effective ways to be a spiritual influence at work is in the way we actually do the work itself. Here the goal is simple: Work well. But what does it mean to “work well?” One of the most significant verses in all of Scripture that speaks directly to the matter of “working well” is Colossians 3:23-24. “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” No doubt you have heard the saying popularized years ago by the letters WWJD. The letters stand for, “What Would Jesus Do?” The implied fuller question is, “What would Jesus do if He were in my shoes?” But let me pose the question a bit differently, and apply it to the workplace. Let’s change the “J” to an “I” and turn WWJD into WWID. WWID stands for, “What Would I Do?” The implied fuller question becomes, “What would I do if Jesus was in my co-worker’s shoes?” Or, “What would I do if Jesus was my client?” “What would I do if Jesus was the owner of the car I’m repairing?” “What would I do if Jesus owned the fund account I’m managing,” or, “...if Jesus was the recipient of the mail I’m carrying?” or, “…if Jesus was sitting in this classroom?” 15


Talking Point: Fill in the blank, as it applies to your own work: “What Would I Do if Jesus was ________________________________?” How does posing the “WWID” question make you think about your own work, or about the people you work with and for? Does it help you to better realize that you are ultimately doing your work for Jesus, and serving the Lord Christ? Asking the WWID question is a great way to get quick perspective on what it means to do particular work “as for the Lord.” We never know who our next customer or new coworker will be, or whether that person will be a pleasant person to work with or a pain. But if we serve that person as though he or she were the Lord, it can make a significant difference in the way we approach our work! Matthew 25: 31-40 records some powerful words of Jesus along these lines. He declares: “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Most of us will read these verses divorced from the context of the workplace, unless our work happens to be in the area of relief work, or prison ministry. But seen in light of Colossians 3:23-24 (Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord...for you serve the Lord Christ), is it possible to see your everyday work as an opportunity to serve the Lord through serving others? FLOW AUTOMOTIVE Don Flow is the owner and CEO of Flow Automotive. He believes that God gives him daily opportunities to serve his customers, clients and co-workers in the name of Christ, and that he can do this through the way he runs his car dealerships and automotive service centers. Flow Automotive is comprised of thirty-two auto dealerships located in North Carolina and Virginia, employing about 900 people. In an event for business people held at Seattle Pacific University, Don Flow gave a speech. For a brief introduction to Mr. Flow, to his worldview, and to his company values, watch part of this speech in TDOLCM video #12: Watch video #12 TDOLCM Don Flow on Flow Automotive Approx. 4 minutes 16


Here is someone making intentional alignments [pun intended] between his biblical worldview, his company values, and his company’s behavior, as illustrated below. In his speech at Seattle Pacific University, Don Flow asked what it really looks like to “live love” in the workplace. His answer was, “it means expecting God to break into our daily life, giving us the opportunity to care for people in the name of Christ.” From this premise, many values of the Flow Automotive Company have been formed, and company policies have been shaped. And in the end, good culture has been created. Not only the culture of a particular automotive company, but the wider culture of an entire community has been influenced by the worldview of one man. A man who chose to live out the implications of his faith in the context of the workplace. If we write out Don Flow’s alignment of biblical faith with work on paper, like we did earlier with the beliefs of Max DePree, it looks like this:

The following excerpt is from an interview of Don Flow that appeared in Ethix magazine. (©2004 Institute for Business, Technology. Used by permission of Al Erisman, editor.):

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“We don't have the traditional run back and forth negotiating process; we have a pricing structure that's set…You don't have to be a tough negotiator, or more educated, to get a fair price. If you've got a Ph.D. or if you're a janitor, you'll pay the same price for the vehicle. We did a study and found that the people who typically paid the least for the cars were the most able to pay. Those least able to pay, paid the most. For me, it was wrong to take advantage of the least able, a clear violation of the biblical mandate in the book of Proverbs. …We share all of our information with our customers. In our appraisal process of a car, we go online together with the customer, pull up all the auction reports, Kelley Blue Book, NADA Black Book…We have kiosks in our showroom floors so people can go online… So we try to accommodate the customer at every step, in the way they'd like to buy a car. In our operating principle, the customer is in control of the process, and our job is to help the customer in that process... We have a housing assistance program for all entry-level employees. If they save money we match their down payment to buy a house….But in the end, it can't be just about these things, it must extend to treating each employee as a valued, respected person. We build Habitat for Humanity homes together, and we are involved in dozens of United Way agency programs which we either volunteer for or help start as a company. We are heavy investors in education, from inner-city programs up to universities. We have started inner-city educational programs and underwrite them. I have a real sense of God calling me to this work. After getting my undergraduate degree, I went to Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., for a year of Christian studies. I thought about an academic career, but doing what I am doing was as natural for me as a pastor being called to preach in the pulpit. I'm not talking about preaching to those who work for me, to customers or others. I'm not talking about favoring Christians who work here. I want to respect and value all people, regardless of their beliefs. But I am talking about living out the implications of what I believe…This is where my drive comes from.” This is what integration of faith and work looks like in Don Flow’s world. Imagine what the wider world would look like if every follower of Christ was as intentional about integrating the biblical worldview with work as Don Flow is! PARTICIPANT GUIDE OVERVIEW of CHAPTERS 13-18 Play this animated video, with your Participant Guide in front of you, to fill in the blanks in the Guide, and to experience a “grand review” of the concepts presented so far: click here. 18


About Dr. Christian Overman: Christian Overman holds a Master of Education degree from Seattle Pacific University, where he studied under Dr. Albert E. Greene, Jr., with an emphasis on Philosophy of Christian Education. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bakke Graduate University, with an emphasis on Theology of Work. He also studied under Chuck Colson, in the Centurions Program. Dr. Overman served as principal of a Christian school for fourteen years, and has been teaching courses on biblical worldview contextualization since 1980, for audiences in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, as well as in North America. He is the founder of Worldview Matters®. Christian and his wife, Kathy (married since 1970), reside near Seattle, Washington, USA. They have four adult children and twelve grandchildren. About Worldview Matters®: Since 2000, Worldview Matters® has been helping followers of Christ to recover from secularized thought, and to make relevant and practical connections between the biblical worldview and everyday life. As an educational service organization, Worldview Matters® assists followers of Christ in living out the implications of biblical faith in the context of the workplace, the home and the school, with special focus on elementary and secondary schools. Training is provided via the on-line course called, Increase Meaning: A Wholistic Approach To Christian Education. For more information, visit www.biblicalworldview.com. About Chris Hare, co-writer: In his own words, “I'm one part strategist, one part creative director, and one part writer. I've gotta say, I love what I do. Outside of work, my greatest passions are my family, my faith, fly fishing, helping people navigate chronic physical and mental pain, and helping small local businesses succeed.” [Note from Christian Overman: The credit goes to Chris Hare for the corny jokes in this book, and many of the imaginative mental images found throughout the God’s Pleasure At Work curriculum. Thanks, Chris!] About the Video Clips: We gratefully acknowledge the following sources of video clips produced by other organizations, used by permission: Reading Rainbow: Giving Thanks (#129) ©1997 GPN/WNED-TV, Lancit Media Entertainment, New York; Faith in the Workplace ©1995 ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings; American Visions: The Wilderness and the West, The History of American Art and Architecture (Volume 3), BBC Americas, Inc., ©1996; KIROS video of Don Flow Speech, April 2005 ©2005 KIROS; Herman Miller Company video of Max DePree; First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue video of The Day of Jubilee, 2008; Liberty Road Foundation promotional video; Albert Erisman photographs of Africa and interview of Don Flow from Ethix magazine are used by permission of Albert Erisman, ©2008 Albert Erisman. The video clip called “College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity” linked to You Tube in Chapter Sixteen is linked by permission of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, Zach Freeman, Communications Director. Thanks to Gregg Neilson, Kay Jaz, David Carlson, Naomi Warren, Doug Bickerstaff and William Peel for their audio recordings. Thanks to Bonnie Wurzbacher, Nancy Pearcey, Jerry Koster, Phil Cook, Lowell Bakke and Aila Tasse for their audio interviews. Thanks to John Beckett, Chuck Colson, Gary Starkweather, Paul Stevens, Jack vanHartesvelt, Al Erisman and the Uzhgorod Public School District for their video interviews. Thanks to Kathy Koch for granting permission to Worldview Matters® to use her “Personal Board of Directors” exercise. Dr. Koch is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, http://www.celebratekids.com/

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