Christian Game Developer. What does that really mean? Whether the person is trying to just make an excellent FPS or a narrative game based on a biblical story, we are all wrestling with how do we integrate our faith into our work. This lesson seeks to answer some of the questions and issues at the heart of work and faith integration.
What does it mean, what does it look like, to integrate your faith into your work?
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
- Read chapters 7 – 12 of Every Good Endeavor
- On or about page 141 the author addresses Taylorism, a reduction of humanity and work that has greatly influenced work and management consulting for most of the 20th century. Peter Drucker, a significant management consultant and author in the 60’s, was a Christian and opposed Taylorism.
What common views of work should we be opposing today?
- The Esther question: Have you thought of your current professional status as grace for a purpose?
- Much human endeavor, like a guitarist or a medical student pursuing first in class, can be traced back to a Pride motive (achievement for the adulation of others, self, or to be better than others). What does a motive for excellence without pride look like?
- How does pride impact your work?
- Read the first paragraph of page 179 about Worldview of Art. How does this jive with what you see in the CGDC community? With what you see within you?
- Is your view of sin thin or thick?
- What do you think of the contrast between dualism and integration?
- Do you practice a sabbath?