Covid and Equity

Author: Dr. Chris Keil; Professor of Environmental Science at Wheaton College I teach environmental science. I love the outdoors – the prairies, mountains, deserts, streams, oceans, and all the other biomes – but these are not the environments I get to visit in my professional practice. My area of scholarship is the industrial environment. I study chemical releases in manufacturing settings, how those chemicals reach … Continue reading Covid and Equity

iLab Roundup

Author: Jenna Watson “The team consisted of some of the smartest students that I’ve worked with across multiple universities. Not only are they talented, but also have a strong heart and desire to lead.” —Julian Cheng, Gen 1 Capital  The CFI Innovation Lab (iLab) is at the heart of CFI. It forms the core of the Innovation Scholars experience and is one of the most … Continue reading iLab Roundup

Wisdom-Based Business: Participating in the Kingdom

Authors: Dr. Hannah Stolze & Jenna Watson Perhaps you picture your work in the marketplace as funding the kingdom. Kind of like Paul’s tentmaking—it’s there on the side to fuel the real kingdom work. I used to think that way, too. But after many years of researching, teaching, and leading in the marketplace, I have become convinced that many are called to the marketplace … Continue reading Wisdom-Based Business: Participating in the Kingdom

A History of Innovation: Remembering Mound Bayou, MS

Author: Jenna Watson At CFI, we are observing Black History Month with particular attention to the groundbreaking social innovation of the Black community. As a recent Forbes feature notes, African Americans have created technological innovations we use every day, such as the traffic light, caller ID, and automatic elevator doors [1]. Some have called the Civil Rights Movement the greatest period of social innovation in … Continue reading A History of Innovation: Remembering Mound Bayou, MS

Christian Social Innovation

The following is a transcript of the talk given by Dr. L Gregory Jones at CFI’s 2020 Fall Executive Forum. Dr. Jones is Dean of Duke Divinity School, A. Morris and Ruth W. Williams Professor of Christian Theology and Ministry, senior fellow at the Fuqua-Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, and senior fellow at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. He is the author or … Continue reading Christian Social Innovation

Pursuing Joy; Serving Others – Q+A

The following is a transcription of the Q&A session following Shundrawn Thomas’s talk “Discovering Joy at Work” at the 2020 Fall Executive Forum. Q: I appreciated that you shared the vulnerability of saying [you went through an emotional funk]. I know what that’s like, because I had a real emotional hardship as well. And I think we all go through that, at some certain stage … Continue reading Pursuing Joy; Serving Others – Q+A

Pursuing Joy; Serving Others

The following is a talk given by Shundrawn Thomas at CFI’S 2020 Fall Executive Forum. Shundrawn is a dedicated executive, teacher, husband, father, and author of four books, including Discover Joy in Work. He serves as President of a trillion-dollar global investment management business and speaks nationally on subjects including vocation, leadership, strategy, investments, personal finance, values, and faith.  “Men, for the sake of getting … Continue reading Pursuing Joy; Serving Others

How to Offer Virtual Hospitality

“Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” -Romans 12:13 On October 29-31, CFI hosted its annual Fall Executive Forum, an event that offers Christian business leaders a chance for connection and renewal. With over half of participants attending virtually, our team was presented with unique opportunities for innovation as we considered how best to engage and serve those who couldn’t … Continue reading How to Offer Virtual Hospitality