Video Feature: Robert, a Struggling Doctor

Video / Produced by The High Calling
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"A small-town doctor deals with the struggles and consequences of following his conscience." That's the one sentence summary of "Robert," a powerful film by Dave Mahanes and Brent Gudgel that explores what it looks like when one doctor tries a new way to show his neighbor compassion, sacrifice, service, and love.

Rather than read an article this week, we invite you to spend five minutes experiencing the high calling of Robert's daily work, one doctor who is living the complications of following his conscience.

Robert is part of a promising new short film project called DEIDOX. On their website, Dave Mahanes and Brent Gudgel explain their vision like this:

Deidox are true stories of how everyday people are being used by God in the world today. Our hope is that these short films will inspire you to realize anew how big and active God is, how He is reaching and changing lives in all countries and using His people to accomplish His work.

Put simply, Deidox are cinematic stories of the modern day Christian journey.

We encourage you to visit for more bonus features about Robert, including a small- group discussion guide and two additional videos explaining how his clinic works and why hospitals are six times more expensive.

Questions for personal reflection, online discussion, or small groups:

  • Robert's decision to leave the ER has limited the choices available to his children. If you are a parent, think about how your current choices will affect your children.
  • How do your choices at work—choices about finances, staffing, attitude, drive, productivity, etc.—affect the people around you?
  • Who is your neighbor in your work? How can you serve your neighbor better using your chosen field?
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