Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

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August 23rd, 2015

Don’t Work Yourself to Death

The accident occurred at 11:04 a.m. according to the police report. A deafening crash and shower of glass and shrapnel had jolted me awake. I slammed on the brakes as a gooseneck trailer peeled away a good portion of the driver’s side of my car, barely missing me. My face stung and body...

August 21st, 2015

The Stewardship of Retirement

In this article in our series Finishing Strong, Glynn Young discovered that retirement is not a biblical concept. The Bible actually teaches us to be stewards of all that God has given us, all the way up to when we are done in this life. As the time approached for me to seriously...

August 21st, 2015

Mary vs. Martha

Is the conflict between Mary and Martha a clash of incompatible lifestyles, the working life vs. the contemplative life? The Theology of Work project suggests a different way to view this poignant story and explains how we should be like both Mary and Martha.  In the story of...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
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August 21st, 2015

Busy Christians Need a Spiritual Network

Busyness is the new normal in America. According to the 2014 American Time Use Survey, Americans average almost nine hours a day on work-related activities. Thirty-three percent of full-time workers say their employer expects them to check email and stay in touch remotely after the business...

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August 7th, 2015

One Person Can Make a Difference

In his 2014 commencement address to 8000 University of Texas graduates, Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, said the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. “…if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people, and each...

August 7th, 2015

Jesus' Extraordinary Ordinary Work

In his book Work Matters, Tom Nelson reminds us that Jesus was well established in his career as a carpenter before he became an itinerant teacher. Jesus’s work life tells us that he did not think being a carpenter was somehow below him or a poor use of his many gifts....

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August 7th, 2015

Cocooning Is Hazardous to Spiritual Health

The term “cocooning” was coined by trend forecaster Faith Popcorn to describe Americans who were socializing less and hunkering down at home to protect themselves from the harsh realities of the outside world. This trend fed a burgeoning do-it-yourself industry and sparked home-...

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August 7th, 2015

Does Your Work Matter in God's Eyes?

Do you ever ask yourself, Am I wasting time on temporal pursuits? Should I spend more time on what really matters to God? In Genesis 1, God gave mankind a commission that has come to be known as the Cultural Mandate. Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it...

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August 2nd, 2015

Who Will Change Our Cities? Business's Unique Contribution

Violence in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri in 2015, forced some serious questions on politicians, churches, business leaders and private citizens -- especially those who are serious about following Christ. Who is to blame for these powder kegs of hopelessness ready to ignite in our large...

July 25th, 2015

Workplace Prayer | God’s Faithfulness and Forgiveness | Prayers at Work

Workplace prayers for your week from PrayersAtWork.com Monday  (Meditation: Luke 11:28) Dear God, may Your latest command be my first concern. May Your latest act of mercy prompt my first act of thanksgiving. May Your latest act of forgiveness prompt my first act of forgiving someone else....