Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

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December 3rd, 2016

Joy to the Work, the Lord Is Come

Most Christians in the English-speaking world will sing Isaac Watt’s hymn, “Joy to the World” this Christmas season. Although Watts intended it as a celebration of Christ’s second coming, we’ve adopted it as one of our favorite Christmas hymns for obvious reasons.Christ's first coming...

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December 2nd, 2016

How They'll Know We Are Christians

Many families display their faith this time of year by decorating their homes with lights and sending Christmas cards with Christian messages. Since the early days of the church, Christians have displayed their faith in many ways: special attire and haircuts, cross necklaces and lapel pins...

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November 23rd, 2016

Life after Vacation? Strategies for a Successful Reentry

With two vacation days left, anxiety grows as we envision the mountain of work that has piled up in our absence. Our sense of rest and rejuvenation wanes as we dwell on the Herculean tasks awaiting our return. Rest is an important part of faithfulness. It reminds us and others that God is...

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November 17th, 2016

God Blessed the 2016 Faith@Work Summit

More than 400 leaders from business, the church, academia and workplace ministries, from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., China, India, Mexico, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, and Croatia, gathered for the 2016 Faith@Work Summit. We learned how God is blessing the work of individuals and...

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October 10th, 2016

Delivery Boy for a Day

Before the big brown truck pulls up in front of your house to deliver presents, take two minutes to experience this fun and heart-warming new ad from UPS about a young boy who is fascinated by UPS package delivery drivers. It’s a good reminder of how we can elevate the value of work from an...

September 11th, 2016

Why Don’t More Christians Take their Spiritual Gifts to Work?

It’s my fault. The seasoned attorney stared me in the eye, stretched his fingers and tapped his very large hand in a declarative pose over the oak table. He boldly stated, “Right here—every day—THIS is my ministry!” I was twenty-seven years old, serving my first pastorate, and...

August 9th, 2016

Joy for the World

Christianity in America is losing ground. Our friend and fellow convener of the 2016 Faith@Work Summit asks a timely question? Can the church regain its cultural influence? In this though provoking book, Forster examines how the church lost its culture-shaping voice and what we can do to...

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July 10th, 2016

Faith at Work in Dallas Police Chief David Brown

“Shots fired at Dallas protest. Are you watching news?" Our daughter-in-law texted this message last Thursday evening.  We watched in horror at what was unfolding in downtown Dallas that lead to the death of five Dallas Police officers and the shooter. News reports included statements from ...

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June 16th, 2016

Good, Bad and Promising News for Recent Grads

Degrees in hand, 1,9 million college grads hope to join America’s workforce this summer. The good news: the job market is hot. The class of 2016 has better job prospects than those in any class since the Great Recession. The not-so-good news: Salaries levels haven’t fully recovered from the...

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May 10th, 2016

Why Millions See Faith as a Leisure Time Activity

Most adults spend the bulk of their waking hours doing some type of work. That’s because God designed mankind to work—to be His partners in stewarding His creation and contributing to human flourishing. But many Christians don’t connect God to their work. To them, work is nothing more than...