Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

April 10th, 2014

Practical Tips for Praying at Work

What does it look like to “pray without ceasing?” How might a prayerful heart oriented towards God express itself at work? I Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Mark...

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April 7th, 2014

Making the World “Very Good”

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day (Genesis 1:31). How do you view the world? Your work in the world? Is it a necessary evil? Something you do to earn a paycheck? Is it good? Or is it very good? If you’ve never...

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April 1st, 2014

Did Dan Cathy Make a Mistake?

When Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, expressed his views on traditional marriage, it sparked a media firestorm in July 2012. His comments landed the successful chicken franchise in hot water—or as a recent article in Forbes put it, “in a vat of piping hot chicken grease.” As a result, given...

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March 31st, 2014

Balancing Work and Wife

I’m usually thrilled when Kathy and I both are invited to speak at a conference. But at the Missional Marketplace Summit at Germantown Baptist Church last month, I secretly wished she wasn’t there to hear Louis Upkins speak from his book, Treat Me Like a Customer.  “I sleep with my...

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March 29th, 2014

Leaders at All Levels

The need for leadership at all levels is one of the 12 critical issues identified in "Global Human Capital Trends 2014,” according to Deloitte research reported in a Forbes article entitled “Successful Organizations Need Leaders at All Levels.”  The research triggered thoughts about ...

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March 24th, 2014

Take Your Faith to Work

Do you ever wonder if what you do on weekdays counts for eternity? As a new Christian, I sure did. That’s why I enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary, and after four years of rigorous study, I was ready to make a mark for the Lord. Then I met Bill Garrison—attorney, DTS trustee, and elder...

March 24th, 2014

Why Work? Because You're Made for It

Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.  Ephesians 4:28 Hard Work, Good Work: Part 4 In last week's reflections, we saw that Ephesians 4:28 urges us not...

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February 28th, 2014

Millennials Seek to Serve God in Their Work

Millennials -- lazy, greedy, entitled, the me-me-me generation? Not all of them. Sure, some feed this stereotype. But did you realize that born-again Millennials are notable for their social activism, and they practice evangelism more than any other generation?

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February 28th, 2014

How to Find a Mentor

Evidently God thinks mentors are important because they appear throughout Scripture. Joshua had Moses. Ruth had Naomi. Elisha had Elijah. Paul had Barnabas. Timothy had Paul. And, come to think of it, Jesus had Joseph to teach him the trade of carpentry. But mentoring is not just a nice...

February 28th, 2014

Open Letter to Mentors of Millennials

By now, no doubt you’ve heard all about me. You’ve heard I’m a narcissist—selfish, entitled, idealistic but often lazy. You’ve heard my patience is just about as short as my attention span. And you’ve heard—for better or for worse—that by 2025, three out of four workers worldwide will be...