Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

November 26th, 2015

Dear God, Thank You for This Crummy Job

I remember the days when I bounded out of bed, ready to seize the day. Back then, work was a joy. My coworkers banded together as we found new solutions to fix problems. My chain of command was empowering. My duties were challenging and fresh, engaging my mind and abilities. That was...

via Bill Peel
November 26th, 2015

The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms

When the email advertisement came for Tim Keller’s new devotional book on the Psalms, I immediately clicked on the link to order it for myself. As I read more, I decided to order one for each of my sons and their families to give as a Thanksgiving gift from Kathy and me. Here is a...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
November 26th, 2015

Why Appreciation Matters

What is the one thing that leaders can do for those who work for them that will contribute more to productivity than anything else we do? Take an attitude of thanksgiving back to work! Stop and say, “Thank you.” In an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “Why Appreciation Matters So...

November 26th, 2015

Showing Appreciation at the Office? No, Thanks

Expecting a big thank-you at work this week? Don't hold your breath recommends Sue Shellenbarger at the​ Wall Street Journal​​. According to a survey of 2,007 people for the John Templeton Foundation, only 10% of adults say thanks to a colleague every day, while just 7% express gratitude...

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November 13th, 2015

How to Create Ministry Opportunities at Work

Your business or organization is as diverse as any mission field in a foreign country. In just five minutes you could probably come up with a substantial list of coworkers, employees, vendors, suppliers, contractors, customers,  colleagues, shareholders, board members, and many more people...

November 13th, 2015

2015 Texas Christian Leader of the Year: Kathryn Waldrep

People who know Dr. Kathryn Waldrep will not be surprised to learn that she has been named Texas Christian Leader of the Year. Her substantial curricula vitae cites that she was the first female chief of staff at Medical City Hospital – Dallas; she has been voted one of the Best Doctors in...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
November 5th, 2015

Designed to Work: Made in God's Image

How has God designed us for work? Lots of ways, according to Bob Robinson, Executive Director of God gave us...  Hands that can hold a wrench or a paintbrush or a guitar or a scalpel or a child. Eyes that can look through a telescope to study the glory of the heavens and...

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October 24th, 2015

4 Lessons about Overcoming Obstacles from R.G. LeTourneau

R.G. LeTourneau was one of became America’s best-known Christian businessmen in the mid- twentieth century. He, made and gave away a fortune during his lifetime, and he founded a university. Although he had only seven years of formal education, LeTourneau died with 300 patents in his name...

October 22nd, 2015

Put Fear In Its Place - Lessons From a Former Airline Executive

Scott Dickson is the former CEO and president of Vanguard airlines, a position he took in early 2001 with full understanding that it was a turnaround situation. The airline was in trouble, and it was his job to reverse a bad situation. Then 9/11 changed everything. In his book, Never...

October 19th, 2015

Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed)

Jeff Van Duzer grew up thinking business was the source of much damage and evil in the world, the work of greedy capitalists polluting the environment. Thirty years later he was dean of a business school. In the course of that remarkable transformation, Van Duzer discovered many business...