Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

February 1st, 2017

Identity Crisis: 7 Lessons Learned from Career Idolatry

I had a mini-meltdown the day after I left my job at one of the top communication firms in the U.S. As I looked in the mirror, I couldn’t help but think, ‘Who is that person?’ I’m serious! Even though I had another job lined up with a solid stack of safety cash in the bank, I had no idea...

February 1st, 2017

What do I do when my job feels useless?

What is the most useless job in America? If you’re like most people, you probably think, “mine,” every once in a while. But if you’re Mike Rowe, asking that question is absurd. Mike Rowe is the icon of the American working man, profiling workers of all stripes his shows Dirty Jobs ...

February 1st, 2017

Six Ways God’s at Work in You — At Work

You showed up to work today, but it feels like God didn’t. He feels remote and absent from what you do all day long. There are temptations all around, opportunities for cutting corners. No one else cares one wit about serving God. Conversations are all banal. And yet you believe God is...

February 1st, 2017

A Young Perspective on Millennial Job Hopping

I think we might need to accept that things have changed, and millennials just don’t stay in a job for that long. I’m not saying it’s right. I’m just saying it’s true. Right now, “9 in 10 millennials expect to stay in a job for only three years.” (Barna Research) So it begs the...

February 1st, 2017

30+ Examples of Faith and Work Initiatives Other Churches are Doing

Churches who want to help people integrate faith and work have a lot of options to choose from.  The Theology of Work Project has gathered this collection of examples from churches worldwide. From peer support to worship ideas to creative video presentations, this list of over 30 examples...

Channel(s): Leadership: Church
February 1st, 2017

Designed to Work: Redeeming Architecture

I am what is called a “necessity entrepreneur.” This is a nice phrase for people who started a business after losing their jobs in the recession: in my case, after thirty years as an employee of various small and large firms. In the five years since launching my practice, I’ve had many...

February 1st, 2017

What Kinds of Vocations Does God Model?

In a previous blog, I have made the case that by His very nature God is a worker.  He has created all things and He sustains His creation.  Because God works, this gives our work value. So, I have to ask.  What kinds of work does God do today?  More importantly, ...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
via Bill Peel
January 29th, 2017

Where Is Your Hope Anchored?

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” —Václav Havel For the first time since the Great Depression, hopelessness describes the emotional...

January 28th, 2017

Ten Commandments for Talking Politics in the Office

Let’s talk about politics--and do it with grace. As Christians, we represent Christ in everything we do. So let’s hold each other accountable to a level of discourse that honors Christ with these Ten Commandments for Talking Politics (or facebooking politics, tweeting politics, ...

Channel(s): Culture and Worldview
via Bill Peel
January 28th, 2017

Prayers for the Government Workplace

God claims the government workplace as His own, just like every other workplace. Throughout history, Godly men and women in government have recognized that prayer is the most powerful strategy Christians have for political impact. Praying for our nation’s leaders and public servants is...