Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

February 18th, 2013

The Wealth of Nations Depends on the Health of Families

Intact families who are united in worship through their community of belief and send their children to schools that inculcate those values and beliefs, produce the best citizens for the polis and the common good. This article from the Witherspoon Institute explains why our society...

Channel(s): Economics
November 20th, 2012

Feeling Beat Up at Work? Give Yourself a Pep Talk!

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 40 percent of workers reported that their job was very or extremely stressful. Perhaps you can relate. Author J.B Wood writes in The High Calling about how self-compassion can help you be happier and cope with stress at...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
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August 24th, 2012

Maximizing Integrity at Key Career Moments

In his Corporate Executive Board blog, Abbott Martin reports that ethical breaches spike during organizational changes that have a material impact on an employees' roles or compensation. More than 80 percent of employees experience one such event each year. According to research, spending a...

Channel(s): Workplace Culture, Ethics
August 24th, 2012

Are You a Hero or a Bystander?

We all wonder how we would react in an emergency. Would we risk our lives to help someone in danger?  Research in recent years has shed light on the qualities and attitudes that distinguish heroes from the rest of us. Read this article in the Wall Street Journal by Sue Shellenbarger. Do you...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
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August 17th, 2012

Churchgoers Believe in Sharing Faith, Most Never Do

A recent study conducted by LifeWay Research found 80 percent of those who attend church one or more times a month, believe they have a personal responsibility to share their faith, but 61 percent have not told another person about how to become a Christian in the previous six months. Read...

June 20th, 2012

Are women more moral than men?

Jim Denison shares his thoughts on "idealized self" and a recent study concluding that females are more moral than men. 

Channel(s): Doing Your Job, Ethics
February 7th, 2012

SUNDAY RELIGION, MONDAY REALITY

New Study Explores Gap between God and Jobs Dallas TX:  Do faith and work mix? And if so, as America’s workforce increasingly wants meaning beyond a paycheck, do pastors help bring these two worlds together? Answers from national research commissioned by...

February 7th, 2012

Speaking Up Is Hard to Do

Scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute offer an explanation as to why many people seem to become less intelligent in small-group settings--temporarily losing their problem-solving ability and what the researchers call "expression of IQ."  Read the article by Elizabeth...

January 31st, 2012

Football, Faith and John 3:16

NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has reinvigorated the debate about public expressions of religion. The American Bible Society commissioned the Barna Group to find out how well Americans understand various aspects of the Bible, including what the numbers “3:16” mean. Read the findings here.

November 8th, 2011

Equipping People for Their Workplace Mission Field

At the Right Now Conference in Dallas, Bill Peel presented "Carpe Monday: Equipping people for their Monday-morning mission field." He offered four ways churches can help men and women . . . : understand that work is important to God. equip them to apply biblical truth to their workplace...