Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

February 6th, 2017

The Lost Purpose for Learning: An Essay on United States Education With Implications for All Nations

As an organization engaged in higher education at a university that has historically and consistently teaches students that their work—as engineers, aviators, teachers, healthcare professionals, as well as pastors--matters to God and should be seen as a holy calling, almost all of our...

February 4th, 2017

The Blue Collar Challenge: Connecting Faith and Human Labor

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Contemporary blue-collar employees often fail to appreciate the biblical significance of ordinary human labor. Consequently, they perceive work as a necessary evil while frustration and alienation characterize time spent on the job. Empirical research suggests that blue-collar workers have...

Channel(s): Events
February 4th, 2017

Bill Peel on iWork4Him

http://www.iwork4him.com/podcast/2017/3/the-urgency-of-being-patient

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
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

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...