Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

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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...

March 29th, 2014

Wildly Productive Mornings

What's your morning energy quotient? Do you hit the ground running or rev up around ten -- after plenty of coffee? If we have, say, approximately 25,000 mornings in our adult life, then learning to make the most of first hours -- so we can make the most of each day --  is not only important...

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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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March 20th, 2014

My “No” is No—Except for My Out-of-the-Office Autoreply

Because technology now makes it possible to work from anywhere any time, we can work from everywhere. Nowhere is safe from work’s intrusive ping, beep, or ding. That begs the question why do we use the Out-of-the-Office Autoreply function on our emails. Richard Moran, CEO at Accretive...

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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 He gave us examples throughout Scripture. Joshua had Moses. Ruth had Naomi. Elisha had Elijah. Paul had Barnabas. Timothy had Paul. Even Jesus had Joseph to teach him the trade of carpentry. Business New Daily says, “All entrepreneurs need...

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...

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February 28th, 2014

Conference Call Survival Strategies

If you, like many, have a strong aversion to conference calls, gird your loins. They're not going away. Sue Shellenbargar sites research in a recent WSJ article that the number of conference calls in the U.S. is expected to grow 9.6% a year through 2017. Ugh!  Though conference-call ...