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March 15th, 2016

Why Joy at Work Matters

According to a massive Gallup poll of more than 80,000 respondents, less than 1/3 of Americans are actively engaged at work. Fifty-one percent are “not engaged” and 18% are “actively not engaged.” Nearly 1 out of 5 people are totally checked out of their jobs. This, I propose is a national...

January 5th, 2016

The Weekend Reader with Maxwell Anderson

Our friend Max Anderson, author of The MBA Oath, produces a weekly collection of important articles entitled The Weekend Reader. Each week Max scans hundreds of articles then selects five on one big idea or trend in culture.This isn't the superficial click-bait...

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December 13th, 2015

Christmas Truth in Star Wars

Forty years ago, Star Wars hooked millions of people and became part of American culture. As prequels and sequels of the original movies continue to be released with great box-office success, the Star Wars franchise remains an unstoppable cinematic force.  While the...

October 7th, 2015

Why Christians Should Paint, Dance, Quilt, Act, Compose Music, Write Stories, Decorate Cookies and Participate in the Arts

Why does a symphony stir our soul or painting capture our imagination? Why does a well-turned phrase in a story or a well-cast line in a stream produce a sense of satisfaction? Why does creating something beautiful give us joy?  Because we are made in the image of our Creator God. According...

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August 7th, 2015

One Person Can Make a Difference

In his 2014 commencement address to 8000 University of Texas graduates, Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, said the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. “…if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people, and each...

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August 7th, 2015

Cocooning Is Hazardous to Spiritual Health

The term “cocooning” was coined by trend forecaster Faith Popcorn to describe Americans who were socializing less and hunkering down at home to protect themselves from the harsh realities of the outside world. This trend fed a burgeoning do-it-yourself industry and sparked home-...

May 19th, 2015

Hungry for Purpose in America

Values, character and purpose are top of mind for many Americans these days, according to David Brooks, conservative columnist for the New York Times and author of four books, including, The Road to Character. In a recent oped he wrote, Every reflective person sooner...

April 29th, 2015

PovertyCure: From Aid to Enterprise

Do we really help people, communities and countries by sending them aid?  A group of academics, activists, theologians and business leaders believe more harm than good is often the result of international aid. PovertyCure is an international network of organizations and individuals seeking...

February 15th, 2015

Is the Gap Between Pulpit & Pew Narrowing? Read the Latest Research

Dallas TX: New research conducted by the Barna Group for the Center for Faith & Work at​ LeTourneau University shows a substantial uptick in the number of pastors who say they preach on the topic of work. However, most church-goers still doubt the significance of their...

November 4th, 2014

The Gospel Changes Everything at Work

Katherine Leary Alsdorf became a Christian and a CEO in Silicon Valley the same month and says she didn’t know how to do either. After 10 years of foraging her own faith in the workplace, Katherine became the founding executive director of Redeemer Presbyterian’s Center for Faith and Work...