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Authored by Center for Faith & Work or LeTourneau University Faculty and Staff

February 8th, 2017

Serving Christ As A Business Owner

Phil Burks of Tyler, Texas, graduated from LeTourneau College in 1974 with a degree in electrical engineering technology. Back in his days as a “Techo,” he and two others nearly single-handedly put KHYM, a 5000-watt gospel radio station on the air. Burks worked at the campus’ KLET radio...

February 6th, 2017

LeTourneau Lauches Passage Institute for High School Students

LeTourneau University received a $600,000 Lilly Foundation grant to create a theological institute for high school students to explore their vocational calling. The strategic initiative, called Passage Institute for Youth and Theology, will provide the opportunity for 50 high school...

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...

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...

January 23rd, 2017

Your Work – Your Calling

If you're looking for a model of how to glorify God in your work, look no further than R.G. LeTourneau. See how his business and life continues to impact our current generation for Christ almost fifty years after his death. Then learn how God sees and values your daily work as Bill Peel...

via Bill Peel
January 22nd, 2017

How Church Leaders Can Pray for Their Church at Work

As a church leader, you have the privilege and responsibility to care for the whole life of people you shepherd. After you give the benediction on Sundays, people walk out of church to the rest of life which can shape them spiritually more than the Sunday service. This includes their work...

January 17th, 2017

Transformational Assessment Practices | Assessment and the Kingdom of God: Part 3

John Lommel, Senior Director of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness at LeTourneau, considers the biblical place of assessment in God's Kingdom. In Part 3 of a three-part series, he describes how to change the cultural narrative of assessment into one that is kingdom centered...

January 11th, 2017

Hope-filled, Shalom-centered, Love-infused Assessment | Assessment and the Kingdom of God Part 2

John Lommel, Senior Director of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness at LeTourneau, considers the biblical place of assessment in God's Kingdom. In Part 2 of a three-part series, he describes the difference between many business assessment models​ and the Shalom-centered ...

via Bill Peel
January 10th, 2017

How to Find Time to Pray for Your Work

Do you find it hard to carve out time in your schedule to pray? Most of us do. While extended times of quiet of conversion with God are important for all of us, prayer is more a matter of attitude than schedule. It’s our declaration of dependence on God and an awareness of His constant...

via Bill Peel
January 10th, 2017

Business Can Change Our Cities

Violence in our major cities has filled newscasts these past few years. A breakdown of society has forced some serious questions on politicians, churches, business leaders and private citizens—especially those who are serious about following Christ. Who is to blame for these powder kegs of...