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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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January 9th, 2017

Seven Days of Prayer for the Workplace | Part 2

Monday Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, I marvel at the universe You worked together to create. The whole universe is Your temple, a place of worship, in which You called me to join Your work to make Your wprld all it was created to be. Thank You for the high calling to participate in Your...

January 3rd, 2017

Assessment and the Kingdom of God | Part 1

John Lommel, Senior Director of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness at LeTourneau, considers the biblical place of assessment in God's Kingdom. In Part 1 of a three-part series, he describes how God can use assessment in forming our organizations into what God desires...