Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

March 20th, 2020

The Fear of Death and the Promise of Shalom

Today, 1 in 3 people say they fear death--a significant uptick as a result of the corona virus. Mark Greene of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity reminds us of the source of our peace and the impact our calm response in the face of fearful headlines can have on others. "Out...

via Bill Peel
March 18th, 2020

This Crisis Will Change Us for Better or Worse

Although pain is inevitable, misery is optional. The same calamity can produce positive change in one person and cause caustic bitterness in another. Whether pain's life-shaping power makes us better or bitter depends on what we believe about God. George McDonald explains it like this:...

March 15th, 2020

How the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Changed the Life of R.G. LeTourneau and History

Thirteen years after surviving the Great San Francisco Earthquake R. G. LeTourneau barely survived the Spanish Flu Pandemic which killed 20-50 million. Read the story below and follow LeTourneau from calamity to calamity that led him to determine to do business for God's glory and declare...

October 22nd, 2015

Put Fear In Its Place - Lessons From a Former Airline Executive

Scott Dickson is the former CEO and president of Vanguard airlines, a position he took in early 2001 with full understanding that it was a turnaround situation. The airline was in trouble, and it was his job to reverse a bad situation. Then 9/11 changed everything. In his book, Never...

April 1st, 2020

Leadership During COVID-19

As many of us are facing new challenges in this season, we wanted to share some timely advice and wisdom from a few of our Global Leadership Summit Faculty alumni. Hear from 12 great leaders, including Patrick Lencioni, Condoleeza Rice, Albert Tate, Erica Fox, and more.

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
March 25th, 2020

What to Do When the World Falls Apart

David Gowdey is a business leader in Dallas and one of our favorite Bible teachers. He is CEO of Barrington Gifts, manufacturer of quality leather goods. You will enjoy learning about the Barrington story, why they manufacture in China, who they employ, and how they treat their employees....

Channel(s): Culture and Worldview
March 15th, 2020

Leading in a Crisis

Unexpected catastrophic ordeals like the caronavirus pandemic highlight the need for leadership at multiple levels. While this is a global health crisis, the issues don’t stop at the hospital door, the CDC or the White House. The social and economic ramifications demand well-anchored...

via Bill Peel
February 17th, 2020

Faith-Based Employee Resource Groups on the Rise

Something exciting is afoot in corporate America. An AP news release recently announced that, “More US firms are Boosting Faith-Based Support for Employees.”  “Corporate America is at a tipping point toward giving religion similar attention to that given to other major diversity categories...

February 6th, 2020

The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit

Albert M. Erisman, Hendrickson Publishers (January 2020) When the Business Roundtable announced, in August 2019, that businesses should no longer have a singular focus on profit, analysts asked: How do businesses deal with the “quick-buck” pressures from Wall Street? One answer lies in The...

February 6th, 2020

Why Theology Matters in Business

Darren Shearer    /    January 13, 2020 When I attended theology school (2008-2010), the professors never discussed business. (Although most of my former seminary classmates are now working in for-profit companies, in seminary, we were instead becoming prepared for pulpit...