Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

May 28th, 2019

5 Ways to Leave a Legacy Through Mentoring

Mentoring in retirement sounds like a wonderful idea. “Invest in the next generation. Share your life experience. Feel a renewed sense of purpose.” But in reality, far too often mentoring feels awkward for both mentor and mentee. To the mentee, it can often feel like a mono-directional...

April 14th, 2019

The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work

Does our day-to-day work have any ultimate value from the perspective of eternity? Should our work be seen as a discipline through which we connect spiritually with God and others? Is ordinary work the primary way we can participate in God's mission to make all things new? What is the...

November 12th, 2018

What Difference Does God’s Presence Make in Your Work?

It’s easy to get isolated in your work, especially in today’s cubicle world. But the fact is, with God, we are never alone, not even at work. My view of work rests squarely upon the fact that God is present with us in Christ and we can experience his nearness at work. Seeing this theme...

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November 2nd, 2018

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

If you found Gary Chapman's book on the five love languages helpful, you'll enjoy his new book with Paul White that takes their expertise to work. Just like people resonate with particular expressions of love in the family, employees and co-workers have certain ways they like to be...

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August 21st, 2017

A Praying Life | Paul Miller

There are a host of books on prayer. I've even written one myself. But my friend Jay Hofler introduced me to Paul Miller's book a Praying Life that might be the most important book I've read on prayer. It is profound in its simplicity, and, more important to me personally, it...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
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June 25th, 2017

Every Job a Parable: What Walmart Greeters, Nurses & Astronauts Tell Us About God

Okay, my work matters to God. But how, you ask?  John Van Sloten can help. He loves practicing the spiritual discipline of watching people work. For his new book, Every Job a Parable,  he interviewed Walmart greeters, engineers, auto mechanics,...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
February 9th, 2017

How to Witness at Work

Every day when you arrive at your workplace, an attitude arrives with you. Our attitudes are like the perfume or cologne we are wearing; we smell the fragrance when we first put it on, but others smell it throughout the day. The fragrance you’re wearing at work, others are picking up. So...

February 6th, 2017

The Lost Purpose for Learning: An Essay on United States Education With Implications for All Nations

As an organization engaged in higher education at a university that has historically and consistently teaches students that their work—as engineers, aviators, teachers, healthcare professionals, as well as pastors--matters to God and should be seen as a holy calling, almost all of our...

August 9th, 2016

Joy for the World

Christianity in America is losing ground. Our friend and fellow convener of the 2016 Faith@Work Summit asks a timely question? Can the church regain its cultural influence? In this though provoking book, Forster examines how the church lost its culture-shaping voice and what we can do to...

April 8th, 2016

How Do You Handle Emotions at Work?

How do you juggle workplace emotions? Dark and stormy seasons blow your way. Spectacular new opportunities emerge. Grief and loss descend. Financial crises loom. Office politics and busyness press on your soul. What about romantic tensions, rivalry, and bouts of bitterness? Must leaders...