Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

February 6th, 2019

Excellence at Work

February is Black History Month, and it's difficult not to consider the impact Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has had on our culture for the good. But beyond his magnificent "I Have a Dream" speech and his monumental  "Letter from Birmingham Jail," he gave wise advice to a small audience in...

February 6th, 2019

The Value of Diversity in the Workplace

Two years ago, I saw a movie that moved me deeply. Hidden Figures tells the story of a team of black female mathematicians in the early 1960’s who worked brilliantly and diligently behind the scenes at NASA, amidst a hostile environment towards both females and blacks. In spite of...

February 6th, 2019

How to Build Stronger Relationships

Some of the world's greatest business experts all agree that strong relationships are the key to success. Your most important asset is your network and should be a major focus. Here are 7 ways to build stronger relationships: 1. Make Time. Building relationships take time, energy, and...

January 6th, 2019

R. G. LeTourneau's Account of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

On April 18, 1906, a few minutes after 5:00 a.m., Bob awoke before to what sounded like bombs exploding all around him. The Great San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California with an estimated magnitude of 7.8.  Fires burned for days, leaving 80 percent of San Francisco...

January 2nd, 2019

Appreciating Your Staff Makes Business Sense

Fifty-one percent of managers reported they felt they were doing a good job in recognizing work well done, but only 17% of their team members stated they felt recognized by the manager for doing good quality work.  For some leaders, the topic of showing appreciation to their employees is...

December 3rd, 2018

Legendary Partnership Between George Bush and R.G. LeTourneau

One of the most daring ventures in the oil exploration industry was the development of the first moveable, off-shore drilling rig by R.G. LeTourneau for George Bush's Zapata Oil Company in the early 1950s. What was labeled impossible was daily fare for R.G. LeTourneau’s genius-level...

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December 2nd, 2018

Surprising Things You May Not Know About R.G. LeTourneau and How God Shaped His Life Through Work

Christians in the workplace need role models—businesspeople who are moored in their faith, who bring glory to God in their work, and who finish well. That’s why the Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University is proud to release a new pictorial biography of R.G. LeTourneau's life ...

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...

November 4th, 2018

Mark Greene: Boaz, the Godly Manager

Mark Greene grew up Jewish and became a Christian in his early twenties. He worked in advertising in London and New York before becoming Vice-Principal and Lecturer of Communications at the London School of Theology. He now serves as Executive Director of the London Institute for...

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November 3rd, 2018

Wendy Simpson: Living in God's Presence at Work

Wendy Simpson is a global business leader and deeply devoted Christian. She is Chair of Wengeo Group, an innovative diversified industrial group with investments in manufacturing, precision engineering, industrial property development, venture capital and new media. She has held key...