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via Bill Peel
May 12th, 2019

The Call of the Entrepreneur

Have you ever thought about what the world would be like without entrepreneurs—without their creativity, tenacity and courage to make the world a better place? Because men and women have taken the risk to start something new, we enjoy products and services that truly contribute to human...

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May 12th, 2019

What Are Your Dreams? They Might Be Too Small.

In 1954, a young man accepted the call to become the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Over the next fourteen years he devoted his life to confronting racism in America and mobilized thousands of Americans to join him in non-violent civil disobedience to laws...

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November 3rd, 2018

Living in the Lion's Den Without Being Eaten

How does God want us to live in a caustic culture that's becoming increasingly hostile to biblical values?   Should we isolate ourselves and associate only with other like-minded individuals? Join the demonstrations? Fight back on secularists' terms? Retreat within the shelter of our...

May 29th, 2018

Take Your Pastor to Work--and Lunch

Did you know that most pastors would like to visit their member’s workplaces? According to our research, 98% would visit if invited. You can be a big help to your pastors by taking them to work—and to lunch. Ninety-three percent of pastors believe it’s important to help people integrate...

April 11th, 2018

Called to Be a Pilot- Erik Franks '09

First Officer Eric Franks feels called by God to be a pilot and used by God to get people to where He wants them to be. Erik graduated in 2009 from LeTourneau University with a degree in professional flight and works for Hong Kong Airlines.  Conversations in the cockpit often drift toward...

March 11th, 2018

Billy Graham and Evelyn and R.G. LeTourneau

"America's Pastor" the Rev. Billy Graham died a week ago.  Yesterday, the nation honored him as the first religious leader to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington.  President Trump described Graham as "an ambassador for Christ who reminded the world of the power of prayer and...

October 15th, 2017

Building Houses for God's Glory | Merle and Dave Stoltzfus

David and Merle Stoltzfus take Psalm 127 very personally as residential developers in eastern Pennsylvania.  Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. (Psalm 127:1)  But they don't just build structures, they build communities. Because they believe that...

October 3rd, 2017

Made to Create | Nate Saint, Inventor of the Pack 'n Play

If you have babies or grand-babies, chances are you've thanked God for products created by Nate Saint--such as the Pack 'n Play.  Nate grew up in a deeply religious family. His uncle and namesake was one of the missionary martyrs killed by the Auca Indians in South America with Jim Elliot...

September 8th, 2017

Wednesday Wisdom Podcasts

Our new podcasts are perfect to download and listen to on your commute. Be sure to subscribe to our channel on Sound Cloud as well as our channel on iTunes Podcasts. Here's the first Podcast in the series: Taking Faith to Work. 

August 3rd, 2017

Give it Up To the Lord- But Don't Give Up

Before Phil Burks' company revolutionized communication for first responders, God revolutionized how Phil saw his work as a business leader. Phil Burks, CEO of the Genesis group, explained to the students and faculty at LeTourneau University, the difference between giving...