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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...

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...

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. 

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April 25th, 2017

Fail Forward

Some people refuse to use the word failure. Instead, they substitute words like slip-up, setback, glitch, mistake—or at least frame the failure in a positive light.    Take IBM founder Thomas Watson, for example. He was legendary for his ability to turn a serious mistake into a...

April 23rd, 2017

Churches Where Work Matters

In 2002, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan asked tech-industry veteran Katherine Leary Alsdorf to establish and lead Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work, which became a pioneering faith-at-work church ministry. Today, more and more churches are seeing the need to help people...

April 4th, 2017

Why the Center for Faith and Work

Kate loves Sunday mornings, and why not? She loves God.  Her first day of the week brings church . . . encouragement, learning and camaraderie with fellow believers. Then comes Monday—and Tuesday through Friday.  Those mornings, Kate routinely stuffs her faith in a box, applies her work...

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...