Articles

August 2nd, 2019

Work: It's Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation

by Daniel M. Doriani. P&R Publishing. 248 pages. 2019 I have read a few dozen books on work, integrating faith and work, taking our faith to work, etc. This new book by Dan Doriani, a respected seminary professor (who I enjoyed two classes with at Covenant Seminary), pastor and...

July 16th, 2019

Thank God for Plumbers

by David Greusel If you’ve ever had a plumber in your home to repair a sudden leak (and always on a weekend!), you may have sighed “Thank God for plumbers,” even while complaining about the hospital-sized bill. But I have more reasons than most to thank God for plumbers. Not because my home...

July 9th, 2019

Facing Unpleasant Tasks

“I fought the lawn, and the lawn won!” I don’t know how many times I have said that, usually right after a tough time mowing our backyard.  Mowing the yard is probably my least favorite chore.   So, what is your unpleasant task?  If you are a student, it might be...

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October 31st, 2017

The Reformation at Work

On October 31, 500 years after Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, LeTourneau University held a day of common learning to Celebrate the Reformation. You can listen, watch, or read (below) Bill Peel's talk on how the reformation reformed our view...

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September 4th, 2017

A Prayer for Labor Day--And Every Other Day

Whether you find yourself in the ranks of management or labor, today is a good day to stop and thank God for all the people He uses to meet our needs. Dear God, on this Labor Day, we give You thanks for all those who work in stores and markets, in mines and fields, on ships and planes, in...

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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,...

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June 25th, 2017

Designed to Work: Redeeming Architecture

When the Texas Rangers play the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Field, I grimace when Jose Altuve or George Springer put the home run train in motion. But then I think about the folks who designed the Astro's beautiful stadium. ​If you're a baseball fan -- especially if you...

February 24th, 2017

When the Sermon Goes To Work

Does selling insurance, running a Laundromat, driving a cab, or delivering mail matter to God? Judging by our preaching, the answer is "not much." In one survey 90 percent of Christians said they had never heard a sermon that applied biblical theology to work. Yet Christians may spend...

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December 3rd, 2016

Joy to the Work, the Lord Is Come

Most Christians in the English-speaking world will sing Isaac Watt’s hymn, “Joy to the World” this Christmas season. Although Watts intended it as a celebration of Christ’s second coming, we’ve adopted it as one of our favorite Christmas hymns for obvious reasons. Christ's first coming...