Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University

February 1st, 2020

Dr. King on 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...

January 16th, 2020

Is Business Your True Calling?

In June of 2019, hundreds of Christian leaders from churches and businesses around the world gathered to discuss the place of work and business in God's kingdom agenda to spread the gospel. Here's an excerpt from a paper presented at the conference that explores the calling to business....

via Praxis
January 16th, 2020

Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

ABOUT THE COURSE from the Praxis website AT PRAXIS, WE BELIEVE THE FUTURE OF CULTURE DEPENDS LARGELY ON THE WORLDVIEW OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS, INNOVATORS, AND CREATORS. They have outsized influence on what we consume, believe and desire—as they build products, services,...

February 6th, 2020

Why Theology Matters in Business

Darren Shearer    /    January 13, 2020 When I attended theology school (2008-2010), the professors never discussed business. (Although most of my former seminary classmates are now working in for-profit companies, in seminary, we were instead becoming prepared for pulpit...

March 15th, 2020

How the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Changed the Life of R.G. LeTourneau and History

Thirteen years after surviving the Great San Francisco Earthquake R. G. LeTourneau barely survived the Spanish Flu Pandemic which killed 20-50 million. Read the story below and follow LeTourneau from calamity to calamity that led him to determine to do business for God's glory and declare...

via Bill Peel
February 17th, 2020

Faith-Based Employee Resource Groups on the Rise

Something exciting is afoot in corporate America. An AP news release recently announced that, “More US firms are Boosting Faith-Based Support for Employees.”  “Corporate America is at a tipping point toward giving religion similar attention to that given to other major diversity categories...

February 6th, 2020

The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit

Albert M. Erisman, Hendrickson Publishers (January 2020) When the Business Roundtable announced, in August 2019, that businesses should no longer have a singular focus on profit, analysts asked: How do businesses deal with the “quick-buck” pressures from Wall Street? One answer lies in The...

March 15th, 2020

Leading in a Crisis

Unexpected catastrophic ordeals like the caronavirus pandemic highlight the need for leadership at multiple levels. While this is a global health crisis, the issues don’t stop at the hospital door, the CDC or the White House. The social and economic ramifications demand well-anchored...

via Bill Peel
March 18th, 2020

This Crisis Will Change Us for Better or Worse

Although pain is inevitable, misery is optional. The same calamity can produce positive change in one person and cause caustic bitterness in another. Whether pain's life-shaping power makes us better or bitter depends on what we believe about God. George McDonald explains it like this:...

March 20th, 2020

The Fear of Death and the Promise of Shalom

Today, 1 in 3 people say they fear death--a significant uptick as a result of the corona virus. Mark Greene of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity reminds us of the source of our peace and the impact our calm response in the face of fearful headlines can have on others. "Out...