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April 17th, 2014

Legendary Partnership Between Bush and LeTourneau

On March 31, a new exhibit opened at the Bush Presidential library in College Station TX, showcasing the work and innovation Bush brought to the oil industry on land and offshore. Key to Bush's success was the a movable drilling platform designed and built by R.G. LeTourneau. Read more ...

via Bill Peel
April 16th, 2014

How to Pray at Work

Paul tells us to “Pray continually” (1 Thess. 5:17). Problem is, we forget. It’s easy to get so absorbed in our work that we fall asleep spiritually. But even when we do, God is still present. He wants to be involved in our work, and we always have the opportunity to speak with Him.  No...

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April 1st, 2014

Did Dan Cathy Make a Mistake?

When Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, expressed his views on traditional marriage, it sparked a media firestorm in July 2012. His comments landed the successful chicken franchise in hot water—or as a recent article in Forbes put it, “in a vat of piping hot chicken grease.” As a result, given...

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March 31st, 2014

Balancing Work and Wife

I’m usually thrilled when Kathy and I both are invited to speak at a conference. But at the Missional Marketplace Summit at Germantown Baptist Church last month, I secretly wished she wasn’t there to hear Louis Upkins speak from his book, Treat Me Like a Customer.  “I sleep with my...

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March 24th, 2014

Take Your Faith to Work

Do you ever wonder if what you do on weekdays counts for eternity? As a new Christian, I sure did. That’s why I enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary, and after four years of rigorous study, I was ready to make a mark for the Lord. Then I met Bill Garrison—attorney, DTS trustee, and elder...

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February 28th, 2014

Millennials Seek to Serve God in Their Work

Millennials -- lazy, greedy, entitled, the me-me-me generation? Not all of them. Sure, some feed this stereotype. But did you realize that born-again Millennials are notable for their social activism, and they practice evangelism more than any other generation?

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February 28th, 2014

How to Find a Mentor

Evidently God thinks mentors are important because they appear throughout Scripture. Joshua had Moses. Ruth had Naomi. Elisha had Elijah. Paul had Barnabas. Timothy had Paul. And, come to think of it, Jesus had Joseph to teach him the trade of carpentry. But mentoring is not just a nice...

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February 28th, 2014

Conference Call Survival Strategies

If you, like many, have a strong aversion to conference calls, gird your loins. They're not going away. Sue Shellenbargar sites research in a recent WSJ article that the number of conference calls in the U.S. is expected to grow 9.6% a year through 2017. Ugh!  Though conference-call ...

January 30th, 2014

15 Ways Pastors Can Impact the Workplace

If you see the importance of equipping your members to live out their faith in the workplace, but the church calendar and budget are maxed, take heart: you don't need to break the bank or add a day to your week to begin.

via Bill Peel
January 27th, 2014

If I Had a Billion Dollars

Ten years ago The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson awakened Christians to the fact that most communities wouldn’t notice if local churches disappeared.  The book played a huge role in rebirthing gospel-motivated social consciousness among evangelicals. ...