There’s an expression in our culture: “Those that can, do. Those that can’t, teach.” I can remember a university professor (or ten?) that resemble that remark.
Not Craig McAndrews. He’s an Executive Professor at the University of Houston, teaching at the C.T. Bauer College of Business. And before teaching, he had been an accomplished business executive.
Craig spent 27 years experience in sales leadership, corporate education and C-level responsibility. As a seasoned entrepreneur, he also co-founded and operated a retail consulting firm and a chain of mattress retail stores.
Think he may have a thing or two to teach about business? 🙂
In fact, he has more than standard fare about business to draw on for his students’ benefit. He has his Christian faith. And his new book, just released, entitled Soul Purpose, Inc.
Here’s what the press release says about it:
“In this practical guide to living your faith at work, Craig McAndrews shares valuable insights and lessons from his own experience as a Christian in the workplace. Through personal stories and biblical truths, this book will challenge, encourage and equip you to activate your faith Monday through Friday.
You will learn important principles such as: … showing your faith before sharing your faith; how to lead with love and open your heart to see people in a new way; the big step to having courageous conversations; how the Bible teaches us to share our hope; how to boldly bring your faith to work.”
Craig said something that resonates deeply with me: The workplace is the greatest unserved mission field in the world. That’s why he wrote Soul Purpose, Inc. And the book before it: Enlisted.
Check them out. http://www.soulpurposeinc.com/
And I wonder… How will Craig “walk his talk” in his current workplace — the University of Houston? How receptive will the powers-that-be at that institution of higher learning be to his bold expression of faith-at-work?
“The mission of the University of Houston is to offer nationally competitive and internationally recognized opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement to a diverse population of students in a real-world setting. As its primary goal, the University of Houston is dedicated to becoming a nationally recognized institution in the 21st century. The university will anticipate and respond to changing demographics in an increasingly diverse and globally interdependent world.”
Dear readers in Houston: Will you please go ask him? 🙂
And let me know what he says? 🙂
As for the rest of you… What say you?
Please post your comments below.
Diana Furr, a.k.a., Abba’s Girl
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