Faith + Culture

“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible…—all things have been created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16

We believe that because man is made in God’s image, he possesses the ability to create in a way that reflects the truth, beauty, and goodness of Jesus and the Gospel.

Areas of focus: Arts/Literature, Music, Human Creativity, History of Ideas, Whole Life Stewardship, Film, Pluralism, Science, Happiness, Defining Culture

God is Not Silent About Sexual Assault

*This article originally appeared at Biblical Woman, the blog of Southwestern Seminary’s Women’s Programs. The original is located here. God is not silent about sexual abuse. The Bible neither covers up nor ignores sexual assault. God’s law ... Read More »

Do We Always Have the Right to Control Our Own Bodies?

Over the last couple of weeks, the abortion debate has come to the forefront of cultural issues in ways that few could have anticipated. On January 22, the forty-sixth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law New York’s Reproductive ... Read More »

Continuing the March for Life

Last week I attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C., for the first time. It has always been on my list of events in which I wanted to participate, but for various reasons I was never able to do so until this year. The March for Life is held every year ... Read More »

A Question of Reparations in the Southern Baptist Convention: Applying the Zacchaeus Principle

This is the second in a 2-part series addressing the question of reparations in light of the recent report from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on the history of racism in the Southern Baptist Convention. Part 1 is located here. Having considered the... Read More »

A Question of Reparations in the Southern Baptist Convention: The Zacchaeus Principle

This is the first in a 2-part series addressing the question of reparations in light of the recent report from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on the history of racism in the Southern Baptist Convention. A little more than three weeks ago, my wife an... Read More »

Protecting the Church’s Money

“If you are at a church that collects money, someone is stealing.” That is how a guest speaker in my Family and Church Financial Stewardship class opened his lecture on protecting the church’s money. My students were dumbfounded as he recounted a few sto... Read More »

Leadership Lessons from Bush 41

The 1988 presidential election cycle is the first one I truly remember. Yes, I was alive during President Reagan’s successful bids for the White House in 1980 and 1984, but I was only 2 and 6 years old, respectively. I have memories of President Bush’s vow... Read More »

Dr. J. Daryl Charles to Lecture at Land Center Luncheon on October 10

Dr. J. Daryl Charles will be our guest lecturer during the fall Land Center Luncheon at 11:30 am-12:45 pm on Wednesday, October 10 in the Seelig Banquet Room of the Naylor Student Center. Dr. Charles will lecture on “The Church’s Calling to Public ... Read More »

Preaching and Ethics

Originally appeared at http://preachingsource.com/blog/preaching-and-ethics/ Almost every invitation to preach that I receive comes with a stipulation—“Please preach on [insert current ethical hot topic].” Such requests have become so common that I have ... Read More »

Preaching and Social Ministry

Originally appeared at http://preachingsource.com/blog/preaching-and-social-ministry/ Social ministry is often forgotten in evangelical preaching circles. In our desire to clearly communicate the life changing truth of the gospel leading to salvation, we somet... Read More »