Faith + Liberty

“And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8

We believe that religious, political, and economic liberty are inextricably intertwined and that the best conditions for a just society exist when men’s consciences, wills, and choices are free from undue governmental constraint.

Areas of focus: Church/State Relations, Free Market Economic Policy, Poverty/Government Dependence, Politics/Christians and Government, Public Theology, Immigration, Race, Religious Liberty, Environment, Law, War, Post-Christian Society, Christian Citizenship, Public Theology

A First Step for the First Freedom: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

The Supreme Court of the United States released its decision on the highly anticipated Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case on June 4. In a 7-2 decision, the high court sided with Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, notin... Read More »

A missionary congressman in Washington, D.C.

By Alex Sibley Read the entire story at https://issuu.com/swnews/docs/snsp18_web/12 James Lankford worked in student ministry for 22 years, eventually serving as director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp in Oklahoma, the largest youth camp in the United States. W... Read More »

Are American Christians Facing a New Dark Age?

Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, lectures on “Are American Christians Facing a New Dark Age?” at the Land Center Lecture Series on April 17, 2018. Read More »

A Prayer for Our Nation

May 3 is the National Day of Prayer. This is a moment for us to stop and ask for God’s guidance for those who lead our nation. This is not a time to hash out political disagreements; rather, it is an opportunity to unite around the biblical admonition to pra... Read More »

Land calls for a spiritual awakening in America

By Julie Owens Originally appeared at https://swbts.edu/news/quick-takes/land-calls-spiritual-awakening-america/ Evangelicals risk a degeneration of ethics if the nation is not steered toward biblical principles, Richard Land told students and faculty attendin... Read More »

Dr. Richard Land to lecture at the final Land Center Luncheon of Spring 2018

Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, will be on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on Tuesday, April 17th to lecture on “Are American Christians Facing a New Dark Age?” Dr. Land’s address will con... Read More »

Cakes and Conscience

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on December 5 in the highest profile case of this term. Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is an important First Amendment case with significant implications for both freedom of speech and freed... Read More »

Religious Liberty and the Gospel

Religious liberty has become a major topic of discussion in recent months. There were worries about presidential candidates or potential Supreme Court justices who may scale back the freedoms that have been enjoyed by Americans for more than two centuries. How... Read More »

Religious Liberty Panel Discussion

Ryan Anderson, Zeb Pent, and Todd Wagner discuss religious liberty with Evan Lenow. Read More »

Religious Liberty After the 2016 Election

Ryan Anderson discusses religious liberty in the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential election. Read More »