Faith + Work

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men…
It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.” Colossians 3:23, 24b

We believe that man fulfills the creation mandate through work and that by our work, we have an opportunity to serve God and others.

Areas of focus: Theology of Work/Vocation/Calling, Marketplace Ministry, Business as Mission, Poverty, Theology of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business for Transformation, Stewardship, Generosity

Land Center Lecture Series Videos Now Available

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, visited Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on October 19-20, 2017, to deliver the inaugural Land Center Lectures. Videos of the l... Read More »

In Whose Best Interest?: Cohabitation, Adults, & Children

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, lectures on “In Whose Best Interest?: Cohabitation, Adults, & Children” at the Land Center Lecture Series on October 20, 2017. Read More »

Focused on the Family: Is Faith a Force for Good or Ill in the Family?

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, lectures on “Focused on the Family: Is Faith a Force for Good or Ill in the Family?” at the Land Center Lecture Series on October 19... Read More »

Marriage Makes the Man: How Marriage Makes Men Work Harder, Smarter, and More Successfully

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, lectures on “Marriage Makes the Man: How Marriage Makes Men Work Harder, Smarter, and More Successfully” at the Land Center ... Read More »

Religion is strengthening marriage and families, sociologist finds

By Julie Owens Originally appeared at https://swbts.edu/news/quick-takes/religion-strengthening-marriage-and-families-sociologist-finds/. Are marriages rooted in religion a pathway to a fulfilling and stable life, or encouragement for domestic violence? Studie... Read More »

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox to Lecture on Faith, Family, and Economics

The Land Center will host Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, on October 19-20 for a series of lectures on faith, family, and economics. Dr. Wilcox is a leading scholar on ... Read More »

The Uncertain Future of the Ministerial Housing Allowance

U. S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued a ruling on October 6 declaring the ministerial housing allowance to be unconstitutional. This was the second time that she has issued such a ruling, the first coming in 2013. The lawsuit was brought by the Freedom fro... Read More »

Land Center Lecture Series on October 19-20

The Land Center will host its first lecture series on October 19-20 on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Professor of Sociology and Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, will be ... Read More »

The Shining Future of the American Family [!?]: A Historical Speculation

Dr. Allan Carlson, the John A. Howard Distinguished Fellow for Family and Religious Studies at the International Organization for the Family and Editor of The Natural Family: An International Journal of Research and Policy, lectures on “The Shining Futur... Read More »

Traditional families likely to experience a rebound, historian believes

By Julie Owens Originally appeared at https://swbts.edu/news/quick-takes/traditional-families-likely-experience-rebound-historian-believes/. Feminism, tax laws, blurred gender roles, economic struggles and a wide acceptance of divorce continue to take their to... Read More »