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 Luncheon on September 26

The Land Center will host our first Land Center Luncheon of the semester on Tuesday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Seelig Banquet Room. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Allan Carlson. The topic of Dr. Carlson’s lecture is “The Shining Future of the Am... Read More »

Journal Issue Focuses on Faith, Work, and Economics

The most recent issue of the Southwestern Journal of Theology (Spring 2017) highlights the work of several scholars in the field of faith, work, and economics. The articles contained in the journal are the result of two events hosted by the Land Center for Cul... Read More »

The Theology of Vocation in the Early Church: Reflections on Tertullian, Hippolytus, and Cyprian

Dr. Stephen Presley, Director of the Southwestern Center for Early Christian Studies, lectures on “Vocation in the Early Church: Reflections on Tertullian, Hippolytus, and Cyprian.” Read More »

Avoid vocations that conflict with Christianity, says Land Center luncheon speaker

By Julie Owens Originally appeared at The way that people spend their time, as well as the work they choose to do, can be a way of giving praise to God... Read More »

Debt and the Seminarian

Every spring semester I have the opportunity to speak to our Spiritual Formation students (mostly first-year master’s students) about stewardship. In that discussion, I explain to them that stewardship is about managing resources that belong to someone else.... Read More »

Empowering Christians for Mission in All of Life

This Land Center Lecture is titled Empowering Christians for Mission in All of Life. Read More »

Steel City Pops manager explores Kingdom impact of small businesses

One Sunday morning, an openly agnostic man visited Hulen Street Church in Fort Worth. As he later explained to the pastor, this visit was prompted by a recent trip to Steel City Pops. “He said he had visited Steel City Pops one day and just noticed something... Read More »

Faith and Small Business

This Land Center Lecture features Ryan Childress speaking on Faith and Small Business. Read More »

Human Flourishing in Christian Historical Perspective

This Land Center Lecture features Chris Armstrong speaking on Human Flourishing in Christian Historical Perspective. Read More »

Sacred/Secular Divide?

This Land Center Lecture features R. Keith Loftin speaking on The Sacred/Secular Divide. Read More »