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

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 »

The Church’s Calling to Public Life: Theological Reflections on Virtue, Stewardship, and Vocation

Dr. J. Daryl Charles, affiliate scholar of the Acton Institute, lectures on “The Church’s Calling to Public Life: Theological Reflections on Virtue, Stewardship, and Vocation” at the Land Center lunch on October 10, 2018. Read More »

Workers called to be stewards of society’s values

By Julie Owens Originally appeared at https://swbts.edu/news/campus-life/workers-called-be-stewards-society-s-values/. Work has intrinsic value that is often overlooked or misunderstood, but as Christians, we are called to be overseers of humanity’s ethics, ... 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 »

Search for a higher purpose bridged gap between faith and finance

By Julie Owens Originally appeared https://swbts.edu/news/quick-takes/search-higher-purpose-bridged-gap-between-faith-and-finance/ John Cortines grew up as a saver. As a child, he regularly dumped his piggy bank and recorded his “net wealth” of pennies. He... Read More »

Land Center Luncheon with John Cortines

John Cortines, co-author of God and Money, will join us for the second Land Center Luncheon of Spring 2018. Come hear about what a life of generosity can look like on Thursday, March 29th. This Land Center Luncheon will take place from 11:30am-12:45pm in the S... Read More »

John Cortines to lecture on “God and Money”

On March 29th, John Cortines, co-author of God and Money, will join the Land Center on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to discuss the topic of generous giving. This event will be held from 11:30AM-12:45PM in the Seelig Banquet Room on t... Read More »

Dr. Craig Bartholomew: Artisan’s work is a window to the soul

By Julie Owens Originally appeared at https://swbts.edu/news/releases/artisan-s-work-window-soul-author-says/ Working at a craft reflects the crafter’s spirituality and worldview, Craig G. Bartholomew told students and faculty at Southwestern Seminary’s f... Read More »

A Theology of Craft

Dr. Craig Bartholomew, Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics at Tyndale House Cambridge, lectures on “A Theology of Craft” at the Land Center Lecture Series on January 25, 2018. Read More »

Dr. Craig Bartholomew to Lecture on “Developing a Theology of Craft”

The Land Center will host Dr. Craig Bartholomew, director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE) at Tyndale House, Cambridge, on January 25 for our first Land Center Luncheon of the spring semester. Dr. Bartholomew will lecture on the topic ... Read More »