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

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 »

Spring 2018 Land Center Luncheon Events

Mark your calendar for three luncheons this spring. The Land Center will continue our Lunch Lecture Series on January 25th, March 29th, and April 17th from 11:30AM-12:45PM in the Seelig Banquet Room on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. A... 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 »

Dr. Ethan Jones: Book of Ruth is a tribute to the value of hard work

By Julie Owens Originally appeared at https://swbts.edu/news/releases/book-ruth-tribute-value-hard-work-speaker-argues/ The book of Ruth tells the story of loyalty in the face of tragedy, and the hand of God at work in the lives of everyday people. But Ruth al... Read More »

Women, Foreigners and Famine: A Theology of Work in the Book of Ruth

Dr. Ethan Jones, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, lectures on “Women, Foreigners and Famine: A Theology of Work in the Book of Ruth” at the Land Center Lecture Series on November 29, 2017. Read More »