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

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 »

Dr. Ethan Jones to Lecture on “Women, Foreigners and Famine: A Theology of Work in the Book of Ruth”

The Land Center will host Dr. Ethan Jones, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Scarborough College, for the final Land Center Luncheon of the fall semester on Wednesday, November 29 at 11:30 am in Seelig Banquet Room. Dr. Jones will lecture on “Women... Read More »

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 »