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

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 »

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 https://swbts.edu/news/quick-takes/avoid-vocations-conflict-christianity-says-land-center-luncheon-speaker/. 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 »