Intersect: Where Faith Meets Culture
Harper McKay, News and Information Specialist, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
From an early age, we are trained to place our faith in a box. Perhaps we pull it out on Sundays, but we hide it the rest of the week. As a result, faith has little to do with our day-to-day lives. But Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is convinced that we must reunite faith with the rest of our lives. The result? The Intersect Project: Where Faith Meets Culture.
The Intersect Project exists to educate Christians to engage the intersection of faith, culture, work and the marketplace so they can equip others and be empowered to glorify God in all of their lives. In the fall of 2015, we launched the Intersect website, where we provide educational resources for Christians to put their faith into practice in their day-to-day activities. Since the launch, we have gained over 1,400 email subscribers who receive a weekly newsletter, and we average about 7,800 page views per month.
The website offers the opportunity to learn from Southeastern’s faculty, students, graduates and other reputable speakers and writers through our daily blogs, classes, videos, books and live-streamed special events. Our free classes allow readers to receive seminary-level training at home, with topics including “Theology and Culture,” “Work and Worship” and “Biblical View of Wealth and Poverty.” We also have a free e-book written by Southeastern Provost Bruce Ashford titled “A Pocket Guide to Christianity and Culture.”
Visit the Intersect website for more information.
Os Guinness on Faith and Work
Mark Devine, associate professor of Divinity History and Doctrine, Beeson Divinity School
On April 25, 2017 Beeson Divinity School will welcome world renowned, scholar, author and speaker Os Guinness for our speaker series on faith, economic wisdom and work.
Guinness will be the featured preacher for worship during our weekly chapel service, offer a separate lecture and Q&A with our students, and record a podcast interview for Beeson’s faith and work website page, The Other Six Days. Guinness will also engage in a Q&A symposium with ten pastors who have engaged faith and work issues together for the last three years and have made faith and work a significant focus within the congregations they lead.
Through his masterful decades-long engagement with theological, religious, political and social issues, Guinness will bring unique insights to conversations at Beeson Divinity School regarding faith, flourishing and economic wisdom.