Legacy Award for Professional Faithfulness
Sajan Mathews, professor of systematic theology, Moody Theological Seminary
On April 14, 2016, Moody Theological Seminary (MTS) will launch the Moody Theological Seminary 1886 Legacy Award. The MTS 1886 Legacy recipients are individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding use of Christian principles within their profession or ministry by strongly integrating their faith and calling. They have actively shown extraordinary and significant involvement in various ministries through multiple channels in their community. The awardees have an exceptional Christian, business, and family reputation, which are validated by business, ministry, and community leaders. The 1886 Legacy awardees share the commitment with MTS to prepare Christian men and women to actively use their faith in all aspects of their work and community.
The first recipient of this prestigious award is Mr. Robert C. Doll, CFA. He is senior portfolio manager and chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management. He sacrificially lives out his faith in the marketplace, community, and the church, and exemplifies the values of MTS and Moody’s founder, Dwight L. Moody.
The Moody Theological Seminary 1886 Legacy Award is the work of MTS Chicago Advisory Board and it emerged from several lunch lectures on integrating faith and work held at Moody. At these lectures, recognized leaders in business, finance, and academia share their life stories and how they integrate faith and work in their workplaces and in doing so contribute to the shalom of their communities and of the world. This award starts a trail where outstanding leaders in various vocations are recognized and honored.
Educating at the Intersection
Bruce Ashford, provost and professor of theology & culture, Southeastern Baptist Seminary
The Intersect Project at Southeastern Baptist Seminary (SEBTS) exists to educate Christians to engage the intersection of faith, culture, work and economics so they can equip others and be empowered to glorify God in all their lives. This past November, we strategically re-launched our Intersect Project website to actively and publically resource church leaders and the church at large. We pray that the website will serve to take a number of initiatives we are pursuing at SEBTS and multiply their impact in the church at large.
The website is regularly updated with blog posts and resources from our faculty, students, alumni, and friends of SEBTS, and also serves as a hub for providing media resources from major events, chapels, and Ph.D. colloquia at SEBTS to the general public. The website also serves as a gateway to three free online classes we are offering through partnership with Ministry Grid. These classes include Theology and Culture, Work and Worship, and a Biblical View of Wealth and Poverty. In the two months since the re-launch, we have seen website traffic more than triple, indicating the increasing demand and interest for thoughtful content on these issues. We encourage anyone in the network to make use of these resources as well.