Greetings Friend of the Center,
We, at the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture, have been diligently
generating ideas and making plans this summer as we seek to assist others to
engage culture and defend the faith. One
of our newest initiatives at the Center is our quarterly e-newsletter, the Faith
and Culture Update. The purpose of the Update is to inform on current religious and cultural issues, as well as provide
information relevant to engaging culture as salt and light. Each issue of the Update
will include a feature article, book reviews, and book recommendations written
by the Center's director and fellows as well as invited guests. Each issue will
also include links to websites and blogs relating to faith and culture.
This issue will give you a sneak peek regarding what is to come in
subsequent issues of the Update as well as information about our
upcoming events at the Center for fall 2010.
Professor of Philosophy
Director, L. Russ Bush Center for Faith & Culture
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Theology Engaging Culture, by Bruce Little
This article was first published in Outlook magazine in Spring
I remember being challenged in my own understanding of the place of theology
in the Christian life when I read David Wells' book, No Place for Truth, published
in 1993. Since that time, my commitment to the primacy of theology as essential
to all Christian activity has continued to mature. It seems to me that unless
theology stands as primary in the church, the risk remains that much done in
the name of Christ will not be done in the nature of Christ.
If theology and practice are in any way split apart, our lives will lose the
authenticity essential to our calling. Living authentically as light and salt
in a place of spiritual darkness and decay requires Continue reading this article on our website...
Be Thinking - This website is aimed at putting the best Christian thinking and resources into
its readers’ hands. Site includes hundreds of articles and audio files
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Mars Hill Audio - Mars Hill Audio is committed to assisting Christians who desire to move
from thoughtless consumption of contemporary culture to a vantage point
of thoughtful engagement.
October Issue Sneak Peek
- Feature Article - Exploring the Life and Influence of Francis Schaeffer by Dr. Bruce Little, Professor of Philosophy, Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Featured Book Review by Dr. Bruce Ashford, Dean of the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Fellow, L. Russ Bush Center for Faith & Culture, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Intercultural
Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- More Book and Website Recommendations