Faith + Culture Forum
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
February 18-20, 2021
120 S. Wingate St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
This is our Father’s world. He created it, and it reflects the goodness and greatness of its Creator. But Scripture also shows us that this universe is a place where a cosmic conflict is playing out. When humanity was called to take part in this great drama, we rebelled. Humanity joined the war against our Creator. Instead of acting as faithful stewards, we squandered God’s gifts. Now Christ has reconciled us to God, and the Church is called to minister in this sin-damaged world.
The goal of this conference is to show the integral link between creation and redemption, to explore how evangelicals can recover important biblical themes concerning the goodness of creation, to examine the place and responsibility of humans in creation, and to present practical actions we should take now. As we explore these themes together, we want to glorify Christ and advance his kingdom.
We hope to host this conference in person but will follow all state and national guidelines to prioritize the health and safety of participants and speakers
Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford
Climate scientist and endowed professor of public policy and law at Texas Tech University
Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Theology at Duke University, and a Senior Fellow at Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics
Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies at Haverford College
Vice President of Tearfund USA, a nonprofit dedicated to international relief, community development, and advocacy
Professor of Theology, Ethics and Culture, Dean of Students, and Vice President for Student Services at Southeastern Seminary
A Call for Papers
In conjunction with this conference, we invite submissions of abstracts on topics relevant to the conference’s theme. The winning paper will be published in the Spring 2021 issue of the Southeastern Theological Review. The authors of the top three papers will also win cash prizes ($500, $300, and $200, respectively) and receive an invitation to present their papers at the conference (30-35 minutes with 10-15 minutes of Q & A). Learn more.
This event was made possible through the support of a grant from John Templeton Foundation and in conjunction with the Henry Center for Theological Understanding. The opinions expressed in this event are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of either organization.
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