In this edition of Exploring Hope, Jamie Dew talks with Scott Rae about work: do Christians not engaged in “full-time ministry” labor in jobs less Christian than their pastors?
Thanks to a partnership with the Kern Family Foundation, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary recently launched the Intersect Project, a resource designed to help pastors equip their churches in the biblical view of the workplace and economy. A regular blog constitutes one feature of Intersect. The following is an excerpt from a post highlighting Bruce Ashford’s theology of culture in his new book, Every Square Inch.
When we fail to consciously, actively develop a theology of culture, we operate on whatever theology is closest in proximity. Perhaps it is the theology of culture we have picked up tacitly from popular films. Maybe it comes from a family member. Or perhaps, if one is fortunate, it comes from childhood sermons. Regardless, and without knowing, we make decisions in every sphere of life that are informed by theology that has not been vetted by Scripture and our consciences. It is vital, therefore, that we examine our doctrine for the purpose of faithful living.
In this edition of Exploring Hope, Keith Whitfield talks with Benjamin Quinn, Assistant Professor of Theology and History of Ideas, about how the church can help prepare Christians for the workplace.