Upcoming Events


September 11th-October 29th: Come to the Table Exhibit

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture will host a national traveling art exhibit called “Come to the Table” from September 11 to October 29. The exhibit is made available through Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), a non-profit organization founded in 1979 dedicated to exploring and nurturing the relationship between the visual arts and the Christian faith.

The Open House for the Come to the Table Exhibit has been moved to September 24th at 7:00pm in the CFC Seminar Room (Patterson Hall 223).  Light refreshments will be provided.

A Conversation with New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat

The Center for Faith and Culture invites you to a luncheon with New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat on Monday, October 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in the Ledford Event Room.

Ross Douthat is a New York Times op-ed columnist who writes about politics, religion, moral values and higher education. His columns appear each Wednesday and Sunday in The New York Times. He is also a National Review film critic, and author of several critically acclaimed books, including Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, Grand New Party, Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class, and To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.Douthat is a graduate of Harvard University and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and various other nationally syndicated programs.

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October 23, 2018: Drummond-Bush Lecture with Dr. Brent Waters

The Center for Faith and Culture invites you to hear Dr. Brent Waters for our annual Drummond Bush Lecture on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm in the Center for Faith and Culture Seminar Room. Dr. Waters will be lecturing on Disembodied Bioethics: The Incarnation, Embodiment, and Late Modern Medicine.

Dr. Waters is the Jerre and Mary Joy Professor of Christian Social Ethics, and Director of the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. He is the author of numerous books and articles.  He was the recipient of the Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics in 2016. Waters has served previously as the Director of the Center for Business, Religion and Public Life, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands (B.A.), School of Theology at Claremont (M.Div., D.Min.), and the University of Oxford (D.Phil.).

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November 1, 2018: Evangelical Voices in the Academy Lecture with Dr. Kristen Deede Johnson

The Society for Women in Scholarship, the Center for Faith and Culture, and Kingdom Diversity are excited to sponsor the third annual “Evangelical Voices in the Academy” lecture at Southeastern. We will welcome Dr. Kristen Deede Johnson, Professor of Theology and Christian Formation at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Dr. Johnson will be giving a particularly relevant lecture entitled, “Justice and Our Callings: Exploring a Biblical Theology of Justice from Genesis to Revelation.”

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November 8, 2018: CFC Lecture with Sheldon Bleiweiss

The Center for Faith and Culture invites you to hear Sheldon Bleiweiss on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00pm in the CFC Seminar Room.  Mr. Bleiweiss will be giving an interactive talk about Kristallnacht to commerate its 80th Anniversary. To read more from Mr. Bleiweiss about Kristallnacht, click here.

A child of two Holocaust survivors Shelly Bleiweiss grew up in Houston, Texas, the oldest of three children. His parents were both from Poland, and survived using false identities as non-Jews.  A retired clinical social worker and mental health counselor, Shelly has taught about the Holocaust for over 15 years, and spent five years as a docent at the Houston Holocaust Museum before moving to North Carolina in 2014. He lives in Wake Forest with his wife and two adopted dogs, and is a member of the North Carolina Holocaust Council, and the Holocaust Speakers Bureau.

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December 4-5, 2018: Rabbit Room Symposium

The Center for Faith and Culture is hosting a Rabbit Room workshop day in conjunction with the Andrew Peterson concert on December 5th. These workshops will cover songwriting with guest Taylor Leonhardt, creative writing with Jonathan Rogers, visual art with Jamin Still-illustrator, along with a lunch panel where our guest artists will share how they progress in their own creative process. There will also be a lecture in the Wake Forest Baptist Church sanctuary with special guest speaker Jonathan Rogers on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00pm.

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