By Intersect Staff
One of the pillars of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture is the Mentorship Program — a program designed to mentor a small number of students interested in thinking critically about crucial cultural issues in light of biblical Christianity. Each year, the Mentorship Program studies a different topic, and this year’s theme was faith and science.
As part of the program, students were encouraged to contribute articles to Intersect, the content hub of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture. At the end of the year, three students would be selected for prizes based on the number and quality of the articles they submitted and had published.
Today, we’re proud to announce the winners:
First Place: Kerissa Armstead
Kerissa Armstead is student in the SEBTS Biblical Women’s Institute program and participates in the Bush Center for Faith and Culture Mentorship program. She teaches high school science in Franklin County, NC. Here are her articles:
- A Universe of Awe, Challenge, and Inspiration: A Recap of Dr. Jennifer Wiseman’s Lecture
“When we look at the stars, we should think about our own place in the Universe and our relationship to its Creator.”
- 2 Things Christians Should Know About the Universe
“We are small in the universe, but that should make God’s grace towards us seem even more significant.”
- 9 Tips for Educators During COVID-19
“Give yourself and your students grace.”
Second Place: Robert Andrew Wood
Robert Wood is pursuing an MDiv in Biblical and Theological Studies from Southeastern Seminary and is participating in the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture mentorship. When he is not reading for school, he likes to spend time with his wife, paint, game, and drink coffee. Read his articles:
- Genetic Engineering Is Here: The Positives (and Pandora’s Box)
“The potentials of the technology raise issues of what exactly it means to be human.”
- Why I’m No Longer a Pacifist
“To see Christ as only a peace-making savior is to gloss over His nature of right king and ruler of all of creation.”
Third Place: James Chadwell
James Chadwell is an M.Div student at SEBTS, and is a participant in the CFC Mentorship because of a desire to better serve the church and build up God’s people. James is married to Leigh-Ellen, and they have 4 children. James’ article is scheduled to be published later this week.
Other Mentorship Program attendees contributed articles this year. We are thankful for their work!
- 3 Takeaways from ‘Science and the Christian Faith: Moments That Shaped History’
Phillip Shelley: “There would not be a modern science movement without Christianity.”
- Love in a Loveless World
Mark Silverthorn: “The apostle John believed love was the only answer in a loveless world.”
- 4 Reasons You Should Participate in the Faith and Culture Mentorship Program
Tyler Howard: “Christianity is a faith best exercised in community, and the CFC’s mentorship is an incredible avenue to do just that.”
Registration for the next Mentorship Program will open in Summer 2020. Sign up below to be notified when we have more details — and you’ll receive Intersect content and 3 complimentary e-books.