What does faith have to do with the public square? And why Christians should care about politics at all?
You’ll address these questions and more in the Mentorship Program at the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The annual theme for the mentorship is Faith and the Public Square.
The Mentorship Program is designed to mentor a small number of students interested in thinking critically about crucial cultural issues in light of biblical Christianity. The format will examine different areas of culture to identify basic assumptions, beliefs and values that give shape to the prevailing ideas and practices of Western culture.
With the Mentorship Program, our hope is to create a learning community to sharpen your thinking and embolden your faith. We want you to walk away not just knowing what to think about these topics, but how to think about them.
The group will meet twice per month with Dr. Kenneth Keathley and other guest speakers for thought-provoking discussions and fascinating group trips. Group members will also have assignments including short selected readings, questions for discussion and/or selected subjects for research.
Normally, those gatherings would take place in person, but we will take every precaution necessary given the realities of COVID-19. You can tentatively expect virtual gatherings this fall.
The program begins in Fall 2020 and goes through Spring 2021. The application deadline is August 28, 2020.