Faith + Culture Forum: A Call for Papers

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What is the link between creation and redemption? What responsibility do we as humans have in creation, and what practical actions we should take now to glorify Christ and advance his kingdom?

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture is proud to announce The Goodness of Creation and Human Responsibility — a Faith + Culture Forum designed to address these important questions.

In conjunction with this conference, we invite submissions of abstracts on topics relevant to the conference’s theme.

To be considered, please submit a title, abstract (no longer than 250 words), and a CV to [email protected] by Thursday, October 1, 2020. Judges will review abstracts and invite full paper submissions by Thursday, October 15, 2020. If your full manuscript is invited, please submit it by Friday, January 1, 2021. Judges will announce three winning papers on Friday, January 15, 2021.

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).

We invite submissions from faculty, PhD students, and ThM students.

About The Goodness of Creation and Human Responsibility

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.

Date: February 18-20, 2021

Venue: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina

Conference Speakers: Alister McGrath, Katharine Hayhoe, Norman Wirzba, Jonathan Wilson, Rusty Pritchard, and Mark Liederbach

  • creation
  • science
  • theology
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The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture seeks to engage culture as salt and light, presenting the Christian faith and demonstrating its implications for all areas of human existence.

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