|Source: Baptist Standard|
The Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary names inaugural advisory board.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Southern Seminary President Adam Greenway said, “We are grateful that these leaders who are engaging the culture in so many important ways have agreed to work with us as the founding members of the Land Center advisory board.
“We look forward to the insights they will bring to the table as the Land Center helps shape the conversation about significant ethical issues among Southern Baptists, other evangelicals, and the wider culture and educates our students how they can make a difference for our Lord.”
Advisory board members serve in diverse industries of pastoringry, academia, public policy advocacy, missions, journalism and other fields will lend their voices to the work of the center and help equip the next generation of Christians engage in the public square.
“We are honored to have the support of such an impressive and diverse group of Christian leaders for the vital work of the Land Center,” said Daniel M. Darling, director of the Land Center and assistant professor of faith and culture at Texas Baptist College, the seminary’s undergraduate school.
“As we work to engage in important conversations, equip the church, and educate the next generation, their voices will offer valuable counsel and ideas in helping us shape the future of our work.”
Former resident of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Richard Land, will chair the advisory board of the center named in his honor.
“I believe the Land Center is providentially placed to be a forum where Baptist and other evangelical leaders can convene and seek God’s guidance and discuss how to apply the eternal truths of Scripture to the critical moral issues confronting us as a nation,” Land said.
“This excellent, multi-generational board of advisors will provide great wisdom and guidance in helping the Land Center to assist Christians in being the salt and light in society that our Savior has commanded us to be. It will be a great honor to serve with each of them.”
Additional members of the advisory committee include: Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Church in Plano and former president of the SBC; Matt Carter, lead pastor of Sagemont Church in Houston; Nathan Lorick, Executive Director of Southern Baptists of Texas Convention; Julio Arrolia, staff Director SEND Network; J.B. Horton, chief development officer of Texas Public Policy Foundation; and Julie Warren, deputy director of Right on Crime.
Source: Baptist Standard