Kingdom Celebration – Panel Discussion on Diversity

August 20, 2013 at 8:55 am

Kingdom Celebration – Pastors Luncheon

August 20, 2013 at 8:54 am

This panel discussion moderated by Walter Strickland (Special Advisor to the President for Diversity), features Dr. Fred Luter (SBC President), and Dr. Danny Akin (Southeastern President).  This was one of three events held on Southeaster’s campus on August 20, 2013 to kick off to a school-wide ‘Kingdom Diversity’ initiative (see  The topic of the panel is The State of Diversifying the SBC and Southeastern Seminary.

Southeastern is a ‘Great Commission’ seminary that desires to recruit students from every corner of the Kingdom, and equip them to serve in every context of the Kingdom.  To help hold ourselves accountable to this vision, the following benchmarks are the goals of the Kingdom Diversity initiative:

1.      Southeastern strives to foster a campus environment that encourages God-honoring interaction across racial and cultural lines.

2.      By 2022 SEBTS aims to be comprised of 20% non-white students, 15-20% non-white faculty, 15-20% non-white staff, as well being 35% female.

3.      Southeastern will conduct faculty development and curriculum reform to assist students to minister to people who do not share the same ethnic and cultural background.

4.      Southeastern hopes to build and strengthen partnerships with diverse churches, church networks and educational institutions.

5.      Southeastern desires to emerge as a servant to the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention and beyond, and become a resource to help foster diversity within the church and the broader denominational environment.

Although the pursuit of these goals are costly, it is far more costly for the Church to press forward without intentionally trying to reflect the Kingdom that we hope for.  We would love to hear your thoughts, enjoy the panel.

Fred Luter – The Transforming Power of the Gospel – Romans 1:16-17

August 20, 2013 at 8:52 am

During Southeastern’s Fall 2013 Convocation, Dr. Luter addresses our need for the Gospel.

Jay W. Richards – Money, Greed, and God

April 23, 2013 at 10:19 am

Jay W. Richards, author of Money, Greed, and God, lectures on how Christians should think about economics and free enterprise.

Thomas Bergler – Reversing the Juvenilization of American Christianity

April 1, 2013 at 8:29 am

Thomas Bergler, author of The Juvenilization of American Christianity, lectures on reversing the juvenilization of American Christianity.

An Interview With Jane Stuart Smith

An Interview With Jane Stuart Smith

July 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Bruce Little, Director of the L. Russ Bush Center For Faith and Culture, sits down with Jane Stuart Smith, International Secretary for Dr. Francis Schaeffer, to discuss her life at Swiss L’abri.

An Interview With Tomas Sedlacek

An Interview With Tomas Sedlacek

November 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Bruce Little, Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture sits down with Tomas Sedlacek, the Chief Macroeconomic Strategist at CSOB, to discuss his book Economics of Good and Evil.

An Interview with Jeremy Begbie

An Interview with Jeremy Begbie

February 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Bruce Little, Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture sits down with Jeremy Begbie, the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School, to discuss theology of worship and the impact of contemporary culture on modern worship practices.

Bruce Little – 20/20 Collegiate Conference 2011 – Session 5

February 4, 2011 at 1:00 am