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Jason Jones
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Provost and Professor of Theology & Culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Co-author of One Nation, Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics’

Bruce Ashford is the Provost / Dean of the Faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Theology and Culture. He received his B.A. in Communications from Campbell University. Upon graduation from Campbell, he entered Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his M. Div. and Ph.D. He is also the author of not just the newly-released One Nation under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics (B&H, 2015) but Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians (Lexham, 2015), and The Problem with American Politics (forthcoming Summer 2016).  He also serves as the editor of Theology and Practice of Mission (B&H, 2011).

In addition to his teaching schedule, Ashford has preached and ministered in churches across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, including those churches associated with the Baptist, Presbyterian, Anglican, Methodist, and Assemblies of God denominations. He has also lectured, debated, or spoken on college campuses across the country.

  • Theology
    • Theology of culture
    • Political theology
    • Public theology
    • Theological method
    • Contemporary theology
    • Theology of mission
  • Christians and cultural engagement
  • Political activism

Fox News:

Bruce talks about the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Book trailer

On camera

Recent book

Is it possible to be passionate about the gospel and care deeply about politics? Can we engage in politics responsibly, confidently, graciously—even Christianly? When it comes to politics, Christians today seem angry, lost and confused. Many Christians desire to relate their faith to politics but simply don’t know how. This book equips the reader to apply Christianity to politics with both grace and truth, with both boldness and humility. Politics is not an evil arena to be avoided. Neither is it our only avenue for impacting society. The reality is much more complex and, oddly enough, much more promising.

* The book does not mandate policies or to endorse particular political candidates or parties

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: B&H Academic
Release Date: December 1, 2015
ISBN-10: 1433690691
ISBN-13: 978-1433690693

This book takes on:

  • Abortion
  • Immigration
  • Economics
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Multiple additional cultural issues/topics

Additional potential conversation topics:

  • How to keep discussions gracious and compassionate
  • Avoiding landmines, retaining friends … keeping the Gospel at center of issues, discussions
  • Talking politics, staying friends
  • Glorifying God, advancing Kingdom and country