Episode 82: The Pastor and Cultural Engagement

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Bruce Ashford and Dr. Owen Strachan join me in a discussion on the pastor and cultural engagement. Dr. Ashford serves as Provost and Professor of Theology and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Dr. Strachan is the Director of the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Christian Theology.

Guest(s): Bruce Ashford and Owen Strachan


Some of the topics discussed in today’s episode are:

  • Brief introduction to Dr. Ashford’s ministry at Southeastern and Dr. Strachan’s ministry at Midwestern
  • A brief definition of cultural engagement
  • Why pastors should engage the culture
  • A brief history of the church and culture
  • How much the pastor should think about cultural engagement
  • Ways a pastor can engage the culture
  • Common traps pastors can fall into concerning cultural engagement
  • Resources to assist pastors in engaging the culture
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