Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture
Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God – what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.
– Romans 12:2
All Call to Transformation
Throughout Scripture, we are admonished to take our hearts and minds captive to the obedience of Christ. In Romans, Paul demonstrates the reason for this command: thoughts precede action. He teaches that in order to do the will of God, we must know the will of God, and that in order to know the will of God, we must humbly submit our minds to God for renewal.
The outgrowth of this renewal is an inward transformation that causes us to put our faith into action.
Working within this framework, we created the Wilberforce Academy in hopes that the Holy Spirit would use its programs to renew minds and build a Christ-centered, knowledgeable and engaged citizenry. The Wilberforce Academy is designed to educate about First Principles and sphere sovereignty, as well as to challenge non-Biblical worldviews competing for our attention. Due to the centrality of the State in our world today, the Wilberforce Academy is particularly interested in examining the relationship between First Principles and the areas of law, policy, and good governance.
Salt & Light Global seeks to equip all Christians to engage the culture through the following programs:
Lectures, Conferences, Seminars, & Symposia
Equipping the Christian Citizenry and Engaging the Cultural Worldview of the Day
Salt & Light Global hosts stirring lectures on law, public policy, and constitutional governance from a Biblical worldview perspective. These addresses, known as the Salt & Light Global Lectures, are presented in a wide variety of international, national, state, and local forums. The intended audience for the Lectures includes lay individuals, students, business owners, and executive, legislative, and judicial leaders. SLG sponsors conferences, seminars, and the Worldviews Collide Symposium, debating worldview issues related to law, public policy, and constitutional governance. These programs often include internationally prominent Christian presenters from the highest levels of government, business, civic society, academia, and elsewhere.
Providing Preeminent Biblical Worldview Education Focused on Law, Policy, and Constitutional Good Governance
Equipping the universal church, Salt & Light Global provides intensive Biblical worldview instruction focused on law, policy, and good governance. During the courses, students learn how and why colliding worldviews impact liberty and the rule of law. Designed to educate and equip Christians for citizen statesmanship, these courses teach the faithful how to understand and respond to impending threats to their freedom. Salt & Light Global provides this instruction all around the world through courses that range in length from one day to two weeks.
SLG Strategic Council
Connecting Distinguished Scholars and Policy Experts
Salt & Light Global builds relationships with academic institutions, scholars, and policy experts from around the world. The network forms the Strategic Council – a group of individuals who aid Salt & Light Global in strategically witnessing and defending Permanent Principles through independent research, writing, teaching, and speaking via a Christian Worldview. The scholarship produced from this research works toward eradicating the “living constitution” jurisprudence, entering Academia’s marketplace of ideas, credibly and persuasively competing there.
SLG Wilberforce Fellowship
Training up Disciples Who Engage the Culture
The SLG Academy hosts a discipleship program that provides in-depth teaching on Permanent Principles and long-term mentoring to aid participants in applying their knowledge to law, policy, and governance. Coupled with the teaching and mentoring components, the SLG Wilberforce Fellowship requires students to actively engage the culture by, among other things: serving the needy; monitoring government actions affecting unalienable liberty; informing the public of current threats to religious conscience; or assisting those speaking for the persecuted. Upon successfully completing the discipleship program, participants become SLG Wilberforce Fellows – named in honor of William Wilberforce, the Christian member of the British Parliament who successfully spearheaded the abolition of the slave trade.
Providing Quality Books and Other Publications for His Glory
Salt & Light Global publishes textbooks, workbooks, and other teaching materials for self-study or for use by educational institutions desiring to teach law, policy, and constitutional good governance from a Biblical natural law worldview.
Eventually SLG hopes to produce a scholarly journal to discuss the intersection between faith, law, and policy. The Journal of Apologetics, Law, and Liberty will publish scholarly articles and essays written by academics, policy experts, and, where possible, exceptional students. Approaching topics from a Biblical perspective, these pieces engage the cultural worldview of the day on a wide variety of issues including:
- Christian Ethics
- Constitutional good governance
Salt & Light Global seeks to produce exceptional student scholarship in hopes of developing the next generation’s skill and desire to engage in law, policy, and good governance.
The Wilberforce Fellowship provides in-depth teaching on Permanent Principles and long-term mentoring to aid participants in applying their knowledge to law, policy, and governance.
Coupled with the teaching and mentoring components, the Wilberforce Fellowship requires students to actively engage the culture by, among other things: defending civil liberties and human rights; serving the needy; monitoring government actions affecting unalienable liberty; informing the public of current threats to religious conscience; or assisting those speaking for the persecuted. Upon successfully completing the discipleship program, participants become Wilberforce Fellows – named in honor of William Wilberforce, the Christian member of the British Parliament who successfully spearheaded the abolition of the slave trade. There is a $1000 stipend and formal award given upon completion.
Engaging the Culture
Coupled with the teaching and mentoring components, the Wilberforce Fellowship requires students to actively engage the culture by, among other things
Defending Civil Liberties & Human Rights
Serving the Needy
Monitoring Government Actions Affecting Unalienable Liberty
Informing the Public of Current Threats to Religious Conscience
Assisting Those Speaking for the Persecuted
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