By Dr. Elizabeth B. Clarke
Pineville, LA (LC News) — Louisiana College will hold its second spring C3 Christ Church Culture Lecture Series event April 13 with a presentation on “Calling and Career” featuring Professor and Author R. Keith Loftin.
Coinciding with the launch of the college’s new Quality Enhancement Plan, which focuses on service-learning, President Rick Brewer said he wants to make sure students understand the importance of their academic education is preparation for real-world service.
“No matter what call God has placed on your life,” Brewer said, “our role is to serve others and represent His kingdom. Our QEP, which launches in the fall, is LC Serves. Live Connected. This seminar will focus on better understanding on how college education and experiences are preparation for lives of service. We are so thankful that Keith Loftin will share his thoughts on this with our students and our community.”
A native of Dry Creek, Loftin has been on faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for eight years.
“As human beings, we are created in God’s image. We are created with purpose. We are created to work. Indeed, we are created to flourish,” Loftin said. “These truths harmonize in the Christian notion of vocation, and that notion can revolutionize how we think about education.”
Loftin holds a master’s degree in humanities from the University of Dallas, a master’s degree in philosophy from Louisiana State University, and a master’s degree in theology from SWBTS. His Ph.D. in theology is from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Loftin is the editor or author of several books, including Stand Firm: Apologetics and the Brilliance of the Gospel.
The C3 event will be held in Guinn Auditorium at 6 p.m. Social distancing will be practiced, and attendees should wear a mask to attend in person.
The link to the live stream is below: