But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:00

Hope for the weary preacher

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Joe thought he’d be a better preacher. Did you?

I don’t mean he had pretensions to glory, necessarily. Just that of the range of things he knew he’d have to do once he started ministry, he figured preaching would come easiest. It’s what drew him to ministry in the first...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 23:46

Should I go to seminary?

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I was on the patio of a Starbucks when I decided I was going to seminary. My wife and I were there with a local pastor to pick his brain on the pros and cons of theological education and before the conversation was over, I knew we were going. By this time, I had been considering seminary for a...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:40

Wherever he leads, I’ll go . . . will you?

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My prayer

In my family church where I grew up, we often sang the hymn, Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go. In my mind, I think I actually meant the words when I sang them. I can clearly remember the mood of the congregation as we sang and the sound of the music from the organ as my mother played....

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:30

Soldier Of Christ

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Authors: SBTS Communications...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:11

Why do bad things happen to good people?

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Authors: Ted Cabel...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:32

Parents and children: Read the Bible every day

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I literally don’t remember not reading the Bible every day. Here’s how it happened.

I’m told I started reading fairly early, reading Dick and Jane books sometime before my fifth birthday. But while I remember reading the books, I have no recollection of starting to read them.

I do...

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr., Hershael W. York, Dan Dumas, David E. Prince, Brian Croft, Timothy Paul Jones, Michael A.G. Haykin, Tom J. Nettles, Jeff Robinson, David Schrock, Michael Pohlman...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 22:21

Give your church the multivitamin of evangelism

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Diagnosis is never as simple as treatment. Not surprisingly, the Christian blogosphere swells every passing day with critical analysis or cutting satire of the church. Biblically illiterate, check. Self-centered, check. Hypocritical rather than holy, check. Stagnant in growth, double check. Quite...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 23:54

Did God create evil?

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Authors: Ted Cabal...

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On April 27, 1791, Andrew Fuller preached a message at a Minister’s Meeting at Clipstone. The title of the message was “Instances, Evil, and Tendency of Delay, in the Concerns of Religion.” The text was Haggai 1:2, “Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say,...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 04:36

DNA of a Christian work ethic

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Entitled, lazy, obnoxious, and presumptuous — words that should only describe a cat, never a Christian.

The believer’s work ethic should be nothing short of exemplary. Yet many of the worst workers also claim to belong to Christ. They see work as a necessary evil, not a means of...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 04:35

The personal stewardship of James P. Boyce

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James Petigru Boyce, Southern Seminary’s co-founder and first president, was born into a family that thought carefully about money. His father, Ker Boyce, was a shrewd businessman of Irish descent who had cut his teeth in financial expertise as a tax collector in South Carolina’s...

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In December 2001, Jane Kratz said “yes” to the man she would marry. His name was Stephan. Before their marriage, her pastor’s wife, Annemarie Lombard, asked, “Jane are you sure this is what you want?” She didn’t ask this question because of a flaw in...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 23:45

How are you spending that bag of coins?

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A Parable

A young man starting out in life was given a key to a treasure house. The room was filled with piles and piles of gold coins. Some of the coins were counted and neatly stacked, others were in bags, but many more were just piled in the corners. He soon discovered that he could cover a...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 03:48

Overcoming the shadow of racism

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Jarvis J. Williams, associate professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary, and Kevin Jones, assistant professor of teacher education at Boyce College, talk with Towers editor S. Craig Sanders about their book, Removing the Stain of Racism from the...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 23:17

Is it bad to be single?

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Authors: Hershael York...

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It is rare to find an evangelical Christian under 50 who has been a part of one denomination for their entire church life. I was born into a family that was deeply committed to the local church and equally committed to the vision and mission of the Southern Baptist Convention. I have many cherished...

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Friday, 26 May 2017 06:18

How to read the news like a Christian

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When I was younger, if you wanted to know what the latest news was, you read the newspaper in the morning or watched the national news at 5:30 and the local news at 6:00 and 10:00. Then CNN and Headline News showed up and you could get a feel for what was going on every 30 minutes. Even then...

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