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

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Apologetic Report

Local church ministry, whether you are serving as a pastor in an established church, as a church planter, a missionary, an elder, in a staff position, or other, is a little like baseball—it’s an exercise in managing failure. Here’s what I mean: Ted Williams, arguably the greatest...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:33

Book Reviews

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Authors: Southern Seminary

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:00

Spurgeon’s advice for suffering Christians

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Charles Spurgeon’s body slumped beneath the cruel pain of gout and kidney disease. He was downcast in the dark valley of depression. And, he was embroiled in the last great theological battle of his life, the Down-Grade Controversy (1887-1890). During that time, he picked up his Bible to...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:00

2 Corinthians 2:14-17

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Authors: Will Wilson

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Monday, 13 November 2017 20:32

Church planting probably won’t make you famous

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Our church sits in the most unchurched county in the state of Alabama. While “unchurched” and “Alabama” don’t seem like they should go in the same sentence, our churches have grown at half the rate of the population. Since 1990 the population has more than doubled and...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 23:00

God Is in Charge of the Universe

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 22:15

Did Paul really write all his letters?

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Authors: Tom Schreiner...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 05:07

The Reformation at 500

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When we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we are celebrating nothing less than God’s work in reawakening the church to the central truths of the gospel. The central truths of the Reformation must still be defended and taught in our churches. The modern age...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 23:00

The Sovereign Lord’s School of Humility

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Authors: Brian Payne

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Monday, 06 November 2017 20:00

Every leader needs this kind of friend

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Does leadership have to be a lonely venture? Listen to some of the most prominent voices on leadership, within Christian circles and beyond, and you will be reminded that leadership more often than not brings with it a measure of aloneness.

The leader will, at times, find himself or herself standing...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 21:00

Six things new church members need to know

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Not long after I started my ministry at our church, we began having regular visitors who soon were asking about becoming members. While I was grateful to God for bringing them to us and thankful for their interest in joining our church, I knew that we needed to have a church membership class so...

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Encountering God through Expository Preaching: Connecting God’s People to God’s Presence through God’s Word (B&H Publishing 2017, $19.99) Jim Scott Orrick, Brian K. Payne, and Ryan Fullerton

He preacher’s task is not just a Sunday morning endeavor. Instead, it involves...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 03:47

‘We’re going into battle’

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Christians not only encounter spiritual warfare overseas, but also in daily Christian life and ministry. Towers editor Andrew J.W. Smith talked with William F. Cook, professor of New Testament interpretation, about warfare in the Bible, how to teach kids about it, and how congregational singing is...

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imageSurviving and Thriving in Seminary by H. Daniel Zacharias and Benjamin K. Forrest (Lexham Press 2017) Review by Andrew J.W. Smith

Seminary is hard. Whether you’re single or married, seminary is probably going to push you in ways you didn’t expect. Beyond simply learning time...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Brian K. Payne, associate professor of Christian theology and expository preaching at Boyce College and pastor of First Baptist Church of Fisherville, Kentucky, Jim Orrick, professor of literature and culture at Boyce College, and Ryan Fullerton, lead pastor of Immanuel...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 03:47

Lottie Moon and Chinese Superstitions

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Even over a century after her death, the name of Charlotte “Lottie” Digges Moon stands as perhaps the most recognizable Southern Baptist in history.

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Born on December 12, 1840, Moon was baptized upon her profession of Christian faith in December of 1858, and she served as a Southern...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 03:47

Spiritual Warfare and International Missions

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In The Man in the Leather Hat, veteran missionary Paul Long tells story after story about his three decades as a missionary pilot and church planter. When he served in Brazil, he would fly into the deep interior of the country and plant churches where people had not interacted much with the outside...

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