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

There may be other Christians more committed to the discipline of Scripture memory than Pastor Andy Davis, but I’ve not met them.

But I do know Andy, and can tell you that he’s the real deal. Not only is he the most diligent memorizer of Scripture I’ve ever known, he’s also a...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

Ministry Marked by Mercy

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Authors: Larry Sykes, Jr.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:00

How do I avoid ministry burnout?

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Authors: Hershael York...

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:00

A Call to Action

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Authors: Daniel S. Dumas

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“How should my church do short-term missions?” Pastors, missions pastors, or local church missions committees that desire to involve their church in short-term missions opportunities should probably consider this question in deciding how to engage their church in the world missions...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

Visions of Christ and of Angels

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Authors: David Helm

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In 1879, Crawford H. Toy resigned his position as Southern Seminary’s professor of Old Testament due to conflict between his views on biblical inspiration and the institution’s confessional statement, the Abstract of Principles. Toy’s departure — necessary to preserve the...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:07

3 Questions with Raleigh Sadler

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3 Questions with Richard Lee, Director of church mobilization, International Justice Mission

1) All injustice should be resisted, but what injustice is the evangelical church best equipped to address?

As you look at Scripture passages like Micah 6, Isaiah 58, and Luke 10, it becomes pretty clear that...

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Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again by Andrew M. Davis(Baker Books 2017, $15.99)

Review by S. Craig Sanders

Church revitalization is a trending topic in American evangelicalism and it’s no surprise why — thousands of churches close their doors each year and...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 01:19

Feature review: God the Son Incarnate

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God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ by Stephen J. Wellum (CROSSWAY 2016, $40)

With the approaching of Easter on April 16, evangelicals can expect the annual parade of skeptics questioning the historicity of Jesus’ death and resurrection, not to mention his identity as the Son of God....

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:49

Orthodox Christology in a secular age

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Stephen Wellum, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, talks with Towers editor S. Craig Sanders about his new books, God the Son Incarnate and Christ Alone.

CS: God the Son Incarnate has received several major accolades. What was your writing process for...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:35

Making the most of Sunday morning conversations

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It is one of the great dilemmas every Sunday for the pastor.  To whom do I speak with and for how long? Many pastors stand at a doorway after the morning service to greet those who are leaving. Others stay down front inviting folks to come and speak with the pastor to ask questions about the...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:03

‘I became a Christian in the classroom’

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As someone who found and was inspired by the gospel in an academic setting, Daniel M. Gurtner envisions a strengthened relationship between classroom and church at Southern Seminary, hoping to accomplish for his students what the academy did for him.

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“I became a Christian in the classroom. I...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:00

What Kind of Savior are You looking for?

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Authors: Bill Langley

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DEARBORN, Mich. — Southern Seminary students visited Dearborn, Michigan, home of the largest concentration of Arab-Americans in the United States, to pray for and evangelize local Muslims, Feb. 24-26. Led by Ayman S. Ibrahim — Bill and Connie Jenkins Professor of Islamic Studies and...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 22:42

What if the resurrection never happened?

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As Christians who exult in the evangel, the good news of God’s redeeming love for sinners, we rightly cherish above all else the cross of Jesus Christ. Good Friday services are among the most glorious of our annual gatherings as we reflect upon that sacrifice. We delight to read and...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 00:00

Seminary in Six Hours

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Authors: Hersael W. York

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  1. The gospel reshapes parenting by calling parents to become disciple-makers

So what happens when parents begin to see their children as potential or actual brothers and sisters in Christ? The writings of Paul provide us with a hint. The same apostle who called Timothy to encourage younger believers...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:00

The Importance of Prayer

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Authors: Steve Gaines

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“Daddy, you didn’t say anything about twisting people’s arms,” she said, and I discovered how dangerous it can be to make a list of rules for your child.¹

The year that we adopted our oldest daughter, she attended first grade at a nearby Montessori school. There, she had...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 22:05

Can you lose your salvation?

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Authors: Thomas Schreiner...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 00:42

Faculty Books

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Authors: Freddy Sinarahua Apuela...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 00:16

Faculty News

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SBTS trustees elect Haykin, respond to SBC referral

Southern Seminary trustees unanimously approved all recommendations in the board’s Oct. 10 meeting, including the election of esteemed church historian Michael A.G. Haykin to the faculty and a response to a referral from the Southern Baptist...

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