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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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 21:00

Do Old Testament commands apply today?

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Authors: Tom Schreiner...

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A few weeks ago, I preached Nehemiah 3. It’s a chapter that lists the various men and women who rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem. Here’s a taste:

“…Next to them Jedaiah the son of Harumaph repaired opposite his house. And next to him Hattush the son of Hashabneiah repaired....

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 23:00

Far as the Curse is Found

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 20:00

Why your church should support less missionaries

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Like many families, churches are trying to balance their monthly budgets and make those valuable dollars stretch in a way that best honors God. Churches that are involved in missions want to make a huge impact in global outreach and be good stewards of God’s resources. As churches explore...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 20:00

Why you need Advent more than you realize

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As a culture, we can’t wait to get to Christmas. Retailers can’t wait to put out the Christmas decor and prep you for their “must have” Christmas deals. Children can’t wait for presents, and parents can’t wait for the extra vacation time. Everything in our...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 02:59

Hold the Chicken, Hit the Gym

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Southern Seminary founder John A. Broadus was a vocal proponent of bodily health and discipline within the seminary community, even recommending muscular exercise to preachers in his influential book The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons (1870).1 During his tenure as seminary president, Broadus...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 02:59

The Body: Why your soul is not enough

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Early in my career of teaching systematic theology, a student arranged an appointment with me in my office. After the customary small talk, he cut to the quick: He was experiencing multiple physical problems, plagued by insomnia, digestive and excretory problems, blood in his urine, lethargy, and...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 02:58

Sing We Now of Christmas

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Thomas R. Schreiner

James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament  image I would choose Hark the Herald Angels Sing. The carol bursts with joy, which is fitting at our Savior’s birth. We also see why Jesus came: “God and sinners reconciled.” The truth of the incarnation...

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Almost everyone commits to finally getting serious about that at the start of a new year. Lainey Greer is the group fitness coordinator at the Health and Recreation Center at Southern Seminary and Ph.D. student in systematic theology, and she has 15 years of experience working as a physical trainer...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 02:58

Seeking God’s kingdom

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At the peak of her modeling career, Amrit Ahluwalia was making $20,000 for a day’s work. She was the highest-paid model in North India, where she’d risen to stardom. She appeared in a chart-topping music video in her country, received multiple offers to act in movies, often acted on TV,...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 02:57

Feature review: MultiChurch

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MultiChurch: Exploring the Future of Multisite by Gregg R. Allison and Brad House (Zondervan 2017, $17.99)

Multisite churches — often like the ones you see on Sunday morning television —include multiple locations with individual worship teams, leadership, and frameworks for ministry,...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, talks with Towerswriter RuthAnne Irvin about his new book, MultiChurch: Exploring the Future of Multisite.

image  RAI: For those who haven’t picked up the book yet, can you explain the...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:00

3 strategies for preaching on holidays

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I love preaching an expositional series. That’s been my practice for 39 years of pastoral ministry. Getting into a book, working through its richness each week, and applying truth to my own life and to the congregation has been unusually satisfying.

Then come the holidays.

Admittedly, as I work...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 21:00

Are Catholics Christians?

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Authors: Greg Wills...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 22:52

Mary Did You Know with Carol of the Bells

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Authors: Doxology...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 22:48

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

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Authors: Boyce Vocal Band...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 22:32

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

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Authors: Lexington Road...

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Q: Why is it necessary to preach Christ in every sermon?

A: Because without seeing Christ, we will not become like him.

When asked to give an answer for why preaching Christ is necessary, there are many biblical answers I could give. Because:

●  This is how the apostles preached in Acts. &#9...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 00:37

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

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Authors: Cannons Lane Collective...

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Friday, 24 November 2017 05:28

What Child Is This?

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Authors: Doxology...

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Friday, 24 November 2017 05:14

5 reasons a shrinking church may be a good thing

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If there is something all pastors and churches will agree on it is this: nobody wants their church to decline. Nobody. The SBC’s primary way of measuring the condition of local churches is by this tri-fold rubric: Growing. Plateau. Decline. The declining church is always seen as bad. There...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:42

Does prayer actually change God’s mind?

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:00

O, Come All Ye Faithful

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Authors: Norton Hall Band...

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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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