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

Kevin Jones’s call to teach came early. As a junior in high school, his Sunday School teacher told him, “The Lord has given you a gift to teach.”

“Yeah, OK,” he thought.

“What older folks said in the church, you did,” he said. “She said, ‘Show...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 04:27

Preaching: An exercise in longing

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What do you do when you long for something? What does that look like? This idea struck me anew on my way back from a recent mission trip to Ethiopia. During the flight back to the United States, my heart was filled with a deep, intense desire to see my family after being out of the country for ten...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 04:25

A.T. Robertson’s Heavenly Sermon

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Although A. T. Robertson, Southern Seminary’s world-renowned New Testament professor, passed away in 1934 after suffering a heart attack a month before his seventy-first birthday, a compilation of his sermons was published in 1937 under the title Jesus as a Soul-Winner and Other Sermons....

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The millennium, the intermediate state, and the eternal state are three distinct but related concepts. Unlike the other two, the millennium is frequently debated even among conservative, evangelical Christians. In this edition of the Theology Forum, Peter J. Gentry, professor of Old Testament...

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50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology by Gregg R. Allison

If you have ever taught Bible or theology to kids or teenagers as a recently enrolled seminary student, you know that it can be difficult to distill all of the complex and nuanced information...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 04:23

Distilling doctrine

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, talks with Towers editor Andrew J.W. Smith about his new book, 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith.

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AJWS: This book seeks to make Christian doctrine more readily available — for students and...

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imageA Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards by Nathan Finn and Jeremy M. Kimble (Crossway, 2017 $21.99)

Review by Aaron Cline Hanbury

No American wields more theological influence on evangelical than Jonathan Edwards. Yet if you ask around, you’ll find few Christians...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 20:00

Can I know for sure if I am called to missions?

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“People think they’re called to missions, but they just fell in love with the first place they went on a mission trip, or became fascinated with some missionary biography they read.”

I have heard these kinds of sentiments from well-meaning, missions-minded people. It is painful...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 03:01

Ask Anything

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Authors: Freddy Sinarahua Apuela...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 02:54

Fuller Hall nears completion

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Authors: Freddy Sinarahua Apuela...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 02:44

Bevin Center Trips

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Houston, Texas

A student-organized and student-led team helped with disaster relief for NAMB Send in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Justin Fountain, a Houston native and student at Southern, led the team.

Cuba

A five-member team was given the rare opportunity to receive pastoral training in Cuba. Felip...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 02:44

Leader influences

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Authors: Freddy Sinarahua Apuela...

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imageMark Coppenger talking about the gospel[

On a sidewalk in Detroit, Mark Coppenger sits on the curb, lunch sack in hand, talking with a young man. This image capturing a spur-of-the-moment conversation with a stranger — on a sidewalk, on an airplane, on the bus — is not an uncommon one of...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 02:43

Considering covenants

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Authors: Freddy Sinarahua Apuela...

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image Definitive pronouncements about a person’s legacy are best left to future historians, but in the case of Billy Graham, certain reliable observations can be made now. As I both mourn his passing and rejoice that he is now with the Savior whom he deeply loved, I offer these reflections on his...

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Many pastors really do struggle with depression.

This is true today and it has been true throughout the history of the church. The great Charles Spurgeon wrestled with depression throughout his life. Martin Luther and John Bunyan had grappled with significant bouts of anxiety and fear. God’s...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 02:03

Is civil disobedience biblical?

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Authors: Matthew J. Hall...

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The history of Christianity and of virtually every denomination is a narrative of spats, splits, and schisms. Many churches and denominations were born not of an intentional tactic to reach more people, but in response to personal or doctrinal conflict.

Doctrine does not have to divide, however, if...

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