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
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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0n the surface, Morgan Wild looks like an average Boyce College student. He not only grew up in Papua, Indonesia, but he also grew up with his life on camera.

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In high school, Answers in Genesis, an apologetics ministry dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of...

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One of the most important things we do in my Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs class is to identify scripture passages on which a hymn is based and examine how they are used. As is evident from a comparison of this hymn text with Psalm 46, Luther chose not to paraphrase the whole of that Psalm....

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Monday, 30 October 2017 22:00

Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

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Authors: Mark Coppenger...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 21:00

8 reasons pastors need the Reformation

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Twenty years ago, Reformed Theology made landfall on the shores of my life with the force of a category 5 hurricane.

I had been in ministry only a few months, had preached a few times, when God, in his kind mercy, put a few good men in my path who gently and patiently guided me toward sound...

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It is well known that the Reformation entailed a recovery of core New Testament doctrines regarding salvation and worship. Did it also involve a recovery of the Great Commission? In one sense, no. The Roman church had been involved in a variety of missional enterprises throughout the Middle Ages.

But...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

You Must Be Born Again

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Authors: James M. Hamilton

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:00

Ask Anything Live (Episode 6)

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

Heaven and Hell Are Real

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Monday, 23 October 2017 21:00

What to expect when pastoring your first church

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So you’ve walked down the aisle with hundreds of your colleagues after several years of blood, sweat and tears. You hold in your hand a sheet of paper that says you have “mastered” theology in such a way that qualifies you to lead, in some capacity, in church life.

In your mind,...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 21:00

7 elements every worship service needs

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Whether it’s an intricately written document providing guiding principles and goals or it’s a “shotgun” approach of firing off new ideas and hoping you hit the target, every pastor has a ministry philosophy.

The same is true for worship ministry.

Too often, a culturally-shaped...

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Authors: Ryan Fullerton

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 22:00

Do I have to call myself a Calvinist?

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Authors: Tom Schreiner...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:00

Where is He Who is Born King of the Jews?

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Authors: Hershael W. York

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Maybe it has something to do with turning 40 over the summer, but I have spent a lot of time this year thinking about what it means to live a joyful life. I have become convinced that one of the greatest enemies to joyful living is our constant addiction to technology.

Because we spend so much time...

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