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

“Pray ye for the peace and increase of the church, they shallprosper that love her.”

On October 2, 1792, fourteen Baptist ministers gathered in the home of Martha Wallis and committed their lives and resources to spreading the gospel among the unreached people of the world. It was a...

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I clicked on her Facebook page with eager anticipation of seeing her husband again — an old friend — and their two children, now grown and likely with families of their own. Our two families had been among the up-and-coming leaders in our church many years ago. I viewed them both as...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 04:00

Identifying the Melodic Line in the Book of Exodus

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Authors: Pilip Ryken

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:00

The Birth of a Savior

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Authors: Philip Ryken

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:00

Applying Christ from the Old Test

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Authors: Philip Ryken

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 04:36

Three Questions with Alistair Begg

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Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor of Parkside Church

1. What is your method of sermon preparation?

Whenever I am asked to summarize my own method of preparation, I mention the following points, which I learned from an old minister when I was still a theological student. Five steps or pointers that I...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 04:02

SBTS Library Archives: then and now

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In 1956, while Duke McCall, former president of Southern Seminary, and Billy Graham, the famed evangelist, were playing a round of golf, Graham casually mentioned that Harvard University had expressed interest in housing his archival materials, but before the end of the round, McCall was able to...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 23:00

Should Christians Invest in the Stock Market?

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Authors: Hershael W. York...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Hitching Ourselves to the Old Testament

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Authors: Jon Akin

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Monday, 24 September 2018 23:25

Seven habits of long-term pastors

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I have been following these long-tenured pastors for years. They have been at their present church at least ten years, often much longer. They have served multiple generations of the same families and have known the highs and lows of ministry. And they have not succumbed to the siren call of...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 00:19

Book Reviews September 2018

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FEATURE REVIEW

Spiritual Gifts: What they Are and Why they Matter by Thomas Schreiner, B&H, $16.99

Review by Sarah Haywood

“The true test of spiritual maturity is whether we live in love,” Tom Schreiner writes in his new book, Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter....

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Friday, 21 September 2018 04:44

What should we do about spiritual gifts?

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The following is condensed from a conversation between writer Sarah Haywood and Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Seminary.

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SH: How do we best use and cultivate our spiritual gifts?

TS: Fundamentally, spiritual gifts are about love....

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Friday, 21 September 2018 04:32

The gospel in color: how to teach your kids

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The following is condensed from a conversation between Towers editor Andrew J.W. Smith and authors Jarvis Williams and Curtis Woods, who are also respectively associate professor of New Testament interpretation and assistant professor of applied theology at Southern Seminary.

AJWS: How would you...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 03:04

Tips for Surviving Seminary

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For many, the academic rigor of master’s-level seminary work is daunting. S. Craig Sanders, former editor of Towers and an SBTS M.Div. graduate, offers a few tips and words of advice below.

I often hesitate to offer academic advice because I recognize we’re all wired differently. What...

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Recent years have seen a healthy re-examination and reinvigoration of Baptist ecclesiology. Pastors and theologians regularly discuss issues related to a regenerate church membership, discipline, and matters related to governance and polity. On the other hand, baptism and the Lord’s Supper,...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 22:48

Messy lives don’t appear on Facebook

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The latte and scone are delivered to the table, and on cue, the phone is lifted and the photo is taken. It’s possible the espresso is over roasted, the milk soured, and the scone rocklike and impenetrable by even the sharpest fangs. But for all intents and purposes, it looks delicious for...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

We Do Not Lose Heart

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Authors: Scott Patty

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September 9 marked the completion of 15 years as Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, KY (2003–2018). Many of you know my story. So then you can imagine I have spent a great deal of time reflecting in recent days on all God has done in me and our church for the last...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

Honoring Headship

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Authors: Denny Burk

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Friday, 14 September 2018 01:05

Let your church hear you sing

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I look down, and on the pages of my bulletin I see these words:

Because the sinless Savior died

My sinful soul is counted free

For God the just is satisfied

To look on him and pardon me.

I look up, and across the room I see Jeremy. He’s smiling with abandon. He’s belting out these words like...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 06:00

Ask Anything Live (Episode 8)

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

Q A with President R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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