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
James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament 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...
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...
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,...
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.
RAI: For those who haven’t picked up the book yet, can you explain the...
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...
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. 	...
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...
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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