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

Authors: Matthew J. Hall

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One of the central blessings of pastoral ministry is saturating your mind with the Word of God. Pastors have the privilege of devoting ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Over the last several months, I have been renewing my mind through studying the apostle Paul’s letter to...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 00:34

Are you called to ministry?

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Join Albert Mohler on May 15 for Ask Anything Live. Dr. Mohler will be answering your questions about the call to ministry. Learn more here.

Has God called you to ministry? Though all Christians are called to serve the cause of Christ, God calls certain persons to serve the Church as pastors and...

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While it may be difficult to believe in our current cultural setting, there was a time when the pastor was viewed as a town’s leading intellectual. Pastors of what seems like a long-lost era were doctrinally grounded and biblically saturated, to be sure; but they were also well-read in other...

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Review by Gabriel Reyes-Ordeix

The term “creation care” is a buzzword. It refers to human ethical responsibility toward the non-human world, but is often left vague and...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 04:52

‘Reading Rightly’

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Stephen J. Wellum, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, talks with Towers writer Sarah Haywood about his new book, Christ from Beginning to End, co-written with Trent Hunter.

SH: What prompted you to write the book?

SJW: The book came about over a long...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 04:50

The blessing of busyness

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Kyle Claunch is busy. Yes, he’s been teaching Systematic Theology and electives on the Holy Spirit and salvation for the last nine months at Southern Seminary. But the opportunity to teach at Southern is not the only — or even biggest — responsibility he’s juggling right...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 04:47

Pitfalls of the novice minister

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We’ve all heard the story — a freshly minted seminary graduate goes into his first pastorate and, in short-order, finds himself in serious trouble of his own doing. One such student, whom I know personally, decided right off the bat that he would begin a series in Romans on Sunday...

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Not everyone will study theology. But everyone should be able to study the Bible the right way. This is why Stephen J. Wellum, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, and Trent Hunter wrote Christ from Beginning to End: How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ....

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Monday, 07 May 2018 04:46

William Whitsitt’s private grudges

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One of the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Southern Seminary was the presidency of William H. Whitsitt. In 1872, Whitsitt became the second professor hired by the founding faculty, and the seminary trustees elected him as the institution’s third president in 1895, following the...

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I slumped in an unpadded pew, half-listening to the morning Bible study. I wasn’t particularly interested in what the Bible teacher in this tiny Christian high school had to say. But, when the teacher commented that the New Testament Gospels always reported word-for-word what Jesus said, I...

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Any transition in a local church can likely upset the congregation’s equilibrium. Familiar practices feel like a well-worn pair of jeans—they’re just too comfortable to change to something new. So why bother? Well, for one primary reason: we want to follow the teaching of...

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In the final letter that we have from the apostle Paul, written in a lonely prison cell in Rome while he was expecting death for the sake of the gospel, he reminded his closest friend Timothy of the utter necessity of passing on the faith to “faithful men” (2 Tim. 2:2). It bears noting...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Enduring for the Gospel

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The post Enduring for the Gospel appeared first on Southern Equip.

Authors: Jerome Leng

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:40

Can a true Christian have depression?

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Authors: Doug Hanna...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

How Much Heaven Do You Want

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The post How Much Heaven Do You Want appeared first on Southern Equip.

Authors: Andy Davis

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Recently I was in a restaurant and a Bible study group was meeting at a nearby table. The leader had a voice that carried, so I could have heard a good portion of the study, but the first thing I heard him say so captured my attention that I missed the rest of it. He said, “I love...

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What if your church’s elders passed down a fiat that members could not take more than 1,999 steps on the Lord’s Day without facing church discipline? One more step would be too closely akin to taking a long trip and that is a no-no on the day God set aside for worship.

What if they...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Life in Four Stages: The Glory of Age

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:00

Are megachurches biblical?

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The post Are megachurches biblical? appeared first on Southern Equip.

Authors: Hershael York...

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The covenants are crucial to properly understanding Scripture, as Peter Gentry and Stephen Wellum have argued, because they are the backbone of the storyline of the Bible. The Bible isn’t a random collection of laws, moral principles, and stories. It is a story that goes somewhere; it is the...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:00

Restore the Joy of Your Salvation

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Authors: John Thweatt

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Monday, 16 April 2018 04:28

Heaven: God’s Presence and Purpose

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The Bible provides a lot of rich imagery: a city, a temple, a land. This descriptive and symbolic language is reaching for what the new creation will be like.

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When many people think of heaven — the eternal state in which believers are gathered together under the permanent rule of God —...

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