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

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:00

Now Available: Together on God’s Mission

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imageTogether on God’s Mission: How Southern Baptists Cooperate to Fulfill the Great Commission
Scott Hildreth

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Together on God’s Mission investigates Southern Baptist history, showing how and why the Southern Baptist Convention came to embrace the vision of a cooperative...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 19:00

Now Available: The Story of Scripture

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imageMatthew Y. Emerson

Hobbs College Library, Volume 1

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Although the Bible contains sixty-six books, written by forty authors, it is one book written by one author, the Holy Spirit, with one subject: Jesus Christ. How do these books,...

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Pastoral Ministry: The Ministry of a Shepherd

Deron Biles, Ed.

Treasury of Baptist Theology, Book 1

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“So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.” —Psalm 78:72

Being a pastor is an audacious...

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 23:37

Now Available: Theology, Church, and Ministry

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imageTheology, Church, and Ministry: A Handbook for Theological Education

David Dockery, Editor

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Theology, Church, and Ministry: A Handbook for Theological Education enables readers to understand the key role that theological education plays in preparing God-called ministers for service in...

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If you’re reading this and are an author in what is traditionally considered the “academic” space, you may be tempted to think that your audience is limited only to others in academia. Perhaps one day this would have been true. But, with the way the internet has made content...

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By Andrew Spencer

imageWhen people get nostalgic for their childhood, they are usually remembering a time when things seemed simpler. That does not mean life was actually less complex, typically just that they were shielded from some of the twists, confusions, and injustices in the world.

My life was...

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What follows is an interview with Andreas J. Köstenberger about the recently released commentary on 1-2 Timothy and Titus from the Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation series.

imageHow can an understanding of, and experience engaging in, the discipline of biblical theology (BT) help a...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:41

Reading the Greek New Testament and the Power of Ritual

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by Rob Plummer

image Most mornings, I get up and prepare three large mugs of hot tea (two for me, one for my wife). I set out my favorite mugs.

I boil the water in a kettle. I scoop the aromatic loose-leaf tea into a strainer and then pour the boiling water over the leaves. After 5-minutes of steeping, I...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:16

Verbal Aspect and Following Jesus

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by Benjamin L. Merkle

image One of Jesus’ most well-known—but difficult—statements is found in Matthew 16:24: “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me” (HCSB; εἴ τις...

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by the Editor

image Find out what sets The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon Volume I(Collector’s Edition) apart as a historical artifact celebrating the early ministry of one of history’s greatest preachers, Charles Spurgeon. These previously unpublished sermons are featured in a...

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 21:42

Life as Spurgeon Knew It

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by Christian George

image Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born into an age of upgrade and downgrade. Over the course of his life, lightbulbs replaced gas lamps, engines replaced animals, and with the publications of Essays and Reviews, The Life of Jesus, and On the Origin of Species, nineteenth-century...

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Thursday, 09 February 2017 18:23

Debating the Doctrine of God

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by Bruce Ware

image Recent decades have witnessed a renewed and vigorous interest in the doctrine of God within evangelical theology. Theologians from the broad evangelical spectrum have produced both differing and innovative reformulations in understanding just who God is and how he relates to the world...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:23

So You Want to Be an Expositor?

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by Greg Harris

image To become a seasoned expositor of God’s Word requires a method, or a series of specific steps. Equally important, however, is one’s starting point, which is, sadly, quite often lacking. One’s starting point is important not only for learning how to become a better...

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The Bible Expositor’s Handbook of the Old Testament provides a thorough introduction to the attitudes and practices required to deeply understand the message of the Old Testament. Exhorting students of Scripture to approach the Old Testament with an attitude of humility and expectation, Greg...

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 14:53

Why Spurgeon Was the Greatest Preacher of the 19th Century

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by David Bebbington

image In 1856 Elias Lyman Magoon, pastor of Oliver Street Baptist Church, New York, published a collection of the sermons of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Magoon had visited Britain in the previous decade and continued to be supplied with newspapers from the United Kingdom. He had...

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:28

Spurgeon’s Enemies: Southern Baptists

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by Christian George

image Southern Baptists ranked among Spurgeon’s chief antagonists. The Mississippi Baptist hoped “no Southern Baptist will now purchase any of that incendiary’s books.” The Baptist colporteurs of Virginia were forced to return all copies of his sermons to the...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 19:15

Who Was Charles Spurgeon?

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In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. However, the demands of ministry prevented him from fulfilling that promise. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. His...

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:06

Dealing with the Problem of Evil

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by the Editor

The Problem of Evil: The Challenge of Essential Christian Beliefs offers a comprehensive examination of the problem of evil from both technical and ministerial perspectives.

Author and acclaimed philosophy professor Jeremy A. Evans treats the history of the problem with fairness,...

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Thursday, 28 July 2016 04:00

Theological Famine in the Majority World

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By Nick Moore  

From Genesis 1 to Revelation 22, the biblical storyline significantly involves the topic of leadership. A brief survey of the Old Testament shows that God’s plan of redemption seems to hinge upon those He calls out as leaders. Whether prophets, priests, or kings, throughout history God is setting apart those He calls...

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 16:04

The Gospel Is for Culture

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by Bruce Ashford

Because God is the Creator and King over all that exists, Christians seek actively to demonstrate his kingship in every dimension of human culture and across the fabric of human existence. If we do not “embody our faith in the shapes of everyday life,” we limit our witness. Therefore, we endeavor to proclaim and embody...

Thursday, 21 July 2016 04:00

Learn How to Mentor from Augustine

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by Edward L. Smither

Twenty-first-century Christian leaders ought to consider seriously Augustine’s thoughts on mentoring in a trinitarian community of Christian friends. The peoples of the Western world are largely in a hurry to accomplish and pack more into their schedules. This race, aided by the speed of increasing technology, tends to...

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 06:31

7 Reasons to Sing the Psalms

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by Douglas Bond

1. If you wish you prayed better, with more heart, with words worthy of God, learn the psalms.

What is it we do so poorly in our Christian lives? Most of us would admit that we pray all too infrequently and badly at our best. This is true in large part because we are so unfamiliar with the content and eloquence of the psalms. The...

Thursday, 14 July 2016 17:53

4 Ways to Fulfill the Great Commission

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by Dave Earley and Rod Dempsey

There are four ways to fulfill the Great Commission.

1. Go

The Great Commission cannot be fulfilled without intentionally pursuing the lost. Just as He was sent by His Father, Jesus has sent us out in a deliberate quest to win nonbelievers to faith in Christ (John 20:21, 31). Those who are sent are disobedient...

by Tony Merida

Expository preaching is an approach that is founded on certain theological beliefs, such as the role of the preacher according to Scripture, the nature of the Scripture, and the work of the Spirit. Therefore, many of the benefits for doing exposition are hard to measure. However, nine practical-theological benefits are worth noting.

F...

Thursday, 07 July 2016 08:44

Build Credible Relationships for Evangelism

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by Will McRaney

A significant part of evangelism in a postmodern context is building credible relationships with those to whom you are attempting to communicate the message of Christ.

This involves building bridges, befriending lost people, and living a credible life.

Build Bridges

Our natural desires are to pursue selfish ambitions and personal...

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