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

B&H Academic Blog - Apologetic Report

imageFrom Hermeneutics to Exegesis: The Trajectory of Biblical Interpretation

Matthew Malcolm

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Interpreting the Bible requires theoretical discernment and practical know-how.

A book that focuses solely on interpretive methods or deals exclusively with the philosophical underpinnings of...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 23:16

Now Available: Superheroes Can’t Save You

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Todd Miles

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Comic superheroes embody the hopes of a world that is desperate for a savior. But those comic creations cannot save us from our greatest foes—sin and death.

Throughout the history of the Church there have...

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Sunday, 01 April 2018 19:45

Now Available: Eschatological Discipleship

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Trevin Wax

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Discipleship is eschatological in nature, because the church that makes and receives disciples is eschatological in nature.

Often eschatology is thought to refer only to...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 03:03

Now Available: Preaching By The Book

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Preaching By The Book: Developing and Delivering Text-Driven Sermons

R. Scott Pace

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Preachers communicate God’s word by fully considering their context and their congregation.

Preaching by the Book is a practical handbook offering fundamental guidance for preachers beginning to...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 01:24

Now Available: SBC FAQs

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SBC FAQs: A Ready Reference

Keith Harper & Amy Whitfield

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SBC FAQs provides a general overview of the Southern Baptist Convention in the format of frequently asked questions. Covering details of basic history, polity structure, entity functions and more, this ready reference seeks...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:30

Exalting Jesus in Isaiah – A Review

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By Andrew Spencer

imageAs we recently celebrated the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, we have also been celebrating the recovery of the authority of Scripture within Christianity. Technology and scholastic influences combined to create a cocktail of circumstances that enabled...

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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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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...

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:21

D. A. Carson on the Power of the Gospel

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by D. A. Carson

We tend to overlook how often the gospel of Christ crucified is described as “power.”

Paul is not ashamed of the gospel, he declares, “because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom 1:16). Writing to the Corinthians, Paul insists that “the message of the cross is...

Thursday, 30 June 2016 17:49

Three Things Every Pastor Simply Must Do

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by Dave Earley

Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11). If anyone can offer insight into that on which an effective spiritual shepherd should concentrate, it is Jesus. So what did Jesus focus on in His ministry? Did He attend board meetings, visit hospitals, or do counseling? So what did He do?

Pray, teach the Word, and lead leaders.

1. Pray

Yes,...

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 07:00

Is God Active in the World Today?

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by Gary Habermas

Not only is God very active in the world today, but it could even be that He is more frequently involved than ever before. Since doubters often report two important aspects here, I will limit myself to a few comments about each. Some wonder if God still performs supernatural feats in the world today. While perhaps still being...

Thursday, 23 June 2016 15:53

Around the Web (June 2016)

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Check out these recent reviews and interviews of several popular B&H Academic titles and authors.

“Keeping current” is a must in New Testament Greek grammar. With a publication date of 2016, Going Deeper with New Testament Greek is sure to have the latest information on key grammatical and syntactical concepts. I am especially...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 04:00

Spurgeon on Vacation

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by Ray Rhodes

What is your plan for communion with God during your vacation? Charles Spurgeon often visited the coast of France for rest and healing. He wrote:

Go forth, beloved, and talk with Jesus on the beach, for He oft resorted to the sea-shore. Commune with Him amid the olive-groves so dear to Him in many a night of wrestling prayer. If ever...

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