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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Monday, 26 June 2017 01:59

“Who Made You the Authority?”

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Central Seminary alumnus David DeBruyn notes, “The Internet has not only granted full democracy to all ideas, it has tended to flatten out all judgement, and scrap a sense of hierarchy of trustworthiness.” He adds, “The democracy of ideas is simultaneously the pooling of...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 23:17

Sorry, wrong number?

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A Zimbabwean pastor claims to speak to God on the telephone! Pentecostalism in Africa is growing and becoming more extreme all the time.

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 02:52

Another Baptist school to surrender?

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Alabama Baptist Convention affiliated Samford University is set to recognize a gay-straight student alliance Samford Together at the recommendation of students and faculty. While not full advocacy of the gay agenda, such an action certainly mutes voices of opposition to the gay lifestyle. Read...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 02:35

Just a few rocks, please!

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My friend Andrew Snelling, an Aussie geologist and Bible-believing Christian, has been denied a permit to study and collect geological samples from the Grand Canyon, despite the fact that he has received such permission many times in the past. I was a part of a study trip through the Canyon a few...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 05:58

Evangelical Textual Criticism

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For those interested in higher biblical criticism, check out this blog.

 

In a sense this question is no different from what philosophers have been discussing since the days of Plato. Intuitively, or naively, most people who think for a moment about the text and the various forms in which it...

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Maranatha Baptist Seminary has announced the appointment of Mark Herbster as dean. A graduate of Bob Jones University and Heart of America Seminary, Mark is working toward his DMin at Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis. He has been best known for his effective evangelistic...

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Saturday, 29 April 2017 01:20

Article–Substantive–kai–Substantive

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For all of you TSKS fans, take a look at Sharpe’s original book.

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Authors: Brett Williams...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 23:34

Get It for Cheap!

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The Kindle version of Holsteen and Svigel’s Exploring Christian Theology is on sale for $1.99.

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Filed under: Library, Library Tips, Theology

Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 04:57

Jack and John vs. Walt on Fantasy

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Apparently, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien weren’t too keen on Disney’s understanding and portrayal of fantasy.

Dwarfs ought to be ugly of course, but not in that way. And the dwarfs’ jazz party was pretty bad. I suppose it never occurred to the poor boob that you could give them...

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:49

Good for Cedarville!

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There is an interesting article at CT today on Cedarville’s decision to apply Phil 4:8 to its teaching curriculum. I kind of think its a good move. Bully for Cedarville! Why would anyone object to thinking biblically in the classroom?

Filed under: Education, Evangelicalism

Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 04:27

It’s Not About the Music

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Check out this recent Gallup poll . . . Huh! All this energy focused on the wrong things!

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Central Seminary has received final approval from its accrediting agencies to offer courses via distance education. Watch for more details.

Filed under: Accreditation, Courses, Education, General Information

Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Princeton decides NOT to honor Tim Keller for being too much like Kuyper. Oh the irony!

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 23:36

Paul Helm on Augustine’s City of God

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Two cities, two peoples. Here

So the people of God are physically within Babylon, and are also inhabitants of Babylon. There is friction between the two. The horizon of Babylon is this life, that of the members of the city of God, God’s eternity, and the coming of the seventh age. Babylon is...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:44

Meditations upon Lunch

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Ham, cheese, and rye are like the primary colors of the sandwich world.

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Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 23:39

Hard to Beat This Deal

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Crossway has the Kindle version of Theologians of the Christian Life: The Church on Amazon for free. I don’t know how long. Unless you want Crossway to pay you to read the book, there’s no reason to wait. Accept the gift!

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Filed under: Ecclesiology, Library, Library Tips, Resources

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Monday, 06 March 2017 20:54

Doubly true for seminary students!

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Justin Taylor summarizes Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book.

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:37

PEW Research on Islam

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By 2050, India will be the largest Muslim country in the world and by the end of the century, Islam will surpass Christianity as the world’s largest religion. Read about this here.

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:48

Central Africa Baptist College

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Last night Ben Straub reported to Fourth Baptist Church. Ben holds both a M.Div. and a Th.M. from Central Seminary. For the past several years he and his wife Amy have been ministering in Kitwe, Zambia. Ben went to teach at Central Africa Baptist College; he is now the academic dean of the college.

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The review is in the June, 2016 number of Church History. You can see a preview here.

Filed under: Faculty Publications, Fundamentalism, Reviews

Authors: Kevin T. Bauder...

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Friday, 24 February 2017 04:50

Good advice for seminary students!

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Justin Taylor reminds us of Jacques Barzun’s comments on writing.

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Friday, 24 February 2017 02:21

Great Breakfast

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It was fun to join Dan Churchwell for breakfast this morning. Dan is 2001 graduate of Central Seminary. He went on for further education, then taught in several institutions of higher learning. Dan is now the Associate Director of Program Outreach for the Acton Institute.

The Acton Institute is one...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 07:52

A sign of the times.

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Family Christian Bookstores are shuttering all 240 stores and laying off more than 3000 employees. Read about it here.

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Authors: Jeff Straub...

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Peter Gurry (PhD Cambridge) offers a balanced, evangelical review of Anthony Le Donne’s book What Can We Know and How Can We Know It? It’s worth a look.

Moreover, “the best explanation of many textual variants” in the Gospels is not “that there was no one...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 01:02

Rolland McCune on the Coherence of Scripture

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If there is but one unified, non-contradictory network of biblical truth, indeed of all truth, due to the eternal self-consistency of the self-contained tri-unity of the God of all truth, it follows that there must be an honest attempt to resolve difficulties within the Scripture. One simply does...

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