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For the Church.
For the World.
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Andrew J.W. Smith

Andrew J.W. Smith

Andrew J.W. Smith is the editor of Towers and an M.Div. graduate from Southern Seminary. He is a member of Sojourn Community Church’s New Albany Campus.

How to watch Netflix

Redeeming Media Consumption

Distilling doctrine

Allison’s new book makes it easier than ever to understand and teach theology

Feature Book Review: 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith

50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology by Gregg R. Allison If you have ever taught Bible or theology to kids or teenagers as a recently enrolled seminary student, you know that it can be difficult to distill all of the complex and nuanced information from your seminary…

Ask Anything

‘Take the gospel far as the curse is found,’ Mohler told graduates at SBTS winter commencement

Trustees vote to adopt ‘The Nashville Statement’ as an official confessional document

Two-time Super Bowl champion and SBTS donor lives out a public faith

Chris Maragos, a donor to Southern Seminary, won the Super Bowl (twice) — but that’s not his highest goal.

How the Lord’s Prayer will turn the world upside down

A conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr. about his newest book

‘Revolutionary words’: how The Lord’s Prayer changes everything

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, talks with Towers editor Andrew J.W. Smith about his new book, The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down. AJWS: Why write a book on prayer now? Was there a motivating factor? RAM: There’s a motivating factor deeply rooted in history. There has been…

‘We’re going into battle’

Spiritual Warfare and Pastoral Ministry

Faculty News

Southern Seminary community remembers Draper at memorial; Trustees install Gaines to visiting professorship; And more.

‘Blessed are the flourishing’

Pennington discusses his book on the Sermon on the Mount.

Returning to the covenant

“I can teach people what I think the Bible is saying, but I’m more interested in them actually learning to read the text for themselves and coming to the right conclusions.”

What if I’m struggling with pornography use?

Featuring Eric L. Johnson, Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at Southern Seminary AJWS: In your experience, what factors are involved in a young man’s ongoing pornography addiction? What drives him back to it time and time again — despite negative consequences (getting caught, spiritual lifelessness, relational separation, chronic guilt, etc.)? EJ: We…

Hidden Idols: Unseating the idol of porn

Surrendering in simple faith: Nate Larkin’s story

The wonder awakens: The religious world of the Star Wars saga

When the next Star Wars movie comes out, go to a showing and talk to 20 people standing in line. You’ll hear 20 different stories about the first time they saw the movies — one a 12-year-old with his brother, another a 7-year-old at the cinema for the first time, another a ’90s kid watching…