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Transgender and children: Responding in the local church

What should church elders/leaders do if a congregation member asks for their child to be identified as transgender

On technology and preaching

Being distracted is not the biggest risk of using technology in preaching. The greater danger is missing God himself.

Leaders, find your identity in Christ

be careful to not find your identity in what you’re particularly good at doing.

SBTS community remembers Draper at memorial service

Southern Story

Cultivating the discipline of leadership

My goal is to give you practical ideas that you can use to cultivate the discipline of leadership in your life.

95 ways to reform your fall

Whether you’re new to Louisville or a veteran of blue books and Moodle deadlines, mark your fall semester with a different sort of 95 theses.

5 Baptist theologians every pastor should read

Brother pastor, if you haven’t read deeply and widely in the Baptist history canon, put these giants atop your reading list.

Why should a pastor use all his vacation time each year?

I will not suggest how many weeks of vacation you should be given by your church. Instead, I intend to answer this question a bit differently.

How do I know if my child is a Christian?

Your child does not get a visible mark on her forehead or a stripe on her back when she comes to Jesus, so you have to talk, pray, and discern.

Four keys to reading (and teaching) the Psalms

Let us give praise to God for the Psalms and praise him with the Psalms.

Do James and Paul disagree on grace and works?

In the beauty and completeness of God’s Word, Paul and James teach complementary, not contradictory, truths.

Spurgeon’s advice for a Christ-centered vacation

The best kind of vacation involves a restorative encounter with Jesus

4 Questions you should ask before joining a church

If you can answer in the affirmative these questions, it is a good possibility you have found your next church.

Dear new elder, here are 5 things to consider as you begin

I cannot improve on Paul’s words to a young elder named Timothy but based on Paul’s writings I offer five lines of encouragement for you.

Praying for Southern mission teams

A Bible, passport, some gear and a change of clothes. That’s about all Southern Seminary and Boyce College students need as they venture out to support missionaries serving throughout the world.

Five terrible reasons for surrendering to vocational ministry

I’ve seen too many people in vocational ministry fail to launch.

This summer, read two old books for every new one

We asked a few faculty members to recommend one new book and two old ones in the same category for summer reading.

How to remember the Bible passages you memorize

I know this might sound like a lot of effort but it is worth every second to have God’s word stored up in our hearts.