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You will deal with gnats in pastoral ministry

You can either leave ministry because of them, or you can deal with them.

How can my church be involved in short-term missions?

As we look at missions opportunities and pass each opportunity through a biblical sieve to make sure that what we are doing actually fulfills what the Lord would have us do.

Riggan’s rigor: Remembering the remarkable life of George W. Riggan

Distinguishing himself as the antithesis of Crawford Toy, Riggan is remembered as having the potential to be one of the seminary’s most accomplished and respected professors.

Feature review: God the Son Incarnate

Orthodox Christology remains the most faithful to the biblical presentation of Christ and the most coherent theological formulation of his identity and significance.

Making the most of Sunday morning conversations

It is a constant juggling match that most pastors feel they fail at most of the time.

‘I became a Christian in the classroom’

Daniel M. Gurtner, SBTS faculty member, on why academic rigor equips students for ministry.

Peace or Sword? Reaching Muslims in a divided world

Ayman Ibrahim led a team from Southern Seminary to Dearborn, Michigan — known as the “Mecca of the United States” and boasts the highest concentration of Muslims of any city in the country.

What if the resurrection never happened?

Without Easter Sunday, Good Friday is just another Friday.

5 ways the gospel transforms your parenting – Part 2

Our goal is a kingdom that never ends, and our purpose in parenting is to see this kingdom revealed through our families.

5 Ways the gospel transforms your parenting – Part 1

The assumption that keeping a list of rules can make everything right isn’t limited to arm-twisting seven-year-olds.

Preaching in a Secular Age — Spring 2017 Magazine

3 Elements that need to be in every funeral sermon

“Don’t preach them into heaven. Don’t preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.”

10 Best practices for learning a new language

Learning a language as an adult, even one that linguists list as an “easy” language, is one of the most difficult things you will ever do.

Confessions of a fallen worship pastor

“When sin isn’t exposed to the light, it leads to a stronghold, and when a stronghold isn’t dealt with, it leads to an addiction.”

Editorial: Learning from John Owen

Why should we study people from the past, especially the distant past? Why not merely focus on current issues that the church faces, for after all, what do people from a previous era have to teach us today? Two responses can be given to these questions, one from Scripture and the second from experience. First,…

Being John Owen

Michael A. G. Haykin is is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also Adjunct Professor of Church History and Spirituality at Toronto Baptist Seminary in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Haykin is the author of many books, including “At the Pure Fountain of Thy Word”: Andrew Fuller As…

Justification by Faith Alone: The Perspectives of William Kiffen and John Owen

Shawn D. Wright is the Associate Professor of Church History at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also earned his PhD in Church History. Dr. Wright is the author of numerous articles and of Theodore Beza: The Man and the Myth (Christian Focus, 2015). In addition to his responsibilities at Southern Seminary, he is…

Socinianism and John Owen

Lee Gatiss is the Director of Church Society, an Anglican Evangelical ministry based in the United Kingdom, and Lecturer in Church History at Union School of Theology. He has studied history and theology at Oxford, Cambridge, and Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and trained for ministry at Oak Hill Theological College in London. Having served churches…