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Preach Christ from the Gospels

In the gospels, the biblical storyline moves from the Old Testament promise of a messianic kingdom to the presence of the messianic King

Church Necessarily: Allison Discusses His New Book

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Southern Seminary Magazine writer Craig Sanders talks with Gregg Allison, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, about his new book, Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church (Crossway 2012). CS: Of all the topics in systematic theology, what made you want to write about ecclesiology? Gregg Allison (GA):…

Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church

(crossway 2012, $40) Gregg R. Allison  Gifted theologians offer much guidance in areas like biblical theology, Christology and ethics, but resources that set forth ecclesiology are rarer, particularly from a robust Baptist perspective. Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, fills that void with his latest book, Sojourners and Strangers. “The church…

Letters From a Jericho Ditch: God, Neighbor and the Questions We Ask

Most celebrities are known to carry with them very specific requests in their contract riders used for public appearances. These requests are there to protect them from things they want to avoid. But contract riders are not limited to celebrities only. We all have our own contract riders, don’t we? We all have those kinds…

Overwhelming Evidence for the Trustworthiness of the New Testament

The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ

(crossway 2013, $15.99), Bruce A. Ware Did the baby Jesus know the quadratic formula? Many among conservative evangelical churches might respond to the question with a quick, emphatic “yes.” After all, Jesus is God, and God knows everything, math included. However, the answer to the question is more complex than this. To give the “yes”…

Follow in his steps: Ware talks about The Man Christ Jesus

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Bruce A. Ware, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, dis- cusses his new book, The Man Jesus Christ: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ (Crossway 2013), with contributor Josh Hayes. JH: How does a biblical understanding of Christ’s humanity shape our understanding of the Christian life and what…

Newsweek vs. the New Testament: A Case Study in Clashing Worldviews

All readings of the Bible are based in some faith, and deeply grounded in some set of presuppositions. For the many people engaged in academia today, that faith is some form of ideological secularism. A Christian reading should always be absolutely transparent and clear about confessional commitments. And, we should never allow that those who…

Gospels as the Archway into the Canon

There was a time in the not so distant past when many conservative Christians were suspicious of any preacher or professor who emphasized the Gospels too much. On the surface this seems like an odd thing to say and an odd position to take. After all, are not the Gospels Holy Scripture and indeed the…

The Centrifugal Church

Is your church a centrifuge for gospel ministry? Are believers compelled out from the safe harbor of Christian fellowship to engage our unbelieving world? Many American churches today are an evangelistic cul-de-sac, lots of believers gathering in, but very little gospel going back out in gospel propagation. Instead of evangelistic DNA woven through every aspect…

Theological Incentives for Evangelism

Evangelism needs to be undergirded by a theological reflection on just what it is we are doing and why since, as R.B. Kuiper puts it, “Evangelism has its roots in eternity.”