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Luther’s Battle for Sola Scriptura

At the center of the Reformation was a robust theology of the Bible.

Here We Stand

Eight ways the Protestant Reformation continues to shape evangelicalism — and Southern Seminary

Abandon the Reformation, abandon the gospel

Does Reformation theology matter today? Absolutely. It is tempting to think of the Reformation as a mere political or social movement. In reality, however, the Reformation was a fight over the gospel itself.

2 lies every pastor’s wife needs to stop believing

Ministry wives, you’re going to make mistakes, but the perfect and holy God provides his strength through my weaknesses, which far outweighs any pastor’s-wife-concocted perfection or friendship scheme that I can devise.

Are the Five Solas Biblical?

The legacy of SBTS co-founder John A. Broadus: renowned preacher who was a teacher of preachers.

How can I know that my child is saved?

While we are not God and cannot see the heart, certain evidence can help us discern the legitimacy of a child or teenager’s profession of faith.

5 reminders Christians need when tragedy strikes

In the midst of tragedy, remember Jesus’s teaching that it came for a reason. The reason may not be one that you can discern from limited human perspective, but it’s for his glory – everything is.

Don’t waste your leisure

Scripture clearly forbids laziness, but does not forbid leisure time. After God finished creating the world and everything in it, he rested.

How to deal with a church disrupter

5 strategies for dealing with members who disrupt church unity.

The best way to defend the gospel is passing it on

We preserve the faith by passing it on. We defend the gospel by making disciples.

5 tasks every pastor needs to do today (and every day)

Pastors must never tire of preaching Jesus. Pastors do not preach the words of men. They do not preach themselves. They do not preach their own wisdom or man-made techniques. They preach Christ and Him crucified.

Hospitality is not an optional ministry

Ministry is hospitality, and hospitality that is more than an event. It is simply the Christian way of life.

5 simple ways to get young students excited about old hymns

I wanted to help our older generation pass down these precious gems to the next generation. I also wanted the next generation to be able to take ownership of these hymns.

Why community can’t be the most important part of your church

Relationships are deeper and richer when our ultimate confidence is in Christ and not one another.

Hidden Idols: Unseating the idol of pride

Pride robs God of his glory because it delights in self-glory. That’s why seminary is so dangerous.

Hidden Idols: Unseating the idol of porn

Surrendering in simple faith: Nate Larkin’s story

Hidden Idols: Unseating the idol of performance

One of the major sins that I consistently encounter is what I would call a “performance identity” in academic pursuits.

When a mission trip leads to a missionary call

At the end of your short-term trip, you head to the airport to return to your “normal” life, but it does not seem quite as normal as it did.