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Interviews

3 Questions with James K.A. Smith

James K.A. Smith Professor of philosophy at Calvin College What would you call the primary shortcoming in Christian academic engagement? In a lot of what passes for the Christian “academy,” I think we are still too ensconced in echo chambers and not really exposing ourselves to the real academic challenges and cross-pressures of the day.…

Building the ‘ground floor’: Fuller discusses new Hebrew Grammar

Russell T. Fuller, professor of Old Testament interpretation, discusses his new intermediate grammar for Biblical Hebrew

Orthodox Christology in a secular age

In a secular culture the church must hold fast to its confessional Christology, says Wellum on the importance of proclaiming Christ’s exclusivity in pluralistic culture

Working with purpose: Hamilton discusses new book on biblical theology of work

Work is not incidental to Creation, but a fundamental purpose of humanity’s role as image bearers of God, writes James M. Hamilton Jr. in his new book.

Training the heart, head, and hands: Sills on writing a teaching manual for equipping pastors overseas

SBTS missions professor David Sills talks about his new manual for disciple-making in International contexts.

‘Sacred Mission’

I have a sacred mission to keep pastors and Christians reading the Greek New Testament for life. … it’s going to make them people who will proclaim clearly what the Scripture says and ultimately that’s the proclamation of the gospel. — Robert L. Plummer

Confessing the Faith

At times we need to make certain we’re holding up our own confession of faith and making clear that this is not just what we believe, it’s who we are. … this book is a way of making clear for now and for future generations these are the truths we hold and hold boldly. — R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Authority and salvation: Allison discusses Reformation and what divides Catholics and Protestants

Gregg R. Allison and his new book, The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years

3 Questions with Robby Gallaty

EDITOR’S NOTE: Robby Gallaty is the senior pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and founder of Replicate Ministries. 1. What would you want a seminary student to learn from your story? I still don’t know how they let me into seminary. I was a year-and-a-half from drugs and alcohol and they let me…

Worldview Confidence

Baise on teaching Boyce students to counter secularism with ‘gospel swagger’

Mohler on new academic year, opportunities for students

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, SBTS President R. Albert Mohler Jr. discusses the 2016-17 academic year with Towers editor S. Craig Sanders.   CS: Going into the 24th year of your presidency, what are you most thankful for? RAM: I’m most thankful that as we look across the landscape of theological education and even Christian…

‘Building Christian character’: Prince discusses the role of sports in Christian discipleship

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, David E. Prince, assistant professor of Christian preaching and pastor of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, discusses his book In the Arena with Towers editor S. Craig Sanders. CS: What about the book and its message is important to communicate? DP: The book is essentially about Jesus, the church, family, and sports. I…

Faithfulness in persecution: Juan Sanchez discusses book on 1 Peter

EDITOR’S NOTE:  In what follows, Juan Sanchez, SBTS assistant professor of Christian theology and senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, talks with Towers writer Andrew J.W. Smith about his book 1 Peter For You.   AJWS: What does the church today need to hear from the book of 1 Peter?   JS: Well, particularly in…

‘Sacred mission’: Plummer on his love for Greek and new intermediate grammar

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Robert L. Plummer, professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary, talks with Towers writer Andrew J.W. Smith about the new intermediate grammar he co-authored, Going Deeper With New Testament Greek.   AJWS: Most intermediate grammars tend to be more technical and don’t have all the things this book has — exercises, practice sentences,…

‘That you may believe’: Cook talks new Gospel of John commentary

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, William F. Cook, professor of New Testament interpretation, discusses his new commentary, John: Jesus Christ is God, with Towers writer Andrew J.W. Smith.   AJWS: There’s been so much written about the gospel of John. Why write this commentary? WC: When I wrote this commentary, I realized that some of the great commentaries in recent years…

Preparing Missionaries for Global Challenges

Sills discusses the church’s unchanging mission.

‘Humble and brilliant’: Wright discusses new biography on Theodore Beza

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Shawn D. Wright, associate professor of church history at Southern Seminary, talks about his new book, Theodore Beza: The Man and the Myth, with Towers writer Andrew J.W. Smith. AJWS: What can seminary students learn from Theodore Beza? SW: I think it’s always helpful to learn from a man who lives in a very…