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Southern Seminary houses the only school endorsed by Billy Graham

Billy Graham leaves behind a rich legacy not only in evangelism and American religious life, but in the history of Southern Seminary. In 1963, under the leadership of SBTS President Duke McCall, the school established the Billy Graham chair of evangelism, which became a position now held by Timothy K. Beougher. In 1993, Southern Seminary…

3 Questions with Brett McCracken

Brett McCracken Senior editor at The Gospel Coalition, author of Uncomfortable, regular film critic Your new book Uncomfortable explains the value of embracing flawed but essential local church communities. Why was that topic important to you? It was important to me because the local church is so incredibly important. I see many in my generation…

‘Revolutionary words’: how The Lord’s Prayer changes everything

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, talks with Towers editor Andrew J.W. Smith about his new book, The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down. AJWS: Why write a book on prayer now? Was there a motivating factor? RAM: There’s a motivating factor deeply rooted in history. There has been…

Feature review: The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord’s Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution R. Albert Mohler Jr. The Lord’s Prayer is a revolutionary and earth-shattering manifesto for God’s eternal reign in heaven and earth, writes R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his new book, The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down, which…

Book and Music Reviews: ‘The City of God and the Goal of Creation’; ‘Making All Things New’; ‘Songs from the Valley’; ‘Retrieving Eternal Generation’

The City of God and the Goal of Creation by T. Desmond Alexander (Crossway, 2018, $15.99) Review by Sarah Haywood “At the very heart of God’s plan for our world stands an extraordinary city,” T. Desmond Alexander writes. His new book, The City of God and the Goal of Creation, is the latest volume in…

The Gift of Singleness?

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 7 that singleness can be a “gift.” But it doesn’t often feel that way. What did Paul mean when he encouraged the unmarried to remain that way, and what could that mean for us?

Finding Your Place

A Conversation on Singleness

Ten Recommendations for Navigating Singleness

While Still Preparing for Marriage

Learning From History

Professor wants students to learn from the ‘indispensable’ past

Luther Rice’s Unrequited Proposal


Feature review: Teaching the World

Teaching the World: Foundations for Online Theological Education by John Cartwright, Gabriel Etzel, Christopher Jackson, and Timothy Paul Jones (Baker Academic 2017, $19.99) Review by RuthAnne Irvin Humans interact with more technology today than ever before. Most traditional forms of education, media, and communication shifted with technological advances, that brought both advantages and prospective challenges.…

Book and Music Reviews: ‘Jesus the Messiah’; ‘Uncomfortable’; ‘Prayers of the Saints’

Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ by Robert H. Stein (IVP Academic, 2017, $27) Review by Andrew J.W. Smith From a former Southern Seminary New Testament and hermeneutics professor comes this new paperback version of his 1996 survey of the life of Jesus Christ, Jesus the Messiah. Robert H. Stein, currently…

3 Questions with Travis Cottrell

Travis Cottrell Contemporary Christian music artist and worship leader What hymn has most influenced you both personally and in ministry? This is too hard of a question! Different hymns have come to mean different things to me in various seasons of life. Looking back, one that constantly pops back up as being important to me…

10 things you probably didn’t have time for during your first semester — and still need to do

With your class schedule in place, resolve to try something different this semester. This list will give you a place to start.

Get to know the new communications VP

Kody Gibson’s path to academic administration.

SBTS Missions Heritage Stretches to its Earliest Days

history highlight

The Body: Why your soul is not enough

You always hear about ‘new year, new you.’ But have you stopped to think about the theological reason health and fitness matters?

Hold the Chicken, Hit the Gym