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The centrality of Scripture yesterday, today and forever

The errors that Luther countered in 1517 and throughout the Reformation have persisted even into our own day.

The Reformation and Publishing

The Reformation was not only the rediscovery of central Christian doctrine, but also a beginning of a technological breakthrough in publishing.

The 122-year legacy of Consolidated Baptist Church

Two Southern Seminary alumni lead historic African American Baptist church in Lexington, Kentucky.

Fall News and Events

Fall Festival, new apologetics program, classical education at Boyce, and more

‘Blessed are the flourishing’

Pennington discusses his book on the Sermon on the Mount.

Are the Five Solas Biblical?

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

Editorial: Our Glorious Triune God

We must never grow tired of gaining greater precision and clarity in our theological thinking, especially when it is about the God who has created and redeemed us.

The Pattern of the Father: Divine Fatherhood in Gregory of Nazianzus

Introduction One of the more evocative elements of Gregory of Nazianzus’s (hereafter, Nazianzen) teaching on the Trinity is that of a “superabundant” one which moves to two and stops at three (Ors. 23.8; 29.2). If we associate the “one” with the Father, we see a dynamism which moves out from his person resulting in the…

Trinity and Economy in Thomas Aquinas

Introduction The doctrine of the Trinity is a catholic teaching, a common possession of Christ’s whole church which expresses our understanding of the one who possesses and keeps us by his redeeming grace. Yet this doctrine that ought to foster a sense of unity among all orthodox believers has been a point of contention in…

“Uttering the Praises of the Father, of the Son, and of the Spirit:” John Calvin on the Divine Trinity

“It is impossible to praise God without also uttering the praises of the Father, of the Son, and of the Spirit”

Charles Hodge on the Doctrine of the “Adorable Trinity”

Introduction Shortly after the untimely death of his brother’s son in December 1850, Charles Hodge wrote to his brother Hugh gently to remind him that the only way to cultivate the kind of sorrow that “is [in] every way healthful to the soul” is to mingle sorrow “with pious feeling, with resignation, confidence in God,…

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield on the Doctrine of the Trinity

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851-1921) left his lasting impress on Reformed theology most famously in his careful exposition and defense of the doctrine of inspiration, but he also made important contributions in Christology and other areas of doctrine. With the recent rise of interest in Warfield (indeed, in all things Old Princeton) his understanding and treatment…

Book Reviews

Book Reviews Debated Issues in Sovereign Predestination: Early Lutheran Predestination, Calvinian Reprobation, and Variations in Genevan Lapsarianism. By Joel R. Beeke. Reformed Historical Theology 42. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017, 252 pp., 65,00 €. Joel Beeke sets out to trace the doctrine of double predestination in sixteenth-century Lutheranism and in John Calvin and his successors…

Returning to the covenant

“I can teach people what I think the Bible is saying, but I’m more interested in them actually learning to read the text for themselves and coming to the right conclusions.”

Three Scripture passages to help you fight porn

Genesis 39:9 Joseph, being tempted by Potiphar’s wife: “How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” Jones: What kept Joseph from sin? “How could I do such a wicked thing and…”? Contract an STI? Risk an unwanted pregnancy? Jeopardize my seminary status or my marriage or my church ministry? Disappoint my…

What if I’m struggling with pornography use?

Featuring Eric L. Johnson, Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at Southern Seminary AJWS: In your experience, what factors are involved in a young man’s ongoing pornography addiction? What drives him back to it time and time again — despite negative consequences (getting caught, spiritual lifelessness, relational separation, chronic guilt, etc.)? EJ: We…

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