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Surprised by Schreiner

one student’s journey across the theological spectrum

Inerrancy preserved

Why we can still trust the Bible, despite manuscript differences

Has the church always believed this?

Three witnesses to the doctrines of inspiration and inerrancy in church history

know your neighborhood

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The long road to media engagement in the SBC

HISTORY HIGHLIGHT

From Google to Grudem

Jake Tuazon’s path to SBTS

How to watch Netflix

Redeeming Media Consumption

The blessing of busyness

Pastor, professor, and father of five finds life outside himself.

Pitfalls of the novice minister

Your first church job is going to stretch you in ways you won’t anticipate.

William Whitsitt’s private grudges

HISTORY HIGHLIGHT

Heaven: God’s Presence and Purpose

Heaven can be difficult to picture.

Preaching: An exercise in longing

How to preach so your church wants heaven more than life

A call to teach and to reconcile: Boyce professor teaches the gospel and race reconciliation

Kevin Jones’s journey to Southern Seminary from west Louisville, and his passion for racial reconciliation.

An amillennial interpretation of Revelation 20

Theology Forum

A.T. Robertson’s Heavenly Sermon

HISTORY HIGHLIGHT

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

Theology Forum: Who would be on your theological Mt. Rushmore?

We asked Southern professors, “Excluding biblical characters (so, not Moses, Jesus, or Paul), who would be on your theological Mt. Rushmore?”

Main Course: Tips for Surviving Greek

There are a lot of things that are important to the seminary student — ministry, work, family, and personal spiritual growth. But don’t lose sight of this fact: You are here to study. this series of articles hopes to make that responsibility more manageable.

Leadership in Community

jones and wilder discuss how to lead gently

History Highlight: Basil Manly’s fight for the truth of the Bible

Basil Manly, Jr., one of the four founders of Southern Seminary, is primarily remembered today as the author of three important compositions: the Abstract of Principles, the hymn “Soldiers in Christ, in Truth Arrayed,” and The Bible Doctrine of Inspiration Explained and Vindicated. All three have played important roles in the history of Southern Seminary,…

Three Questions with Matt Papa

We need to remember our propensities, and graciously defer to and learn from others.

Book Reviews November 2018

“The God Who Goes Before You: Pastoral Leadership as Christ-Centered Followership”; “In His Image”; “The Gospel Comes with a House Key”; “Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness”; “Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption through Scripture”

Three Questions with Alistair Begg

Freedom of delivery in the pulpit depends upon careful organization in the study.

History Highlight: SBTS Library Archives — then and now

Materials in the Archives and Special Collections are available for research Monday through Friday, 9-5, on the second floor of the James P. Boyce Centennial Library.

Book Reviews September 2018

“Spiritual Gifts: What They Are and Why They Matter”; “How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age”; “Kiss the wave: Embracing God in Your Trials”; “ESV Archeology Study Bible”; “Acts 1-12 For You”

What should we do about spiritual gifts?

Thomas R. Schreiner discusses his new book on the topic.

The gospel in color: how to teach your kids

Jarvis Williams and Curtis Woods discuss their new book ‘the gospel in color.’

Main Course: Tips for Surviving Seminary

For many, the academic rigor of master’s-level seminary work is daunting. S. Craig Sanders, former editor of Towers and an SBTS M.Div. graduate, offers a few tips and words of advice.

Theology Forum: What is “open” or “closed” communion — and why does it matter?

When a church observes communion, who is eligible to sit at the Lord’s table?

Feature Review: Growing In Gratitude

Growing In Gratitude Gratitude is more complex than a smile on one’s face or a polite, “thank you.” In Growing in Gratitude, Mary Mohler provides a rich theology revealing the deeper roots of gratitude. Many Christians experience a lull in their joy for the things of God years after conversion, and Mohler encourages them to…

Book Reviews: ‘When Your Twenties Are Darker Than You Expected ‘; ‘All Things Hold Together in Christ’; ‘To Change the Church’; ‘An Introduction to Christian Worldview’

When Your Twenties Are Darker Than You Expected by Paul Maxwell (Amazon Kindle 2018, $2.99) Review by Sarah Haywood Twentysomethings experience a decade that is often dark and difficult to navigate, where the expectations of childhood disappear and responsibility arises. The “darkness” of the this stage is real, and in learning to engage it, according…

Gratitude is a ‘deeply theological issue’

EDITOR’S NOTE: In her debut book, Mary Mohler, the first lady of Southern Seminary, encourages readers to pursue gratitude and offers strategies for how to grow in it. Towers contributor Annie Corser sat down with Mohler in her home to talk about the book, Growing in Gratitude. AC: How important is it to know Scripture…

‘Reading Rightly’

Wellum helps readers see Christ on every page of Scripture

Book Reviews: ‘Creation Care’; ‘How to Ruin Your Life’; ‘Resurrection Letters’; ’15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me’

Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World by Douglas J. Moo and Jonathan A. Moo (Zondervan 2018, $22.34) Review by Gabriel Reyes-Ordeix The term “creation care” is a buzzword. It refers to human ethical responsibility toward the non-human world, but is often left vague and highly politicized. Creation Care, written by Douglas and…