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2017

DNA of a Christian work ethic

Christians ought to be marked by diligence, integrity, and eternity in their work, writes Jim Stitzinger.

The personal stewardship of James P. Boyce

The financial struggles and successes of the founder of Southern Seminary.

Blessing the bereaved: Jane Kratz turned her grief into ministry

After losing her husband to cystic fibrosis, Kratz committed herself to helping others deal with their own grief.

Why read aloud?

strategies for reading to your children

Friends Now and Hereafter: The Ghost Story of A.T. Robertson

John Sampey received a mysterious letter with a message from his late friend and colleague A.T. Robertson. Problem was, Robertson had been dead for three years.

Monks, meditation, and Matthew

A Vietnamese student’s road to faith

How fiction can enrich your spiritual imagination

Don’t just start scrolling through your Netflix queue immediately after taking your last final exam. Set the TV remote aside for a minute and crack open a novel first. You might be surprised where it takes you.

Riggan’s rigor: Remembering the remarkable life of George W. Riggan

Distinguishing himself as the antithesis of Crawford Toy, Riggan is remembered as having the potential to be one of the seminary’s most accomplished and respected professors.

‘I became a Christian in the classroom’

Daniel M. Gurtner, SBTS faculty member, on why academic rigor equips students for ministry.

Peace or Sword? Reaching Muslims in a divided world

Ayman Ibrahim led a team from Southern Seminary to Dearborn, Michigan — known as the “Mecca of the United States” and boasts the highest concentration of Muslims of any city in the country.

From a 540 to the 10/40: A skateboarder’s journey to SBTS

Freddy Sinarahua formerly a semi-pro skateboarder with big dreams but a messy spiritual life, Freddy Sinarahua saw a failed job prospect turn into a life-changing relationship.

A.T. Robertson’s unsinkable Greek grammar

A.T. Robertson’s Greek Grammar Learn the story of sacrifice and struggle behind one of the most important Greek grammars of the 20th century.

GREEKONOMICS: How to set goals, manage your time, and grow your Greek

Greek in seminary is hard; keeping up with it after you finish your required classes is a different kind of challenge. Robert L. Plummer gives you the tools and encouragement to keep your Greek New Testament open.

Polishing the glimmerings of God’s design in the classical world

Meet Harvard graduate and new Boyce College professor Tyler Flatt and his vision for classical education.

Spring Preview 2017

Think of this like an instruction manual, except fun. We’ll tell you what you need to know to be a successful student, how to grow in your spiritual devotion, and where to go when it’s time to relax.

“al-’arabīyah”: The study of Arabic at SBTS

Learn the history of Arabic instruction at Southern Seminary, which dates back to the end of the 19th century.

Book Reviews:’Glory in the Ordinary’;’Father Brown and the Ten Commandments’;

Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to Godby Courtney Reissig (Crossway 2017, $14.99) Review by Annie Corser In Glory in the Ordinary, Courtney Reissig challenges the rising cultural mindset that housework is mundane and meaningless. Although she writes from her experience as a stay-at-home mom, Reissig provides deep theology about…

Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention

Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention by Jarvis J. Williams and Kevin M. Jones, editors. (B&H Academic 2017, $24.99) He had hardly left the church parking lot on the way to a missions and evangelism conference when an elderly and active lady in my father’s Southern Baptist congregation uttered the first…

Overcoming the stain of racism

Williams and Jones discuss new book on race and the Southern Baptist Convention

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.…

Feature review: Invitation to Biblical Hebrew

Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: An Intermediate Grammar by Russell T. Fuller (Kregel Publications 2017, $64.99) Regardless of the method you choose, learning Biblical Hebrew is hard. A massive amount of memorization, diligence, and patience are required to learn it well, and the student is exposed to a extremely foreign language system. While Greek has letters…

Book Reviews: ‘This is Our Time’;‘Assisted Suicide’;‘The Son of God’;‘Grace Alone’

This is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel by Trevin Wax (B&H Books 2017, $16.99) Review by S. Craig Sanders At 35, SBTS alumnus Trevin Wax is one of the earliest millennials, at the edge of the divide with Generation X. But in his new book This is Our Time, Wax confronts…

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

3 Questions with Richard Lee

3 Questions with Richard Lee, Director of church mobilization, International Justice Mission All injustice should be resisted, but what injustice is the evangelical church best equipped to address? As you look at Scripture passages like Micah 6, Isaiah 58, and Luke 10, it becomes pretty clear that justice is at the heart of discipleship. If…

Book Reviews: ‘Revitalize’;‘Exalting Jesus in Hebrews’;‘The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life’;‘Christ Alone’

Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again by Andrew M. Davis (Baker Books 2017, $15.99) Review by S. Craig Sanders Church revitalization is a trending topic in American evangelicalism and it’s no surprise why — thousands of churches close their doors each year and the number of unchurched adults in the United…

Feature review: God the Son Incarnate

Orthodox Christology remains the most faithful to the biblical presentation of Christ and the most coherent theological formulation of his identity and significance.

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

Book Reviews: ‘Engaging with Jewish People’;’A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament’;’Among Wolves’;’The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon’

Engaging with Jewish People: Understanding Their World Sharing Good News by Randy Newman (The Good Book Company 2016, $11.99) Review by Annie Corser In Engaging with Jewish People, Randy Newman tackles the challenge of sharing the gospel with Jewish people. Raised in a Jewish family, Newman outlines who Jewish people are, pieces of their history, and…

Feature review: Work and Our Labor in the Lord

God gave men stewardship of the land and all life on it. All tasks man undertakes in God’s world can be seen in relationship to that original commission.

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.

3 Questions with Raleigh Sadler

3 Questions with Raleigh Sadler, Founder, Let My People Go; director of justice ministries, Metropolitan New York Baptist Association

3 Questions with Daniel B. Wallace

3 Questions with Daniel B. Wallace, professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary; author, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics

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.

Feature review: ‘Hearts, Heads, & Hands: A Manual for Teaching Others to Teach Others’

Spiritual growth, wisdom, and proper understanding of the Bible do not happen automatically when someone receives the Holy Spirit, but require training and discipleship based on one’s cultural background.