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2016 Election: A guide for Christian citizens on issues that matter

With two unsavory options on the 2016 presidential ballot for Nov. 8, many evangelicals do not feel represented in the issues they care about and feel increasingly ostracized from political discourse. In a recent interview with Towers, SBTS President R. Albert Mohler Jr. encouraged the seminary community to discuss the various aspects of this complex…

From racial wounds to gospel healing, ONE co-founder Latevia Priddy pursues justice and racial reconciliation

Latevia Priddy, an African-American student at Southern Seminary, knows what it is like to be stereotyped because of the color of her skin. “My story would tell you that I would hate white people,” she said. Growing up in the projects of Paducah, Kentucky, Priddy realized that being poor and African-American ostracized her in many…

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…

All Student Summit: Taking Care of Your Soul

Robert Konemann’s legacy of faithfulness

Even in the late stages of a brutal and physically exhausting disease, Robert Konemann was always there. At Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night services at his home church, Fisherville Baptist, at both Boyce and Southern Seminary graduations, in the lives of his wife and children. Konemann, who served as project manager at Southern Seminary starting in 2012, passed away…

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…

Hall to lead a ‘new song’ of racial reconciliation as Boyce College dean

Matthew Hall, newly appointed dean of Boyce College, knows what it feels like to be different. He knows what it feels like to be an outsider, to wake up every morning knowing he’s not like everybody else. Hall was one of three children, and his family spent six years of his childhood as missionaries in…