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Author Interview: Thomas R. Schreiner on 1 Corinthians

Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sat down with Andrew Smith to talk about the scholar’s new commentary on 1 Corinthians.

Good eschatology can keep a pastor from burnout

If we’re to endure faithfully in pastoral ministry, we need to remember that we’re leading the church in a time of tension — between the already and the not-yet.

4 important questions to ask before joining a church

If you can answer in the affirmative to all four of these questions, there is a good possibility you have found your next church.

Here’s why we must never preach legalism

Legalism always produces two kinds of people: Those who know they do not measure up to God’s standards; and those who pretend that they measure up to God’s standards.

Should I consider journaling this year?

Unlike the words of David and Jeremiah in Scripture, no believer’s writings today are divinely inspired. But the example of the biblical authors in writing their prayers, meditations, questions, etc., provides scriptural validation for Christians today to do the same.

Six ways the cradle points to the cross

The good news links the Christmas story with Easter and shows how one is incomplete without the other.

What are involuntary sins and how should we deal with them?

Our responses flow from somewhere — from the deeper realities of the hearts we’re stewards of. We are stewards of the deeper realities just as much as we are of the surface expressions.

Christ-centered courage trumps charisma and gifts in evangelism

Love and mercy will reign forever when hate is cast away into outer darkness.

Humility can help a pastor avoid burnout

If you are a pastor, criticism comes with the territory.

Give yourself to the discipline of learning

A hunger to learn the Word of God, the ways of God, and the will of God expresses a hunger for God himself.

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.

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,…

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”

When should a pastor say no to a wedding?

We should always sit at the feet of older, more seasoned pastors, and learn from their mistakes. Often, the implications of a wedding don’t show up for years, sometimes even decades.

Seven ways to identify a healthy church

If a leader has all of the following seven traits, it is likely that leader will lead the congregation to greater health.

10 ways to respond to opposition

Don’t respond to opposition with that toxic blend of fear and anger. Respond with grace and truth.