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2013

What is Biblical Theology by James M. Hamilton Jr.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Towers book review editor Matt Damico reviews What Is Biblical Theology? by James M. Hamilton Jr.  An interview with Dr. Hamilton concerning his book can be found here.  Author N.D. Wilson recently wrote, “‘Story, story, my life is a story,’ says the hipster to his Twitter feed.” But, as Wilson admits, the hipster is at least…

Towers | Dec-Jan 2014

The tale of C.S. Lewis’ imaginative legacy

C.S. Lewis is to evangelicalism what Elvis is to rock music. It is doubtful that you will find a multitude of Lewis impersonators if you visit Las Vegas; it would certainly be comical if you did, but in the same way that Elvis is an unavoidable figure in the history of American pop culture, you…

Seven questions about C.S. Lewis with Alister McGrath

Fifty years ago, Nov. 22, 1963, 20th century author and English scholar C.S. Lewis died. Five decades later, his influence continues to grow. Towers editor Aaron Cline Hanbury asks Alister McGrath, theologian, intellectual historian and apologist at King’s College London, about the legacy of Lewis and his new books, C.S. Lewis — A Life and The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis.  …

Elephant in the room: Evangelicals continue to value C.S. Lewis despite theological differences

According to four evangelicals, C.S. Lewis was sometimes wrong. Less than a month after Lewis’ death in November 1963, a writer for Christianity Today cited English pastor Martyn Lloyd-Jones — who was a friend of Lewis’ — as an evangelical with “reservations” about Lewis. CT writer J.D. Douglas paraphrases Lloyd-Jones, saying Lewis’ view of salvation…

Towers | November 2013

Twelve hours with the president: A photo essay

  During Southern Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s 20th anniversary convocation day, Towers photographer Emil Handke shadowed the president, capturing the day from every angle. (Images are property of Southern Seminary’s Office of Communications and may not be reused without permission.)   9:26 a.m. – The president’s office on the second floor of Norton Hall…

Towers | October 2013

Evangelical centrifuge: president Mohler builds a faculty

When R. Albert Mohler Jr. assumed office as the ninth president of Southern Seminary, he brought with him a desire to bring the theology taught in the classrooms into conformity with the heritage of the institution’s founding faculty members — James P. Boyce, John A. Broadus, Basil Manly Jr. and William Williams. In 1993, few…

Twenty years and counting: Mohler reflects on his presidency of Southern Seminary

In April 1995, he was completely spent. “I thought it was all over,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr. “I just thought I didn’t have anymore to give. I thought this was it.” Two weeks earlier, the faculty of Southern Seminary, where Mohler had been president for less than two years, overwhelmingly supported a motion that…

Adam W. Greenway, BGS dean, ready for ‘best job in the world’

Adam W. Greenway says he has “the best job in the world.” This year, Greenway entered a new phase of his ministry when Southern Seminary president, R. Albert Mohler Jr., announced the appointment of Greenway as dean of the seminary’s newly restructured Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry. The new Graham School, which…

Carl Henry’s Grand Dream: A Gospel-Driven Christian School

From the moment one first hears of him, one can guess that the great 20th century theologian Carl Ferdinand Howard Henry lived an outsized life. Bearing not one but two middle names, he attained not one but two doctorates. Many scholars would be pleased, over the course of their careers, to produce six dense volumes…

Dear Southern Seminary: Tim Challies writes letter to students at Southern Seminary

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tim Challies, popular blogger and author in Ontario, Canada, published the following letter on his blog, www.challies.com, Aug. 19., after a data chart showed Louisville, Ky., as the top location of his blog readership. Reprinted here by permission.   Dear Southern Seminary, As you begin your classes once again, I want to send…

Seven questions about Carl F.H. Henry with Gregory Alan Thornbury

In what follows, Gregory Alan Thornbury, the new president of The King’s College in new york city, answers seven questions about 20th century theologian Carl F.H. Henry and his new book, Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F.H. Henry.    When did you first encounter Carl F.H. Henry (not necessarily in-person)?…

‘Wistful for his presence and grateful for his influence’ – Mohler Talks About Carl F. H. Henry and His Centennial Celebration

Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, discusses the ministry and influence of Carl F.H. Henry with James A. Smith Sr., Towers executive editor.   JS: Why is Carl Henry important? RAM: In the history of evangelicalism in the 20th century, no one rivals Carl Henry in terms of being at the very center of…

Towers | September 2013

The vision of James P. Boyce and the Abstract of Principles

Boyce believed that the Baptist seminary he desired to establish must be two things: conformed to scriptural truth and faithful to serve its denomination.

Review: The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments

(Baker 2013, $44.99), Thomas R. Schreiner Review by Josh Hayes Some say that genius is making the complex seem simple. If this is so, then calling New Testament scholar and Southern Seminary professor Thomas R. Schreiner a genius may not be an overstatement. Whether in writing, the classroom or the pulpit, Schreiner displays an uncanny…