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2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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…

Christ from Beginning to End Trent Hunter and Stephen Wellum

Not everyone will study theology. But everyone should be able to study the Bible the right way. This is why Stephen J. Wellum, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, and Trent Hunter wrote Christ from Beginning to End: How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ. This book helps readers…

Distilling doctrine

Allison’s new book makes it easier than ever to understand and teach theology

Feature Book Review: 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith

50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology by Gregg R. Allison If you have ever taught Bible or theology to kids or teenagers as a recently enrolled seminary student, you know that it can be difficult to distill all of the complex and nuanced information from your seminary…

Book Reviews: ‘A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards’; ‘Becoming a Welcoming Church’; ‘Evergreen’; ‘The Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers’

A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards by Nathan Finn and Jeremy M. Kimble (Crossway, 2017 $21.99) Review by Aaron Cline Hanbury No American wields more theological influence on evangelical than Jonathan Edwards. Yet if you ask around, you’ll find few Christians — even those of us who claim his theological lineage…

Southern Seminary houses the only school endorsed by Billy Graham

Billy Graham leaves behind a rich legacy not only in evangelism and American religious life, but in the history of Southern Seminary. In 1963, under the leadership of SBTS President Duke McCall, the school established the Billy Graham chair of evangelism, which became a position now held by Timothy K. Beougher. In 1993, Southern Seminary…

3 Questions with Brett McCracken

Brett McCracken Senior editor at The Gospel Coalition, author of Uncomfortable, regular film critic Your new book Uncomfortable explains the value of embracing flawed but essential local church communities. Why was that topic important to you? It was important to me because the local church is so incredibly important. I see many in my generation…