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Volume 13, Issue 08

April 2015

‘The Means of Grace’ — Charles Wesley on spiritual disciplines

Among Protestant practitioners of spiritual disciplines, the Oxford Holy Club developed one of the most famed regimens. The group, initiated by Charles Wesley in 1728 and supported by his brother John, included other luminaries like George Whitefield, John Clayton, and Benjamin Ingham. This society — also dubbed “the Methodists” — encouraged pious acts such as…

Is this the end?: The quest for a global Islam and the hope of Christian eschatology

Led along the edge of a Libyan beach by Islamic State militants, 21 Egyptian Christians wearing the orange jumpsuits of prisoners received the white robes of martyrs. A gruesome video released in mid-February depicted their captors forcing the men to the ground and beheading them with swift, simultaneous strokes of the blade. The mass execution…

The land promise in biblical theology: Martin discusses theological challenges in new book

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Oren Martin, assistant professor of Christian theology at Boyce College and Southern Seminary, discusses his new book, Bound for the Promised Land, with Towers news writer Andrew J.W. Smith. AJWS: Why should the church today care about the land promise? What significance does it have for the church? OM: I think it…

Feature book review: ‘Bound for the Promised Land’

Bound for the Promised Land: The Land Promise in God’s Redemptive Plan  Oren R. Martin In Bound for the Promised Land, Oren R. Martin, assistant professor of Christian theology at Boyce College and Southern Seminary, presents a biblical theology of God’s promise of land for his people. Revised and condensed from Martin’s dissertation, the book is…

Reviews: ‘Jesus, Jihad and Peace,’ ‘Jesus, The Temple and the Coming Son of Man,’ ‘With the Clouds of Heaven,’ ‘American Apocalypse’

Jesus, Jihad and Peace: What Bible Prophecy Says About World Events Today  Michael Youssef Review by S. Craig Sanders (Worthy Publishing 2015, $12) In Jesus, Jihad and Peace, Islamic scholar Michael Youssef explores the rising global tension between Islam and Christianity, demonstrating how God is displaying his eschatological purpose through current events. “In a world that…

The singing theologian

Echoing Martin Luther, Barry Joslin tells every class he teaches never to trust a theologian who does not sing. But what Joslin’s students say they remember is how he models the singing theologian. “Worship is a natural response to theology. If anybody has taken any of my classes, they know they always hear the phrase,…

John Broadus and the Apocalypse

Researching the eschatological perspectives of the seminary’s founding professors is a difficult task, since none of them ever published dedicated works on the subject. The most highly regarded preacher among the early seminary faculty was John Albert Broadus, who approached the subject of eschatology with both humility and discernment, as can be seen through references…

Towers | April 2015