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Volume 12, Issue 05

Dec 2013 – Jan 2014

‘Greater than the darkness’: Storytelling and the light of the gospel

In the dark days of World War I, British soldiers carried with them in the trenches an epic poem they treasured deeply. It cast a spiritual meaning to the war, providing a national and religious icon. G.K. Chesterton’s The Ballad of the White Horse retold the AD 878 victory of Alfred the Great over the…

‘A different worldview’: Allison discusses new book on Roman Catholic theology

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, discusses his new book, Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment, with Towers editor S. Craig Sanders. CS: What was your methodology for assessing Roman Catholic theology and how did you engage with it in this book? GA: Most…

Review: ‘Roman Catholic Theology and Practice’

Gregg R. Allison, Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment (Crossway 2014, $28) The Roman Catholic Church has arguably reached a zenith in its cultural relevance and worldwide presence. In less than two years, Pope Francis has reversed public approval of the Vatican and captured the affections of the media. But how should evangelical Christians respond…

Book reviews: ‘The Stories We Tell,’ ‘The Hobbit Party,’ ‘The Warden and the Wolf King,’ and ‘Fierce Convictions’

Mike Cosper, The Stories We Tell (Crossway 2014, $15.99) Review by Andrew J.W. Smith Christians are storytellers. At every church gathering, we reenact in vivid, intentional ways the story of God’s redemption of his people. The best stories resonate because they prick hearts that were made for another world, and the imprint of eternal reality…

‘The Thinking Spot’: An excerpt from ‘The Owlings’

Every person has a worldview and every worldview is a story. The Christian story is simply better, and to borrow a pet phrase from Henry Kissinger, “it has the added advantage of being true.” The Owlings is a worldview adventure for readers young and old alike about a young boy named Josiah who discovered an…

Collection of historic SBTS documents available for research

The Archives & Special Collections staff is pleased to announce the opening of one of Southern Seminary’s most important historical collections. Simply titled “The Reports of the President,” this collection bears witness to the diligent work of the seminary’s earliest faculty, trustees, and employees as they labored to ensure the financial and theological health of…

‘Pioneer’ among unreached peoples, Scott Bridger educates on Islam

From Haifa, Israel, to Louisville, Kentucky, Scott Bridger devotes his life to the people of the Middle East. He lives, breathes, and teaches Islamic studies, and after living in the Middle East for 12 years, he now instructs Southern Seminary students about a Christian understanding of Islam. Bridger’s devotion to studying Islam and its people…

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