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Volume 13, Issue 05

Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

The wonder awakens: The religious world of the Star Wars saga

When the next Star Wars movie comes out, go to a showing and talk to 20 people standing in line. You’ll hear 20 different stories about the first time they saw the movies — one a 12-year-old with his brother, another a 7-year-old at the cinema for the first time, another a ’90s kid watching…

Biblical echoes in Hollywood: A guide to watching movies Christianly

Media mogul John Sampey used vinyl, film to reduce seminary debt

When John R. Sampey was named president of Southern Seminary in 1929, he inherited a brand new Lexington Road campus with $992,000 in related debt (about $13 million in today’s money).1 Only a few months later, a stock market crash initiated the Great Depression. Fortunately for the seminary and the denomination, Sampey was a capable…

Servants with a badge: Campus Police brings experienced force to serve Southern Seminary

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary sits nestled in the Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville. The large trees and beautiful homes gives the area surrounding Southern a warmth beyond its property lines. “If someone handed you a map of the city of Louisville and said to pick a great location to place Southern Seminary, you couldn’t…

Winning souls, not a culture war: Burk, Lambert on ministering to homosexuals

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Denny Burk, professor of biblical studies at Boyce College, and Heath Lambert, assistant professor of biblical counseling, discuss their new book, Transforming Homosexuality, with Towers writer Annie Corser. AC: Why did you pursue writing this book together? DB: My initial concern was driven by things I was seeing in evangelical Christianity, in which we…

Feature book review: ‘Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says About Sexual Orientation and Change’

Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says About Sexual Orientation and Change Denny Burk and Heath Lambert (P & R Publishing 2015, $9.99) The gospel ultimately demands a heart change from homosexuals, Boyce College professors Denny Burk and Heath Lambert write in their new book Transforming Homosexuality. Burk, a professor of biblical studies at Boyce, and Lambert, executive director…

Book Reviews: ‘The Owlings: Book Two,’ ‘A Christian’s Pocket Guide to the Papacy,’ ‘Reading C.S. Lewis: A Commentary,’ ‘The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings,’

The Owlings: Book Two, Daniel A. DeWitt (Theolatte Press 2015, $10.99) Review by Annie Corser The Owlings is a series of worldview novellas written for younger readers to introduce them to big worldview truths. Boyce College Dean Dan DeWitt wrote this series to explain deep worldview topics in an accessible format. The first book in the series…

Towers | Dec-Jan 2016