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Volume 13, Issue 07

March 2015

‘A fire in my bones’: Ministry and the seminarian

When Samuel Vance walked into church in December 1996, he had his life planned out. He was 18 years old, visiting a church during his winter break from college — a hard-working student who had mapped the rest of his life during his first semester. He grew up in a working-class Christian home and professed…

Testifying to sufficient grace in suffering: Michael Pohlman

Three months after his wife’s death, Michael Pohlman received a call from the man who performed the memorial service, encouraging Pohlman to return to Southern Seminary and join the faculty as assistant professor of Christian preaching. Robert Vogel, the Carl E. Bates Professor of Christian Preaching, mentored Pohlman during his time in seminary, and the two…

Reviews: ‘Who is Jesus?’ ‘The Daring Heart of David Livingstone,’ ‘John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings,’ ‘Shepherding God’s Flock’

Who is Jesus?  Greg Gilbert Review by RuthAnne Irvin Many people today, including those in church pews each Sunday, struggle to answer a simple question: Who is Jesus? In his new book, Greg Gilbert explores the historical and biblical accounts of Jesus not only as a person but as the Son of God. Gilbert opens Who Is Jesus? with…

Feature book review: Commentary on Hebrews

Commentary on Hebrews  Thomas R. Schreiner In the first commentary released in the Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation series, Thomas R. Schreiner’s Commentary on Hebrews explores the theology of the New Testament epistle in relation to the biblical canon. “In considering the theological message of the letter, it is important to locate the fundamental purpose of the…

‘Don’t fall away’: Schreiner discusses the biblical theology of Hebrews

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and professor of biblical theology, discusses his new commentary with Towers editor S. Craig Sanders. CS: What do you hope will set the Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation series apart from other commentaries? TS: Most commentaries are very good at giving you…

Clarence Jordan: From the city to the ‘Cotton Patch’

During the height of racial tension in mid-20th century America, one unique experiment near Americus, Georgia, offered the nation a remarkable picture of Christian community in radical contrast to the culture of segregation. The name of this experiment was Koinonia, a 400-acre farm organized in 1942 by Clarence Jordan alongside his wife and like-minded friends…

Towers | March 2015