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Volume 14, Issue 07

Mar 2016

Making a Heretic: Crawford Toy’s Tragic Path from Star Student to False Teacher

When the fifth professor elected to the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary signed the Abstract of Principles, his pastor, mentor, and colleague John Broadus proclaimed he was “our shining pearl of learning — not an ordinary star, but a brilliant meteor.” Founding President James Petigru Boyce soon regarded his former student “easily best”…

‘Christianity leads to cosmos’: DeWitt talks new apologetics book

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Boyce College Dean Dan DeWitt talks about his new apologetics book, Christ or Chaos, with Towers editor S. Craig Sanders. CS: You write, “Every worldview is a novel.” And even though this book has a lot of short stories, how have you been able to portray this idea through your…

Five Hawaiian brothers entrusted to one Kentucky school

Since 2010, the Komatsu family, from Hawaii, has entrusted their five sons to Southern Seminary and its undergraduate school, Boyce College, thousands of miles away in Louisville, Kentucky. “The president, the world-class faculty, the robust theology, and the missional thrust of the institution all stood out to me,” said Van Michael Komatsu, a Master of…

Feature book review: ‘Christ or Chaos’

Christ or Chaos (Crossway 2016, $10.99) Dan DeWitt More than half of those raised in Southern Baptist churches leave the faith within two years of high school graduation, according to recent surveys. But precious few resources help young adults navigate the perilous intellectual and spiritual landscape of higher education. In his new book Christ or…

Book Reviews: ‘Apostolic Church Planting;’ ‘Ancient Christian Worship;’ ‘The Baptist Story;’ ‘Essential Evangelicalism’

Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F.H. Henry, Matthew J. Hall and Owen Strachan, editors (Crossway 2015, $22.99) Review by Jeremiah Greever Even though much well-deserved respect and admiration has been given to Billy Graham, another 20th-century leader deserving similar accolades who forever made his imprint on evangelicalism is Carl F.H. Henry. Though he didn’t have Graham’s…

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