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Volume 16, Issue 04

November 2017

Morgan Wild: From the jungles of Indonesia to the halls of Boyce College

Morgan Wild grew up on the mission field of Indonesia with his life on camera.

Lottie Moon and Chinese Superstitions

Keeping in theme with stranger things in missions, this month’s History Highlight explores Lottie Moon’s ministry in China.

Spiritual Warfare and International Missions

Missions professor M. David Sills talks about the importance of acknowledging spiritual warfare, especially in international missions.

Theology Forum

For this month, Towers asked two theology faculty members to answer this question: Where are you on the cessationist-continuationist spectrum? What do you make of stories about incredible supernatural or demonic activity? Bruce A. Ware T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology My position is a bit of a compromise, or blending, of…

‘We’re going into battle’

Spiritual Warfare and Pastoral Ministry

Making the truth plain: Authors discuss new book about expository preaching

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Brian K. Payne, associate professor of Christian theology and expository preaching at Boyce College and pastor of First Baptist Church of Fisherville, Kentucky, Jim Orrick, professor of literature and culture at Boyce College, and Ryan Fullerton, lead pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, talk with Towers writer RuthAnne Irvin about…

Book and Music Reviews: ‘Surviving and Thriving in Seminary’; ‘Hope of Every Promise’; ‘The Economics of Neighborly Love’; ‘Theology, Church, and Ministry.’

Surviving and Thriving in Seminary by H. Daniel Zacharias and Benjamin K. Forrest (Lexham Press 2017) Review by Andrew J.W. Smith Seminary is hard. Whether you’re single or married, seminary is probably going to push you in ways you didn’t expect. Beyond simply learning time management or sharpening their research skills, prospective seminary students need an…

Feature review: Encountering God through Expository Preaching

Encountering God through Expository Preaching: Connecting God’s People to God’s Presence through God’s Word (B&H Publishing 2017, $19.99) Jim Scott Orrick, Brian K. Payne, and Ryan Fullerton He preacher’s task is not just a Sunday morning endeavor. Instead, it involves much preparation and investment — seven days a week. While this task is essential to…

3 Questions with Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior Professor of English at Liberty University How do you uphold a biblical view of gender roles while also promoting the importance of women faithfully serving in the public square? The distinctions in gender roles prescribed by both special revelation (Scripture) and natural revelation (biology) are pretty few relative to all that all…