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Volume 13, Issue 03

October 2014

Suffering in seminary: ‘A demonstration of God’s resurrection power’

“Do you have the kind of trust in God that allows you to face death?” Boyce College professor Denny Burk posed that question in Alumni Memorial Chapel on Sept. 18, 2012, saying that “God can transform your pain into someone else’s comfort.” The sermon preyed on my conscience throughout the day. I questioned whether or…

‘Between two good things’: Shawn Wright chose the seminary classroom

From “nowhere and everywhere,” with a heart set on missions, Shawn Wright did not expect to stay long-term at Southern Seminary. Born in France, with a father in the Air Force, Wright grew up constantly moving. At the age of 10, while living in England, Wright professed faith in Jesus Christ. Twoyears later, he was…

The sufferings of Christ: Reflections from James P. Boyce

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit (1 Peter 3:18 KJV).  No chapter heading in James P. Boyce’s Abstract of Systematic Theology directly addresses the topic of suffering. This does…

Settled in the faith: George Martin publishes letters for new believers

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, George H. Martin, professor of Christian missions and world religions, discusses his new book, Letters to a New Believer, with Towers news writer RuthAnne Irvin.  RAI: In the book you say that you originally sent these letters to new believers earlier in your pastoral ministry. Why did you do that?…

Feature book review: George H. Martin’s ‘Understanding Your New Life in Christ’

Understanding Your New Life in Jesus Christ: Letters to a New Believer, George H. Martin (Rainer 2014, $9.97) In the study of history, letters are some of the greatest artifacts that remain today for our education. We write letters to friends, family, husbands, wives, children, even future employers. Scripture is full of letters to churches…

Book reviews: ‘Eight Twenty-Eight,’ ‘For the Glory of God,’ ‘God’s Design for Man and Woman’

Eight Twenty-Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up, Ian and Larissa Murphy(B&H 2014, $15.99)   Review by RuthAnne Irvin Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up is a redemptive story of God’s faithfulness, life’s sorrows intermingled with joy, and one couple’s devotion to Jesus that points people to Christ’s never-ending love. The book is an…

Towers | October 2014