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Volume 14, Issue 03

October 2015

Book Reviews: ‘Openness Unhindered,’ ‘Amy Carmichael,’ ‘Held in Honor’

God & Churchill, Jonathan Sandys and Wallace Henley (Tyndale Momentum 2015, $26.99) Review by S. Craig Sanders Sir Winston Churchill is widely regarded as the greatest leader of the 20th century, but biographers have often struggled to identify what exactly set Churchill apart from his contemporaries besides his at times lone opposition to Adolf Hitler. In…

Preaching to America’s least religious generation

Millennials, like the rest of us, are human beings. I know that’s not a terribly surprising thing to say, and I haven’t actually heard anyone deny that fact. But with the coming of age of each new generation, it seems there’s always a flurry of books and articles competing both for the honor of naming…

Because God is not silent: Mohler discusses urgency of new book amid sexual revolution

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, discusses his book We Cannot Be Silent with Towers editor S. Craig Sanders. CS: Shortly after the June 26 Supreme Court decision, you wrote about our Christian duty to speak truth in the face of a moral revolution. How does…

‘The demands of the hour’: Sampey and the missionary generation

Decades before he became Southern Seminary’s fifth president, John R. Sampey possessed an evangelical conviction for Baptist churches and their pastors. In October 1887, a 24-year-old Sampey delivered his inaugural address as assistant professor of Hebrew, Greek, and Homiletics. This address, entitled “The Proper Attitude of Young Ministers toward Issues of the Day,” exhorted his…

Feature Book Review: ‘We Cannot Be Silent’

We Cannot Be Silent, R. Albert Mohler Jr. (Thomas Nelson 2015, $24.99) In the span of three months in the summer of 2015, three headlines marked historic events that generations of Americans past could never have imagined. First it was former “world’s greatest athlete” Bruce Jenner debuting his gender transition on the cover of Vanity Fair.…

William Hoagland seeks theological education after 27 years as a surgeon

When William Hoagland was stuck with a needle during his surgical residency, he panicked. The patient he was working with had tested positive for AIDS, which had only recently been discovered. He feared the comfortable life he was pursuing as a doctor was gone. “I was just devastated,” he said, crediting the AIDS scare as…

Book Reviews: ‘Preaching’, ‘Christ Died for Our Sins’, ‘God’s Kingdom Through God’s Covenants’, ‘Pastor as Public Theologian’

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism, Timothy Keller (Viking 2015, $19.95) Review by S. Craig Sanders The release of Timothy Keller’s Preaching, which followed his award-winning book Prayer, makes me wonder: Keller could weave his winsome style and theological framework into the books Eating and Sleeping, and they would be worth your time. In his…

Fall Festival — ‘Adventures in Odyssey’

Towers | October 2015