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Volume 14, Issue 02

September 2015

When sports becomes your god

When I hear someone say, “War Eagle,” or see someone wearing Auburn sports gear, I almost reflexively feel obligated to respond, “Roll Tide!” It seems like a duty, a moral responsibility even. To call football in the South culturally a big deal is akin to saying the Grand Canyon is a big hole in the…

5 ways sports can disciple your child

EDITOR’S NOTE: In addition to being a widely recognized expert on family leadership, Southern Seminary Provost Randy Stinson is an avid sports fan. As the father of eight children, Stinson has learned how to use sports as a tool for discipleship and character development. These five lessons demonstrate concrete ways parents can use sports to…

Douglas K. Blount, the collector: New philosophy prof aims for students ‘to think Christianly’

The first thing most people will notice in Douglas K. Blount’s office is a big, stuffed Eeyore. A gift several years ago from his two kids, Eeyore sits snugly on a table in his office — one of the many things Blount collects. “I drove up to Louisville in a U-Haul, and he rode shotgun…

‘Exercise, Preacher’: Exhortations from John Broadus

Southern Seminary co-founder John A. Broadus is best remembered for his instruction of men for the preaching ministry, but he also demonstrated concern for the health of the preacher’s body. Collected here are quotes from Broadus’ published and personal writings regarding the importance of maintaining a sound mind and body, with special applicability to one…

Defending the Bible, protecting the faith: Jones equips believers in response to skeptics

EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Timothy Paul Jones, C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Family Ministry at Southern Seminary, discusses his book How We Got the Bible with Towers news writer Andrew J.W. Smith. AJWS: You open the book with a discussion of the theology of Scripture, inspiration, inerrancy, and similar doctrines. Why was that an important…

Book Review: ‘How We Got the Bible’

In How We Got the Bible, Timothy Paul Jones defends the Scriptures against skeptics’ arguments and describes the transmission of the Old and New Testaments from manuscript to canon. Aimed at young believers, particularly high schoolers, the book attempts to equip Christians with sound reasons for the Bible’s authenticity. The book is a unique contribution…

Book Reviews: ‘NIV Zondervan Study Bible,’ ‘Mormonism 101,’ ‘Onward,’ ‘Church With Jesus as the Hero’

NIV Zondervan Study Bible Review by S. Craig Sanders The emergence of the NIV Zondervan Study Bible raises the question: Do we really need it? For every translation there appears to be at least three study Bibles, each more colorful and more in-depth. With legendary scholar D.A. Carson at the helm, the NIV Zondervan Study…

Towers | September 2015