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A time to be resolute in the face of challenges

Since 1880, most United States presidents have sat behind a desk made from timbers of the HMS Resolute. That British naval vessel journeyed to locate the explorer Sir John Franklin, but became trapped in ice near the Arctic Circle in 1853. An American whaler found the ship adrift just two years later and returned it…

Christian Resolve on the Secular Campus

The excitement of a new chapter in life was palpable as Mark crammed his backpack on the tile floor between his chair and the next. He sat spellbound among nearly 100 other eager freshmen philosophy students as the department chairman opened the semester. The bearded professor lowered his black-rimmed glasses and began the lecture with…

Reading Your Bible and Recognizing Jesus

A Full Gospel Ministry

Expository preaching and the recovery of Christian worship

Evangelical Christians have been especially attentive to worship in recent years sparking a renaissance of thought and conversation about what worship really is and how it should be done. Even if this renewed interest has resulted in what some have called the “worship wars” in some churches, it seems that what A.W. Tozer once called…

Carl F. H. Henry Centennial Celebration: Session 1

What’s at stake on Sunday mornings?

I remember where I was in our home in Missouri when my wife looked at me in frustration and said, “Do you realize what’s at stake?” I had just finished directing and leading the music and worship activities of a large church through a busy Christmas season. Her comment was directed to my lack of…

The Time and Seasons of Leadership

The Recovery of True Worship

In The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Grand Inquisitor offers this insight into fallen human nature: “So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship.” Though the Grand Inquisitor falls far short as a reliable guide to theology, at this point he is surely…

Watch Yourself!

Adam W. Greenway, BGS dean, ready for ‘best job in the world’

Adam W. Greenway says he has “the best job in the world.” This year, Greenway entered a new phase of his ministry when Southern Seminary president, R. Albert Mohler Jr., announced the appointment of Greenway as dean of the seminary’s newly restructured Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry. The new Graham School, which…

The Cause of Christ Has a Price

Carl Henry’s Grand Dream: A Gospel-Driven Christian School

From the moment one first hears of him, one can guess that the great 20th century theologian Carl Ferdinand Howard Henry lived an outsized life. Bearing not one but two middle names, he attained not one but two doctorates. Many scholars would be pleased, over the course of their careers, to produce six dense volumes…

For Such a Slime as This

Dear Southern Seminary: Tim Challies writes letter to students at Southern Seminary

EDITOR’S NOTE: Tim Challies, popular blogger and author in Ontario, Canada, published the following letter on his blog, www.challies.com, Aug. 19., after a data chart showed Louisville, Ky., as the top location of his blog readership. Reprinted here by permission.   Dear Southern Seminary, As you begin your classes once again, I want to send…

Hope for a Weak Soul

Seven questions about Carl F.H. Henry with Gregory Alan Thornbury

In what follows, Gregory Alan Thornbury, the new president of The King’s College in new york city, answers seven questions about 20th century theologian Carl F.H. Henry and his new book, Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F.H. Henry.    When did you first encounter Carl F.H. Henry (not necessarily in-person)?…

‘Wistful for his presence and grateful for his influence’ – Mohler Talks About Carl F. H. Henry and His Centennial Celebration

Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, discusses the ministry and influence of Carl F.H. Henry with James A. Smith Sr., Towers executive editor.   JS: Why is Carl Henry important? RAM: In the history of evangelicalism in the 20th century, no one rivals Carl Henry in terms of being at the very center of…