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Southern Seminary Magazine | Summer 2015

Summer 2015

Restoring the church’s first love: a case study from the church at Ephesus

Along similar lines today, countless churches desperately need revitalizing. And, in God’s goodness, the same prescription he gives for that ancient church is the same for today’s churches. Indeed, the early church at Ephesus is a case study in church revitalization with relevance far beyond its own time. In Acts 20, the apostle Paul in…

Breathing new life into dying churches

At the North American Mission Board (NAMB), our mission is to help Southern Baptists push back lostness in North America. Our primary strategy for doing that is called Send North America, and that strategy includes two primary goals. First, we want to help increase the church birth rate by helping Southern Baptists start 15,000 new churches…

Evangelicalism’s major turn: the need for ‘generation replant’

  One stunning building in Manchester, England, is now a climbing center. In Bristol, one is now a circus school, with trapezes hanging from the rafters. Others are now grocery stores, car dealerships, libraries and pubs. All over England, many are now Islamic mosques. What do these venerable buildings have in common? Until recently, all…

‘Feed my sheep’: A shepherd’s call to war

The church desperately needs a new generation of pastors and preachers who are ready to be kind and courageous shepherds of Christ’s flock. Do you remember the conversation between Peter and our Lord after his resurrection from the dead? When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you…

Southern Seminary Magazine | Spring 2014

Spring 2014