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Missions for a post-9/11 world

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the following, Southern Seminary missions professors M. David Sills and Jeff Walters discuss their new book, Introduction to Global Missions, with Towers writers Aaron Cline Hanbury and RuthAnne Irvin. ACH: What makes Introduction to Global Missions different from other introductions? MDS: The world is changing with increasing velocity, and global dynamics such…

Seven questions with Paul Pressler about the Conservative Resurgence

*This article originally appeared in the June / July 2014 issue of Towers. You can read the full issue here. Thirty-five years ago this June, Tennessee pastor Adrian Rogers became the first theologically conservative president of the Southern Baptist Convention as part of the effort now called the Conservative Resurgence. Here, Towers editor Aaron Cline…

“Semper Reformanda” and the Southern Baptist Convention: Mohler discusses the Conservative (on-going) Resurgence

*This article originally appeared in the June / July 2014 issue of Towers. You can read the full issue here. Southern Baptists should view their convention’s conservative movement of the late 20th century as a reformational movement, said R. Albert Mohler Jr. during a recent conversation about the Conservative Resurgence. And, like the Protestant Reformation, the…

Towers | June/July 2014

Towers | April 2014

What is Biblical Theology by James M. Hamilton Jr.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Towers book review editor Matt Damico reviews What Is Biblical Theology? by James M. Hamilton Jr.  An interview with Dr. Hamilton concerning his book can be found here.  Author N.D. Wilson recently wrote, “‘Story, story, my life is a story,’ says the hipster to his Twitter feed.” But, as Wilson admits, the hipster is at least…

The tale of C.S. Lewis’ imaginative legacy

C.S. Lewis is to evangelicalism what Elvis is to rock music. It is doubtful that you will find a multitude of Lewis impersonators if you visit Las Vegas; it would certainly be comical if you did, but in the same way that Elvis is an unavoidable figure in the history of American pop culture, you…

Seven questions about C.S. Lewis with Alister McGrath

Fifty years ago, Nov. 22, 1963, 20th century author and English scholar C.S. Lewis died. Five decades later, his influence continues to grow. Towers editor Aaron Cline Hanbury asks Alister McGrath, theologian, intellectual historian and apologist at King’s College London, about the legacy of Lewis and his new books, C.S. Lewis — A Life and The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis.  …

Elephant in the room: Evangelicals continue to value C.S. Lewis despite theological differences

According to four evangelicals, C.S. Lewis was sometimes wrong. Less than a month after Lewis’ death in November 1963, a writer for Christianity Today cited English pastor Martyn Lloyd-Jones — who was a friend of Lewis’ — as an evangelical with “reservations” about Lewis. CT writer J.D. Douglas paraphrases Lloyd-Jones, saying Lewis’ view of salvation…

Seven questions about C.S. Lewis with Alister McGrath

Fifty years ago, Nov. 22, 1963, 20th century author and English scholar C.S. Lewis died. Five decades later, his influence continues to grow. Towers editor Aaron Cline Hanbury asks Alister McGrath, theologian, intellectual historian and apologist at King’s College London, about the legacy of Lewis and his new books, C.S. Lewis — A Life and…

Sex, Scripture and the glory of God: Denny Burk discusses the meaning of sex

EDITOR’S NOTE: Denny Burk, associate professor of biblical studies and ethics at Boyce College, and associate pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., discusses his new book, What Is the Meaning of Sex?, with Towers book review editor, Matt Damico. A brief review of the book appears at the Southern Blog: here.   MD: Why…

Towers | November 2013

Twelve hours with the president: A photo essay

  During Southern Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s 20th anniversary convocation day, Towers photographer Emil Handke shadowed the president, capturing the day from every angle. (Images are property of Southern Seminary’s Office of Communications and may not be reused without permission.)   9:26 a.m. – The president’s office on the second floor of Norton Hall…

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…

Towers | September 2013

Ph.D.s in the pulpit: Should (Future) Pastors Pursue Doctorates?

Commonly, seminary students nearing graduation consider whether or not they should pursue advanced research degrees, usually in the form of a doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.). Several questions immediately surface, such as “How much money would a Ph.D. cost?” “Do I have the academic ability and energy for more schooling?” and “What might another degree…

First Annual 1937 Project