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Expository Ministry: A conversation with John MacArthur (Part 2)

  In the following videos Dan Dumas discusses expository preaching and how it’s changed with John MacArthur. You and see part one of this series here.   4. When you look at your expository ministry in total, are there any regrets or things you would do differently?    5.  What has been the fruit of a long expository…

‘Scholarship that helps men to preach’: The pastoral legacy of A.T. Robertson

  Archibald Thomas Robertson was born Nov. 6, 1863, near Chatham, Virginia, where he spent the first 12 years of his life before moving to a farm in North Carolina. At the age of 12, he received Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized later that year. At the age of 16, he…

How to love your wife: A guide for husbands

God gives us authority and leadership as men, but it’s not to be used for our own self-aggrandizement; it’s to be used for the good of our wives.

Expository Ministry: A conversation with John MacArthur (Part 1)

  In the following videos Dan Dumas discusses expository preaching and how it’s changed with John MacArthur. 1. How has expository preaching changed since 1969 when you started preaching?   2. How has your preaching changed since you began?   3. What is the difference between a good communicator and an effective expositor? _________ –Dan…

Grumbling and disputing

  When was the last time you complained? I live in Philadelphia, and this past winter was one of the worst we’ve ever had. From November through March, all I heard was, “It’s so cold. I hate the snow. I can’t wait for summer.” Philadelphia also has the tendency to get uncomfortably hot, and guess…

Part 2: The challenge and the promise of a Christian understanding of Islam

  You can read part one of the post here. In my last post I began by posing several questions regarding the task and mission of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. One of the questions I posed was: how do we go about articulating a Christian understanding…

Part 4 – Mental illness, spiritual issues, and suffering | Can Jesus heal mental illness?

  The following post is part three in a series of posts titled: Can Jesus heal mental illness? by Heath Lambert. Read also part one , two, and three of this series. In this post I want to talk about the relationship of suffering to the spiritual issues that our culture often refers to as mental illness. At times the biblical counseling…

The enduring effects of Adam’s transgression on race relations in Ferguson and beyond

  As many know in our nation, on August 9, 2014, an African-American male from the small community of Ferguson, Missouri, once again became the star of another tragic American drama. Michael Brown, an unarmed 18 year old African-American teenager, was shot six times by Darren Wilson, a white St. Louis County cop. The aftermath…

The challenge and the promise of a christian understanding of Islam – Part 1

  How do we go about articulating a Christian understanding of Islam? What are the distinctives of such an understanding as compared to other understandings? Given that Islam is not a monolithic faith, how do we go about distinguishing between all the variations of Islam current among Muslims themselves? What are the needs of Muslim peoples here…

We need fools in the pulpit: The danger of sophisticated ministry

  Following Jesus’ example and teaching, the apostles interpreted the meaning, significance, and application of the entire Bible in light of Jesus’ person and work. Their preaching was the preeminent display of this hermeneutical commitment. When the apostle Paul declared, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified,” he…

Part 3 – The importance of the body | Can Jesus heal mental illness?

  The following post is part three in a series of posts titled: Can Jesus heal mental illness? by Heath Lambert. Read also part one and two of this series. Jesus, healing, and the spiritual nature of mental illness In Part 1 of this series I discussed the difficulty of defining mental illness because it is not a…

How to have a rich seminary journey

 **This article was originally posted in March of this year. If seminarians will learn the habit of thinking about God’s truth as a means of enjoying him, then they will not waste their theological education, said John Piper during a special, pre-convocation chapel service, Jan. 23, at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “[tweetable]God gave you…

Mighty in the Scriptures

  One of the greatest Southern Baptist forebears is John A. Broadus, who with James P. Boyce, William Williams and Basil Manly Jr., founded The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1859. The fledgling seminary closed during the Civil War and restarted afterwards with only seven students, and four faculty who took no salary. Only one student…

The incomparable glory of fish vomit: Baptism, the Great Commission, & the end of the age

  Matthew tells us about a time in which the religious leaders came before Jesus and said, “What we want from you Jesus is a sign, give us a sign.” They’re using the same kind of language that they have used all along. Jesus after all has stood before them casting out demons and they…

Part 2 – Mental Illness and the Healing of Jesus | Can Jesus heal mental illness?

  The following post is part two in a series of posts titled: Can Jesus heal mental illness? by Heath Lambert. You can read part one here.   “Mental illnesses” are spiritual issues In my previous post I tried to demonstrate that mental illness is not a concrete object like a wheelbarrow, but is an abstract…

3 questions with Peter A. Lillback, President of Westminster Theological Seminary

  What lessons have you learned from George Washington?  Three aspects of Washington’s leadership are models for my leadership at Westminster: character, concern for the good of the whole institution and self-denial. First, Washington’s life showed that character matters. Honesty, humility, perseverance, conviction for and adherence to core values were all aspects of his renowned…

Counsel the Word: A conversation between Heath Lambert and Jay Adams

In the following videos, Heath Lambert discusses biblical counseling and its relationship to expository preaching, calvinism, ecclesiology etc. with Jay Adams, author of Competent to Counsel and founder of the modern day biblical counseling movement. Part 1: What is the relationship between biblical counseling and preaching? Part 2: What is the relationship between biblical counseling…

20 things every Christ-centered sermon needs

Did Jesus have to be resurrected for this sermon to work? If not, start over