Interviews

The gospel in color: how to teach your kids

Jarvis Williams and Curtis Woods discuss their new book ‘the gospel in color.’

Gratitude is a ‘deeply theological issue’

EDITOR’S NOTE: In her debut book, Mary Mohler, the first lady of Southern Seminary, encourages readers to pursue gratitude and offers strategies for how to grow in it. Towers contributor Annie Corser sat down with Mohler in her home to talk about the book, Growing in Gratitude. AC: How important is it to know Scripture…

‘Revolutionary words’: how The Lord’s Prayer changes everything

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, talks with Towers editor Andrew J.W. Smith about his new book, The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down. AJWS: Why write a book on prayer now? Was there a motivating factor? RAM: There’s a motivating factor deeply rooted in history. There has been…

3 Questions with Travis Cottrell

Travis Cottrell Contemporary Christian music artist and worship leader What hymn has most influenced you both personally and in ministry? This is too hard of a question! Different hymns have come to mean different things to me in various seasons of life. Looking back, one that constantly pops back up as being important to me…

The contextualized church: The benefits of a multichurch model

Allison discusses his new book on multisite and multichurch models.

3 Questions with Mike Cosper

Mike Cosper Executive Director of Harbor Media How can the church create a more conducive environment for serious artists, musicians, and writers? The church should take its own aesthetics more seriously. Invest budget dollars into your music ministry and the aesthetics of the church. Celebrate those who serve. And guard the platform. By that I…

‘We’re going into battle’

Spiritual Warfare and Pastoral Ministry

Making the truth plain: Authors discuss new book about expository preaching

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Brian K. Payne, associate professor of Christian theology and expository preaching at Boyce College and pastor of First Baptist Church of Fisherville, Kentucky, Jim Orrick, professor of literature and culture at Boyce College, and Ryan Fullerton, lead pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, talk with Towers writer RuthAnne Irvin about…

3 Questions with Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior Professor of English at Liberty University How do you uphold a biblical view of gender roles while also promoting the importance of women faithfully serving in the public square? The distinctions in gender roles prescribed by both special revelation (Scripture) and natural revelation (biology) are pretty few relative to all that all…

3 Questions with Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher Author of The Benedict Option and senior editor at The American Conservative What is one argument you make in The Benedict Option that has been broadly misunderstood or misrepresented in media coverage? Oh, this one is as easy as it is frustrating: People thinking that I’m calling for Christians to head for the…

Plummer invites you to retool your Greek

New Testament professor Robert L. Plummer has been helping Southern students learn Greek for 15 years. Now he spends much of his time helping them retain it.

Returning to the covenant

“I can teach people what I think the Bible is saying, but I’m more interested in them actually learning to read the text for themselves and coming to the right conclusions.”

What if I’m struggling with pornography use?

Featuring Eric L. Johnson, Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at Southern Seminary AJWS: In your experience, what factors are involved in a young man’s ongoing pornography addiction? What drives him back to it time and time again — despite negative consequences (getting caught, spiritual lifelessness, relational separation, chronic guilt, etc.)? EJ: We…

‘Blessed are the flourishing’: how the wise teachings of Jesus in the sermon on the mount lead to true happiness

New Testament professor Jonathan T. Pennington talks about his new book on the Sermon on the Mount.

Overcoming the stain of racism

Williams and Jones discuss new book on race and the Southern Baptist Convention

3 Questions with James K.A. Smith

James K.A. Smith Professor of philosophy at Calvin College What would you call the primary shortcoming in Christian academic engagement? In a lot of what passes for the Christian “academy,” I think we are still too ensconced in echo chambers and not really exposing ourselves to the real academic challenges and cross-pressures of the day.…

Building the ‘ground floor’: Fuller discusses new Hebrew Grammar

Russell T. Fuller, professor of Old Testament interpretation, discusses his new intermediate grammar for Biblical Hebrew

Orthodox Christology in a secular age

In a secular culture the church must hold fast to its confessional Christology, says Wellum on the importance of proclaiming Christ’s exclusivity in pluralistic culture