3 Questions

3 questions with Bob Kauflin

Garrett E. Wishall — May 24, 2010

Bob Kauflin serves as director of worship development for Sovereign Grace Ministries and is one of the worship leaders at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md. As a student prepares for future ministry in worship leadership, how should he balance time spent on honing musical excellence and on biblical/theological study?…

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3 questions with: Phil Newton

Jeff Robinson — April 21, 2010

Phil Newton serves as senior pastor of South Woods Baptist Church in Germantown, Tenn. Newton planted South Woods Baptist on April 19, 1987 and has served as senior pastor for 23 years since. 1. How would you prioritize issues in bringing about biblical change in a local church? Phil Newton:…

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3 questions with Ray Van Neste

Jeff Robinson — February 18, 2010

Ray Van Neste serves as assistant professor of Christian studies and is director of the R.C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Van Neste writes regularly on pastoral ministry and serves as an elder in a local church in Jackson. Van Neste edits a popular…

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3 Questions with Nathan Finn

Jeff Robinson — February 2, 2010

Nathan Finn serves as assistant professor of church history and Baptist studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Are you encouraged by what you have seen among Southern Baptists, particularly young Southern Baptists, since the annual meeting last summer in Louisville? Finn: Generally speaking, I have seen a lot of excitement…

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Three questions with Marvin Olasky

Jeff Robinson — November 20, 2009

Marvin Olasky is provost of The King’s College in New York City, and editor-in-chief of World magazine. An accomplished writer, Olasky has released 20 books and has had articles appear in World, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Olasky delivered Southern Seminary’s most recent…

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3 questions with Danny Akin

Garrett E. Wishall — October 29, 2009

Danny Akin serves as president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. 1. Why is fervent delivery of expositionally-sound sermons important? How can men grow in developing fervent delivery? Akin: Fervent delivery is important because though what we say is more important than how we say it, how…

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3 questions with Micah Fries, young Southern Baptist pastor in Missouri

Garrett E. Wishall — October 26, 2009

Micah Fries serves as senior pastor of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church in St. Joseph, Mo. 1. What are a few things you would like to see happen in the Southern Baptist Convention over the next 5-10 years? While I am both indebted and grateful to the SBC, I recognize a…

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3 questions with Richard Land

David Roach — September 21, 2009

Richard Land serves as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. 1. What public policy issues are most important for seminary students to care about? Richard Land: There are a whole host of issues that relate to worldview that cluster together: sanctity of human life versus…

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3 Questions with Ligon Duncan

Garrett E. Wishall — August 31, 2009

Ligon Duncan serves as senior minister of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Miss. 1. What should a man have in mind as he beings his first pastorate? Ligon Duncan: First, he needs to be committed to preach God’s Word and then, second, he needs to develop a deep love for…

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Three questions with Ed Stetzer

Garrett E. Wishall — May 26, 2009

Towersonline recently caught up with Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research & LifeWay’s Missiologist in Residence, for three questions. The questions are: What are the two biggest issues facing conservative evangelical Christians today? How can the SBC be culturally relevant and engage younger leaders? What is your favorite urban vacation…

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