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Don’t waste your summer: course suggestions from Prof. Greg Wills

Gregory A. Wills — May 1, 2012

Southern Seminary summer courses offer a unique opportunity to study with experts visiting our campus. Not only that, but the summer provides an excellent venue for students to spend concentrated times of study with some of their favorite SBTS faculty. There are a number of incredible opportunities this summer on…

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Quanta and Quiddities: Coppenger considers the creativity of man

Josh Hayes — October 14, 2010

Mark T. Coppenger is professor of Christian apologetics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Below, Coppenger offers a celebration of God’s creativity displayed through those made in his image – humans. The article originally appeared in the Oct. 11 “Towers.” The technical and aesthetic contributions to both past and current…

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The change matrix

Garrett E. Wishall — April 24, 2010

By William D. Henard, assistant professor of evangelism and church growth at Southern Seminary and senior pastor of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. Initiating change represents one of the most difficult tasks, if not THE most difficult task, pastors face. No one likes change. Change is difficult because…

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How to Blow Up a Church: Three Easy Steps

Jim Hamilton — April 24, 2010

By Jim Hamilton, associate professor of biblical theology at Southern Seminary and senior pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. 1. Be proud Who would go into a church and be proud? All of us in some way or another. But it might not be the kind of pride you…

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Serve your church faithfully: don’t wish it was like someone else’s church

Garrett E. Wishall — April 22, 2010

By Bill Cook, professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary and senior pastor of Ninth & O Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. Churches and pastors are parting ways at an alarming rate. It would be easy to oversimplify the causes for this disaster and place the blame primarily on…

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Seven sure-fire ways to blow up a church

Garrett E. Wishall — April 16, 2010

By Chuck Lawless, Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Seminary I served as a church pastor for 14 years, have now served for 12 years as a church consultant and have watched hundreds of students begin their local church ministries during my 14 years…

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Speaking the truth in love: the key to pastoral ministry

Garrett E. Wishall — April 15, 2010

By Thomas R. Schreiner, preaching pastor of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., and associate dean of Scripture and interpretation and James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary. A loving pastor should not want to blow up his church, but, for even the most faithful minister,…

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How to implement and sustain change in a local church

Garrett E. Wishall — April 14, 2010

By Hershael W. York, senior pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Ky. and Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching at Southern Seminary. With some regularity I receive an email or a call relating that some pastor, often a seminary student or recent graduate, has “torn up”…

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Product review: BibleWorks 8

Garrett E. Wishall — February 11, 2010

I used to be a hacker. No, not that kind of hacker: a Greek hacker. If Greek found its way into one of my sermons or Bible Fellowship Group lessons it was basically a glorified word study on a verb or participle spliced out of its original context. Because I…

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On complementarianism and the environment

jeff robinson — December 7, 2009

(Editor’s note: The following post originally appeared on CBMW’s Gender Blog) At the 61st annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society last month in New Orleans, Russell D. Moore presented a paper analyzing John Frame’s recent book Doctrine of the Christian Life, the third in Frame’s incredible “A Theology of…

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That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.