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Pivoting to Surrender: A Warning for All Christians

Your vocabulary word for the day is, “pivot.” According to the Oxford Languages Dictionary, pivot can be used as a noun, meaning, “The central poin...

March 4, 2021

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Commonplaces: Teenagers, Reading, and Language

In times past, readers kept books in which they recorded favorite items from their reading. These "commonplace books" were sometimes later collected, offering a view into the mind and habits of the reader even as the thoughts of the original writers ...

January 14, 2014

Another Shooting, But the Same Vexing Questions Remain

One day before the one-year anniversary of the killing of twenty-six in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, an 18-year-old young man entered the high school at which he was a student in suburban Denver on Friday and shot two students before ...

December 16, 2013

A Theology of Action: Owen Strachan on “Risky Gospel”

One of the most lamentable symptoms of today's emotionalist Christianity is its tendency to inaction. We can trace this symptom to any number of causes, and most of them are theological. Many Christians suffer from warped understandings of the will o ...

December 5, 2013

Theology and the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention: A Conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Eric Hankins

Southern Seminary was glad to welcome Dr. Eric Hankins, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Oxford, Mississippi, as our chapel preacher for Thursday, November 8, 2013. Dr. Hankins preached a powerful message from Luke 24 in chapel, reminding us ...

November 7, 2013

The Indispensable Evangelical: Carl F. H. Henry and Evangelical Ambition in the Twentieth Century

I was very pleased to address the Carl F. H. Henry at 100: A Centennial Celebration conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary last week. The event was both scholarly and deeply appreciative of Carl Henry and his legacy. In my address, " ...

October 4, 2013

The Cultural Revolution on the College Campus—Why it Matters to You

Several  years ago, sociologist Peter Berger argued that secularization has been most pervasive in two social locations—Western Europe and the American college and university campus. The campuses of elite educational institutions are among the most t ...

October 1, 2013

Stronger Together, Serving Together, Sending Together—The State Baptist Conventions and the SBC

Fall brings the opening of the new school year, the energy of the season of autumn and, for Southern Baptists, the meeting of the state Baptist conventions. In coming weeks, most of our state conventions will be holding their annual meetings. Pastors ...

September 16, 2013

The Man from Issachar—An Address at the Inauguration of Russell D. Moore

THE MAN FROM ISSACHAR An Address Delivered in the City of Washington, D.C. upon the Inauguration of Russell D. Moore as President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Cap ...

September 12, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

On April 19, 1961, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the Julius B. Gay Lecture at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. As historian Gregory A. Wills explains: On April 19, 1961, Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the seminary community in a pac ...

August 28, 2013

Don’t Just Stand There—Say Something: The Sin of Silence in a Time of Trouble [VIDEO]

Yesterday, I stood at the pulpit of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to deliver my 21st Annual Fall Convocation Address. For me, it was a moment of great magnitude as I began a third decade as president. Here is the video of the message. Wit ...

August 21, 2013

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