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14 questions to ask a pastor search committee

David Prince — October 8, 2014

  In your opinion, what are the 5 best things about the church? What would the average person in the church say is the best thing about the church? In your opinion, what are the 5 biggest problems in the church right now? What would the average person say is the biggest problem in the…

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Missions for a post 9/11 world

M. David Sills & Jeff Walters — June 30, 2014

  Southern Seminary missions professors M. David Sills and Jeff Walters discuss their new book, Introduction to Global Missions, with Southern Seminary Magazine contributor Aaron Cline Hanbury.   ACH: What makes Introduction to Global Missions different from other introductions? MDS: The world is changing with increasing velocity, and global dynamics such as globalization, urbanization and diaspora migration patterns are forcing constant re-evaluation of how ministry is done….

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Did not our hearts burn?: expository reading – part 1

Robert L. Plummer — May 5, 2014

  God has preserved for us an invaluable gift and resource in the canon of Scripture. In it we have the very words of God, written over many centuries by many men, and all inspired by one divine mind. He could not have given a better gift with more profitable guidance than he has in…

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How to reach Hispanics around you without Rosetta Stone

Eric Rivier Jimenez — March 21, 2014

  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Latino population in the United States  was 53 million in 2012, making up 17 percent of the overall population — the largest minority group in the nation. So, whether you are Hispanic like me or you are from a different culture, eager to share the gospel with…

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The next last frontier: are you ready to minister in the cities?

Jeff K. Walters — February 12, 2014

  No alert reader in ministry has to go very far today to find some reference to urbanization, cities or urban missions. It’s a hot topic, and it should be. Cities have always been centers of power, culture, religion and wealth, but the majority of people around the globe lived away from urban hubs. That…

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Shaping a child’s soul, a task too important to be turned over to the professionals

Timothy Paul Jones — January 3, 2014

  I saw something beautiful one day while walking down Breckenridge Lane. In a front yard not far from my home, a young mother was removing a layer of leftover leaves from the fall in preparation for planting spring flowers — an ordinary activity in the middle of an ordinary day. What was extraordinary about…

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New Year’s resolutions for 2014: eight SBTS personalities give their goals for the new year

Southern Seminary — January 1, 2014

  Matt Hall | Vice president for Academic services Commit myself to writing every day, even if just a paragraph Dig out my running shoes and get ready for a marathon Read more fiction      Maegan Brown | Southern Seminary’s women’s ministry coordinator  To run a 10k —  I am not a runner To serve…

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That’s my kind of Santa Claus

James Parker — December 16, 2013

In reflecting on this season of the year, I have often wondered how a Martian reporter would write a story about Christmas in the United States. If one only had the dominant cultural icons of TV, movies, news media and retail stores, my guess is that the Martian viewing audience wouldn’t have a clue as…

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Christmas 1913: 100 years ago at Southern Seminary

Chris Fenner — December 6, 2013

Southern Seminary students and faculty of contemporary times understand the temporary reprieve that comes at the end of the fall semester, perhaps using the extended Christmas break to travel and visit family or catch up on personal reading and research. The campus is a virtual ghost town in the days leading up to and following…

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Flame on hip hop: ‘Be bold about declaring the truths of the gospel’

Southern Seminary — December 4, 2013

Christian hip hop artist Marcus “Flame” Gray, a 2010 graduate of Boyce College, released his seventh album, Royal Flush, earlier this year. In the following, the native of St. Louis, Mo., answers questions about the new album.   How does this album fit with your other albums? Sonically, the album is a return to the raw hip…

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