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Eight trends about church members on social media

Thom Rainer — May 29, 2015

On a few occasions, I have addressed the topic of church leaders on social media. I obviously have a fascination with this form of communication. Indeed, I see it as one of the great modern-day vehicles for good or harm. In this post, I address eight trends related to church members who use social media, … Continued

Practice true spirituality by Don Whitney

Practice true spirituality

Don Whitney — May 22, 2015

  In our quest for a more simple spirituality it’s important to define the term. I’m writing from the belief that spirituality is the pursuit of God and the things of God, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit in accordance with God’s self-revelation (that is, the Bible). The words of the … Continued


5 moves to integrate theology into your ministry

Hershael York — May 14, 2015

  1) Saturate your preaching and conversation with Bible truth. If, as Paul says, those Old Testament stories were given to us as examples, then we should use them that way. When you are addressing deacons, elders, students or any group in the church, learn to work in Bible narratives and show how they apply … Continued

SBTS Missions

Praying for Southern mission teams

Jim Stitzinger — May 8, 2015

A Bible, passport, some gear and a change of clothes. That’s about all Southern Seminary and Boyce College students need as they venture out to support missionaries serving throughout the world. For ministry leaders in training, missions teams are not tourism, they are training, they are not vacation but preparation for a vocation, less about … Continued

Haykin Whitfield

‘A flame of pure and holy fire’: The life and ministry of George Whitefield

Michael A.G. Haykin — May 7, 2015

In 1835, two prominent English Baptists traveled to Newburyport, Massachusetts, to view the tomb of George Whitefield. The “grand itinerant” had died on Sept. 30, 1770, at the home of Jonathan Parsons, pastor of the town’s First Presbyterian Church. Whitefield had been interred two days later in a vault below what is now the center … Continued


The gospel is better than amnesty

Jonathon Woodyard — May 1, 2015

Good paintings tell stories. Think of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. It tells the story of Jesus and his disciples sitting down for the final meal before the crucifixion. Jesus would drink the Passover cup before being sacrificed as the Passover lamb. The good news of Jesus is more than a story. But … Continued


A letter to young women interested in going overseas

Danielle Hurley — April 30, 2015

So you’re interested in overseas missions? You aren’t sure, but have a sneaking suspicion that God has called you to a life of serving him overseas? Do you have a strong desire to live outside of America? Would you like to spend your short days living in light of eternity? If any of these admirable … Continued

Prince Repentance Blog

Repentance as a path to joy

David Prince — April 24, 2015

Every person experiences feelings of guilt over sinful actions and choices, and every person responds to those feelings in some way. The Bible explains that a Christian response to guilt over sinful actions ought to be rooted in faith and repentance. Faith is trust in the promise of grace in Jesus the Christ as an … Continued

Kids and Media

Shepherding your children through media choices

Kurt Gebhards — April 22, 2015

Christian parents must take special care in making wise decisions for their families. Whether we like it or not, our children are targeted as prime consumers in the media market. Without parental guidance, they are especially vulnerable, not only because they generally lack discernment but also because they are being exposed to media more than … Continued

Is This the End?

Is this the end?: The quest for a global Islam and the hope of Christian eschatology

S. Craig Sanders — April 17, 2015

Led along the edge of a Libyan beach by Islamic State militants, 21 Egyptian Christians wearing the orange jumpsuits of prisoners received the white robes of martyrs. A gruesome video released in mid-February depicted their captors forcing the men to the ground and beheading them with swift, simultaneous strokes of the blade. The mass execution … Continued