Top 10 Blogs

Top 10 blog posts of 2015

Colby Adams — December 15, 2015

At the end of another year we want to pause and thank you for taking the time to read The Southern Blog. Our prayer is that content produced would equip you for more faithful service. This year saw a new record for pageviews on Southern Blog content as well as the most read post in … Continued

muslims inerrancy

Why Muslims should advocate biblical inerrancy

Ayman Ibrahim — December 9, 2015

In any conversation between a Christian and a Muslim, one of the first disputed topics is the authenticity of the Bible. Usually Christians are told they have a falsified or corrupted Bible, or that the Bible they possess today is not actually the authentic and inspired text—it was altered and replaced by a forged one. … Continued

Financial Stewardship

5 principles of gospel stewardship for Christmas and beyond

Michael Craig — December 4, 2015

“There cannot be a surer rule, nor a stronger exhortation to the observance of it, than when we are taught that all the endowments which we possess are divine deposits entrusted to us for the very purpose of being distributed for the good of our neighbor.” — John Calvin Even if you haven’t looked at a … Continued

Science vs. scientism

Science vs. scientism: a necessary distinction

J. Daniel McDonald — December 1, 2015

We all have those TV shows that define our childhood – shows that captured our little minds and imaginations. For me, it was Sesame Street (don’t laugh; some of you watched Barney), Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, and Dukes of Hazzard. While I have no interest in these shows now, I look upon them with a sense … Continued

thanksgiving hymns

Where’s our Thanksgiving music?

Don Whitney — November 25, 2015

I miss the traditional Thanksgiving hymns. I’m talking about songs such as “We Gather Together,” “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come,” and “Now Thank We All Our God.” Perhaps you don’t know them. But for nearly all my life, those were the songs of November—especially on the Sunday before Thanksgiving—in my local church experience. In the … Continued

responding from a bad sermon

What if I preach a bad sermon?

Brian Croft — November 23, 2015

Every preacher has preached a bad sermon.  If you think you haven’t, then you probably have preached a bunch of bad sermons.  It will happen to all of us.  Sometimes it won’t just be bad, but a disaster!  When a sermon doesn’t go well, most of us get very discouraged and if the despair is … Continued

pastor and scholar

Am I a pastor or am I a scholar?

Jeff Robinson — November 20, 2015
SchreinerBlog

Can I be both a pastor and a scholar?

Jeff Robinson & Tom Schreiner — November 17, 2015

For 17 years Tom Schreiner has walked the delicate line of serving as both a full-time academic and a preaching elder in his local church. He has written numerous important books and commentaries, including Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ (IVP Academic, 2006); New Testament Theology (Baker Academic, 2008); The King in His Beauty (Baker Academic, 2013); Commentary on Hebrews (B&H Academic, 2015); and his … Continued

family

Striking the balance: Shepherding the family and the flock, Part II

Hershael York — November 13, 2015

Editors’ note: Part I of this article was published earlier this week. Be fun to live with “Joy” is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). If your Christianity makes you dreary and dull, you don’t understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit nor what Christ has done. If pastors would reflect the joy of … Continued