April 11 Towers: Biblical theology, systematic theology & stabbing a fat man; Moore on his new book; the urgency of biblical manhood; and Three Questions with C.J. Mahaney

Communications Staff — April 8, 2011

The April 11 “Towers” is now available online. In this issue, we stab the fat man – well, at least Ehud does in our feature article instructing readers about how to preach the Gospel from the Book of Judges. In our feature article, Greg Gilbert, a Southern Seminary alumnus, discusses the usefulness of both biblical theology and systematic theology in preaching Jesus from Old Testament texts (page 3). Gilbert is senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky.

The PDF for the April 11 issue is available at the SBTS Resources page.

Also in “Towers”:

  • Russell D. Moore, dean of the School of Theology and professor of Christian theology and ethics at SBTS, talks with me (Josh) about his new book, Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ, along with other relevant matters, such as the nature of temptation, love for neighbor, the art of writing, Johnny Cash and the 1980s Christian rock group Petra (pages 8-9). I also offer a brief review of Tempted and Tried on page 10;
  • Randy Stinson, dean of the School of Church Ministries at Southern Seminary, and Dan Dumas, senior vice president for institutional administration at Southern Seminary, lay out the importance of biblical manhood, providing an excerpt from the new book, A Guide to Biblical Manhood (page 4);
  • R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, along with J.D. Greear and Moore tell high school students what’s important (page 7). Greear is pastor of the Summit Church in Durham, N.C.;
  • Kenneth Magnuson, professor of Christian ethics at Southern Seminary, discusses reproductive technologies in his faculty address (page 6);
  • SBTS alum and employ Scott Lamb publishes a biography of Major League Baseball player Albert Pujols (page 11). Lamb is director of research for the SBTS President’s Office;
  • “Towers” contributor Courtney Reissig provides a Southern Story about Jaye Martin, director of women’s leadership at SBTS (page 14); and
  • “Three Questions” with C.J. Mahaney, president of Sovereign Grace Ministries (page 16), book reviews, news around campus and more.

Are you ready to become a pastor, counselor, or church leader who is Trusted for Truth?

Apply now for summer or fall studies

Classes begin in June & Aug.