December-January “Towers” re-mythologizes Santa Claus, looks forward to New Year

Communications Staff — December 5, 2011

The December-January 2012 “Towers” is available on stands and online.

Maybe one year Little Nell will finally get a doll, one that can open and shut her eyes. Oddly enough, this expectation might not be too far-fetched. The historical Santa Claus apparently did care about giving to and providing for children. But, according to Jim Parker, the real Santa’s love for children wasn’t his most admirable characteristic. In this two-month issue of “Towers,” Parker, SBTS professor of worldview and culture, gives his reflection on St. Nicholas.

After Christmas passes, plans for 2012 will fill our minds. In this issue, several people in Southern’s community offer their resolutions for the New Year.

The December-January 2012 “Towers” also features interviews with authors Roger E. Olson and Michael Horton about Zondervan’s newly released books, Against Calvinism and For Calvinism, Olson the author of the former and Horton the latter. In addition, news manager Josh Hayes offers a brief review of each title.

And for those feeling fatigue set in during their trek through the daunting 88-hour master of divinity degree program, Southern professors Russell D. Moore and Hershael York offer motivation for finishing strong and moving past the mid-degree crisis.

Southern Seminary Resources publishes “Towers,” Southern Seminary Magazine and other seminary publications digitally as well as physically. Check out the Resources page for an improved online reading experience.

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