Jan. 24 Towers: Payne goes urban; SBTS profs discuss Lord’s Supper; and Carson answers “Three Questions”

Communications Staff — January 31, 2011

The Jan. 24 “Towers” is now available. Carrying the theme “urbanamerica,” the issue provides reflection, counsel and documention pertinent to conducting Gospel ministry in an increasingly urbanized world. With the majority of the global population now living in cities, those who are serious about taking the Gospel to all nations must seriously consider the implications of urbanization for missions.

The SBTS Resources page provides the PDF for the Jan. 24 “Towers.” Pieces in this issue include:

  • J.D. Payne, associate professor of church planting and evangelism and director of the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting at Southern Seminary, addresses some of the components to urban missions and ministry in his article, “G.O.I.N.G. U.R.B.A.N.” (pages 3 and 6);
  • Aaron interacts with the contributors of the new volume, The Lord’s Supper: Remembering and Proclaiming Christ Until He Comes (B&H, 2010). Edited by Thomas R. Schreiner and Matthew Crawford, the book presents baptistic perspectives about the ordinance of Communion. In addition to Schreiner and others, the piece presents thoughts about the book’s subject matter and relevance from SBTS professors Jonathan Pennington, Gregg Allison, Brian Vickers, Shawn Wright, Greg Wills, Jim Hamilton and Bruce Ware (pages 8 and 9). Aaron also offers a brief review of The Lord’s Supper (page 10);
  • SBTS sponsors its first team of students to New York City for urban ministry and missions exposure throughout the city’s neighborhoods and boroughs (page 4);
  • The Southern Story recounts the call to vocational ministry and the overseas evangelism of Ed Stucky, doctor of ministry student and admissions counselor at Southern Seminary. Stucky serves as senior pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. (page 13); and
  • The back page has “Three Questions” with D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (page 16).

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