June 27 Towers: SBC, SBTS focus on reaching the nations for Christ; biblical manhood amid the rubble; Piper addresses SBC pastors; Wilder talks about Transformission

Communications Staff — June 29, 2011

The June 27 “Towers” is available online. The issue provides coverage from the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. Coverage includes SBTS President R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s presentation at the seminary’s annual luncheon in which he discusses changes and development at Southern from recent months (page 7). Also SBC-related is Jimmy Scroggins’ editorial concerning his optimism for the Convention following the annual meeting (page 4); Scroggins is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, Fla., and a former dean of Boyce College. At the SBC Pastors’ Conference, John Piper, pastor of preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn., challenged his audience to become God-centered in their approach to missions and evangelism (page 3).

Other items in “Towers” include:

  • a reflection about the display of biblical manhood in the tornado-stricken southern states (page 5);
  • interview with SBTS School of Church Ministries prof Michael Wilder about his book, Transformission (page 9);
  • former Billy Graham School Dean Chuck Lawless’ move to the International Mission Board (page 6);
  • Zane Pratt as the new dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism (page 6);
  • SBTS evangelism professor Paul Chitwood’s election as executive director-treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention (page 7);
  • Three Questions with Michael Mardis, dean of students at the University of Louisville (page 16); and
  • book reviews, a Southern Story featuring SBTS music professor Thomas W. Bolton, the History Highlight, and more.

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