March 21 Towers: D.A. Carson and peculiar providence; Wellum talks church and seminary; and Haykin helps readers rediscover the Church Fathers

Communications Staff — March 22, 2011

The March 21 “Towers” is now available. As the cover suggests, this issue wrestles with the relationship between the church and the seminary. Voices from Southern Seminary and beyond weigh in about questions about the necessity, effectiveness, and appropriate role of the institution. The PDF for the issue, “Of Pulpits and Lecterns,” is available at the SBTS Resources page.

This issue includes:

  • D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, speaks about God’s peculiar providence and the church-seminary dynamic in Aaron’s article reflecting upon his recent encounter with the world-renowned scholar (pages 3 and 6);
  • Stephen J. Wellum, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary and editor of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, talks with me (Josh) about the role of the seminary with respect to the local church and the training of ministers (pages 4-5);
  • Michael A.G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality at Southern Seminary, discusses his new book, Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church (pages 8-9). Aaron offers a brief review on page 10;
  • SBTS faculty and students will present at regional Evangelical Missiological Society meeting (page 13);
  • “Towers” contributor Robert E. Sagers says orthodox evangelicals should not concede “love wins” language to Rob Bell (page 6);
  • Regular contributors Jason Fowler and Steve Jones examine a Basil Manly Sr. sermon from 1857 about dueling in this issue’s History Highlight, “A sermon at 10 paces” (page 12);
  • “Three Questions” with Richard Bauckham (page 16), book reviews, news around campus and more.

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