Demographics in America: No Longer a Black and White Issue

Immigration is one of the most divisive political issues of this presidential election cycle and has raised the collective blood pressure of our nation. As a nation of immigrants and, more importantly, as churches, it is imperative that we understand the past,... Read More »

When Pastor Paul becomes Persecutor Saul

Over the last seven years working with college and seminary students in various ministry capacities, I have had the privilege of meeting many young men who are serving the Lord in their first ministry positions. For any young minister, his first ministry posit... Read More »

Less traditional student ministry might mean more disciples

If student pastors were to stop doing about two-thirds of what they are doing, we might begin producing more disciples. Why? Because if they stop doing some things, then they will have time to do other things that offer even more promise. I have much confidenc... Read More »

April 30, 1945 and November 8, 2016

What do April 30, 1945, and Nov. 8, 2016, have in common? The first date was the culmination of World War II. On that fateful day, Adolf Hitler apparently shot himself in the mouth as Russian soldiers moved in on his compound. But in the midst of all that trag... Read More »

The Bible, the Preacher, and the Presenting Issue

The dust-up surrounding Andy Stanley’s sermon The Bible Told Me So and the related interview with Russell Moore at the ERLC national conference provides the preaching professor a great opportunity to think about the nature of the Word. And this blog is about... Read More »

The Deadly Sins Of Digital Culture

For those who strive to walk in the way of Jesus of Nazareth, the question of character formation is of paramount importance. Jesus Himself underscored the primacy of one’s character in His remark that “the things that proceed out of the mouth come from th... Read More »

A 9/11 Prayer for Our Nation

Virtually every generation has one of those moments where they will forever remember what was happening when a tragedy struck. My grandparents’ generation had Pearl Harbor. My parents’ generation had the assassination of JFK. My generation has Sept. 11, 20... Read More »

The Rise of Soteriological Traditionalism

In 2012, hundreds of pastors, professors and laypersons affixed their signatures to the most attested confession of faith Southern Baptists have ever produced with the exception of The Baptist Faith and Message. Since that time, hundreds more have signed this ... Read More »

Does Authorial Intent Really Matter?

Tragic events over the last few years have led to significant discussions in our country regarding justice, spawning competing slogans such as “Black Lives Matter,” “All Lives Matter,” and “Blue Lives Matter.” Taken at face value, all of these slog... Read More »

The Power of Evangelistic Questioning – George Whitefield

George Whitefield (1714-1770) was arguably the greatest preacher of the 18th century. Converted as a university student at Oxford, the young convert devoted himself to knowing God by committing himself to intense spiritual discipline and Christian service with... Read More »