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 »

By The Way, What Time Is It, Anyway?

Have you ever been misunderstood, misrepresented or misquoted in ministry? If you have been involved in ministry for any length of time, the answer is an emphatic YES! Be encouraged: your service in ministry reflects the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. He wa... Read More »

Is Extending An Invitation Really Relevant For Today?

The contemporary pulpit of the 21st century has become silent. Not in regard to story-telling, pithy sayings, anecdotes and illustrative pictures of everyday life, but with regard to any concrete explanation of the text of Scripture. In some cases, the use of ... Read More »

Our Answer to God’s Call – L.R. Scarborough

I recently came across a resource made available by the librarians at Southwestern Seminary’s Roberts Library. They have been diligently working to make digital archives of letters, lecture notes, articles, pictures and sermons of past presidents of Southwes... Read More »

An Appeal To Pastors—Please Call Out The Called

“This is a heart message to my brothers in a holy cause, seeking to lay upon their souls Christ’s cry for Gospel recruits. … Will we do our part in calling out … those He has called?”[1] This is the heartfelt plea of L.R. Scarborough, the second pres... Read More »

What Can I Do With A Humanities Degree?

I occasionally get asked this question from prospective students and their parents who are a bit puzzled to discover that, in addition to courses in biblical studies, the curriculum at the College at Southwestern includes a humanities component in which studen... Read More »

Racism, Violence, and the Gospel

On July 7, we were once again confronted with the problem of violence and the state of race relations in our country as Micah Xavier Johnson shot and killed five Dallas police officers and wounded many more. The deadly attack followed the police shootings of t... Read More »

Do Black Lives Matter?

President Obama and a host of other leaders seem unable to resolve the racial tensions in our country. And neither they nor anyone else will ever succeed unless there is a return to acknowledging the words found in Genesis: “And Adam called his wife’s name... Read More »

Supporting Perry – Supporting Us All

Am I rejoicing at Perry Noble’s forced departure from NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina? I could scarcely believe my ears when that question was asked. To the contrary, I am profoundly saddened – hurting for an obviously gifted young man, sad fo... Read More »

Pokémon Go Puts Pikachus In The Pews

Dear Pastor: Pokémon Go brought more visitors to the church door than your sermon.  As of early last week, iOS and Android users within the United States are able to download an app that is taking the country by storm. From the mid-‘90s to late 2000s, Po... Read More »