An Irrelevant Church

This month (April 2016) I attended a conference in Hungary that both shared and explored initiatives by evangelicals in Europe regarding the integration of faith and the workplace. There were some fascinating stories of how believing business people are intent... Read More »

Must We Believe in the Doctrine of the Trinity?

The following is an excerpt from Yarnell’s recently published book, “God the Trinity: Biblical Portraits.” Evangelicalism in America has amalgamated for scholars in the organization known as the Evangelical Theological Society. The two parts of its “do... Read More »

Three Ways To Teach Your Kids Apologetics (Without Them Realizing It)

I teach apologetics at a seminary partly because of my kids. I want them to grow up in a world where belief in God is viewed as plausible and desirable. Unfortunately, there are loud voices—Internet atheists, new atheists, new new atheists—who think belief... Read More »

Proficiency Over Rapidity: Text-Driven MDiv

Proficiency with “tools of the trade” is highly valued in the majority of vocations. For instance, a pilot cannot become a captain or first officer without completing 1,500 hours of flight time at the controls of a plane. A violinist cannot become exceptio... Read More »

The Hole in our Evangelism

We are living in the midst of an epidemic. I am not speaking of a physical epidemic that can be researched and treated by doctors or scientists. I am speaking of a spiritual epidemic being ignored by churches throughout our nation. The epidemic I am speaking o... Read More »

Why Go To Bible College or Seminary?

“Training? You will not need any training! You just need a passion for the USA, for democracy, and a love for the fight. Watch a few videos about war, and you will be as good as any Special Ops operator in the Marines. Don’t waste your youth. Volunteer now... Read More »

Easter: What About Monday?

We all know about Easter Sunday (resurrection) and Good Friday (crucifixion). Some know about Maundy Thursday (Last Supper). But do you know about Easter Monday, the day after Easter? Known as “Bright Monday” among the Eastern Orthodox, Easter Monday is re... Read More »

The Importance of Biblical Languages

In his Grammar, A.T. Robertson, the noted Southern Baptist Greek scholar of yesteryear, shared the conviction of A.M. Fairbairn when he said, “No man can be a theologian who is not a philologian. He who is no grammarian is no divine.”[1] In other words, bo... Read More »

A Strong Message to the Local Church – Cooperative Program

On February 22nd and 23rd of this year, the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to discuss matters that affect the largest evangelical denomination in the United States. Southwestern Seminary sent eight student lead... Read More »

Letting Kids Learn the Lessons of Losing

Spring is in the air, and fields are filling up with children playing sports. My oldest daughter just started playing soccer after a hiatus of a couple of years. Her team has lots of wonderful girls and a great coach with loads of experience. However, they hav... Read More »