Monthly Archives: May 2013

Re-Send: What Do You Do with the Post-Sermon Compliment?

Knowing that I love praise, I have wondered what to do when someone compliments a sermon.... Read More »

The Lost Virtue of Humility

Humility is very commonly thought of as a matter of self-deprecation. The thought seems to be that the more we put ourselves down, the more humble we are. This has led some philosophers throughout history to deny that humility is even a virtue but is instead more of a vice. Howev... Read More »

Murder or Abortion: What’s the Difference?

CNN reported on a tragic story about a woman whose boyfriend tricked her into taking an abortion-inducing drug after she told him she was pregnant. The boyfriend, John Andrew Welden, is now facing first-degree murder charges for killing the unborn child. Welden told his girlfrien... Read More »

Seven Summits Worth Climbing in Church History: Carl F. H. Henry

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on B&H Academic Blog and is part of a series of theological biographies by Jason Duesing: Seven Summits Worth Climbing in Church History. “He is intellectually the most eminent of conservative theologians. I would say he... Read More »

Three Things that We Like about Homeschooling (a Mother’s Day Tribute)

When I tell people about my wife’s job, they are usually very impressed. Their sentiments are usually expressed in statements like “Wow, that is amazing” or “I could never do that.” What does she do? She is a diligent homemaker who homeschools our children. I should add... Read More »

The Ministry of a Shepherd: They Don’t Need to Go Away

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series on the The Ministry of a Shepherd from Ezekiel 34. Matthew records an account during the ministry of Jesus that took place after the execution of John the Baptist. The Gospel accounts that after Jesus learned of those events, He wi... Read More »

Through Thick and Thin: Friends and Friendship in God’s Grand Plan

Editor’s note: This is a companion piece to the article “Seven Summits Worth Climbing in Church History: William Carey” by Jason G. Duesing, vice president for strategic initiatives at Southwestern Seminary. In one of my favorite parts of The Lord of the Rings, ... Read More »

Seven Summits Worth Climbing in Church History: William Carey

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on B&H Academic Blog and is part of a series of theological biographies by Jason Duesing: Seven Summits Worth Climbing in Church History “He keeps the grand end in view.” After arriving in India in September 1796, John... Read More »

Guiding Teenagers to Love the Church

Just use your imagination. One of your teenagers has graduated and has just started his freshman year at college. It is the first Sunday morning. Asleep in the dorm, he hears his phone alarm go off at 7:00 am. Will he get up and find a new church or roll over and sleep until noon... Read More »

Gay in the NBA: Jason Collins and Chris Broussard

The biggest news in professional basketball this week has nothing to do with the NBA playoffs. Instead, the basketball world is talking about Jason Collins’ first-person essay for Sports Illustrated in which announces he is gay. Within a sports-saturated culture, this is big ne... Read More »

Theological Insights from Southwestern