Author: Keith Collier

Keith Collier serves as managing editor of the Southern Baptist TEXAN and is an elder at Normandale Baptist Church in Fort Worth. He earned both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy from Southwestern Seminary (in 2010 and 2016, respectively). He and his wife, Amy, have three children, ages 6 to 12. Twitter: @kmancollier

Stick Figures as an Act of Worship: 8 Tips for Helping Children Listen in Big Church

Drawing stick figures can be a spiritual act of worship. That statement may sound childish to you, but it can become a gateway into engaging your children with your pastor’s weekly sermon. And, you might be surprised at how often it causes you to engage more... Read More »

If you never swing the bat, you will never hit the ball

My 10-year-old son Will and I share a common love—baseball. While he’s not naturally gifted at playing the game, Will loves to be part of the team, and as with most kids his age his skills have progressed each year through repetition and practice. This pas... Read More »

LAUNCH: Creating a Culture of Everyday Evangelism [VIDEO]

On June 11, Southwestern Seminary hosted a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention to discuss how churches can create a culture of everyday evangelism and reach their communities with the gospel. Pastors and SBC leaders from a... Read More »

A Field Guide for a Dangerous Call

Are you walking into danger? Ministry is a dangerous call. Thankfully, God has provided guides to decision-making in ministry.  In his latest book, A Field Guide for a Dangerous Call, Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson warns of potential pitfalls... Read More »

Create a Culture of Everyday Evangelism in Your Church

What if every member of your church made evangelism a regular practice in his or her daily routine? Imagine the impact this would have on your church and community. Sadly, though, what should be a natural part of the Christian life is often neglected or passed... Read More »

New Go-To Guide for Every Preacher

Every effective preacher needs tools to craft faithful, text-driven sermons. However, since pastors have limited time each week and there are thousands of potential preaching resources, knowing the best commentaries and books to help in sermon preparation can ... Read More »

Patterson answers questions on his high school GPA, new Calvinism, and more

From his high school GPA to thoughts on New Calvinism, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson answered more than 80 questions related to theology, ministry, and personal history during a rapid-fire Q&A session, March 27.... Read More »

The Biblical Woman Statement

Southwestern Seminary’s women’s programs blog BiblicalWoman.org released a statement today defining their position on biblical womanhood.... Read More »

Southwestern professors offer book recommendations for Christmas Break

Southwestern Seminary professors recommended reading for students as they take a break from classes during the Christmas season. Assuming that students consistently read Scripture, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology Mark Leeds says that the winter brea... Read More »

How in the World Will We Reach the Antandroy?

In response to the IMB’s request to adopt an people group, Southwestern has selected the Antandroy of Madagascar. How will Southwestern engage the Antandroy? We’re glad you asked. In partnership with the International Mission Board (IMB), Southwestern ... Read More »