Popular articles of 2016

TheologicalMatters.com provides a range of helpful articles written by Southwestern faculty addressing topics such as preaching, ethics, apologetics, current events, church history, marriage, family, ministry and more. Below, you’ll find excerpts from some o... Read More »

Fake news, false ideas, and the knowledge of God

The latest buzz word since the 2016 election is “fake news.” Just what is fake news? Well, like a lot of words in pop culture, there’s no precise definition. Here’s what we know. Fake news is, according to most, a bad thing. Sometimes it is even used t... Read More »

Don’t Miss the Star

Away from the busy city filled with lights, the dark winter nights are bright with stars. The celestial configurations enrapture, and the stillness captivates. The lesser lights of the busy city streets can be distracting. The light below veils rather than unv... Read More »

Why I Read Matthew’s Gospel on Christmas Eve

I will never forget one Christmas Eve many years ago when my family decided to read the account of Jesus’ birth in Mathew instead of Luke. It’s a tradition among my extended family, as I’m sure it is with other families, to read Scripture at this special... Read More »

Resisting the Sacred vs. Secular Divide

As Christians, we affirm Christ’s lordship over all of life—or at least we know we’re supposed to. Should our lives be separated into distinct spheres, with our secular interests and pursuits—what many think of as the ordinary humdrum of day-to-day lif... Read More »

Why I Practice Cold-Call Evangelism and Why You Should Too!

Many of us have received a phone call from an unknown number and, upon answering, found out that the person calling is a random salesperson from a different state attempting to sell the next revolutionary product on the market. When these calls come to our cel... Read More »

Concerning Remarks on Calvinism in Chapel at Southwestern

Recently, a speaker in chapel at Southwestern dealt in a portion of his message with the subject of Calvinism (link to original chapel message). He presented his views on the subject, as would be expected at a Southern Baptist seminary in view of the current d... Read More »

Advent: Waiting, Remembering, Rejoicing

It is that time of year again, or, as we sing along, “the most wonderful time of the year.” The so-called Holiday Season is a joyous time for many people, as it is for me and my family. The ability to travel and rekindle relationships with family and frien... Read More »

Thankful for the Evangelical Church in America: A Korean-American Perspective

As all Americans reflect on what they’re thankful for and especially the way God providentially brought the Puritans to settle this great nation, I wanted to write something personal and from the heart. An ode of gratitude to God for America, if you will. Ho... Read More »

Do Spirituality and Universal Moral Consciousness Point to God?

Arriving in Cameroon, West Africa, to teach at a Baptist seminary for six years beginning in 1976 was quite a journey. This was true physically because of the long travel, emotionally due to cultural adjustments, and spiritually because of an awakening as to h... Read More »