Religious Law and Christlike Love

Recently I had a conversation with a student about some trials his family is facing—one of his siblings has become wayward. He explained how his father is willing to accept this wayward sibling back into his home on the condition of repentance—an adherence... Read More »

The Folly of Fakery in Ministry

“You fake it ‘til you make it.” So the saying goes. I can’t tell you how many are faking it in the ministry, but I can tell you that the tensions run high with the pressure that comes with ministry—preaching, ministering to people, giving counsel, ke... Read More »

If You Love Me, Give Me Whatever I Want

When I was a child, my two sisters shared a bedroom. It was larger than mine, and I wanted it. On one occasion, while my parents were gone, I convinced my sisters to switch rooms with me. “If you really love me,” I said, “you will switch rooms with me.... Read More »

Good Foundations at the IMB

At the 2018 SBC annual meeting in Dallas, many Southern Baptists received a copy of the new IMB document, Foundations, at the IMB exhibit area. The document’s stated purpose is “to answer foundational questions of who we are and what we do with implication... Read More »

What is Real Biblical Manhood?

Evangelicalism is undergoing a crisis of manhood. By turning our attention to the perfect man, Jesus of Nazareth, we can sort through the confusion and recall a compelling biblical anthropology at a time when men – and women for that matter – requi... Read More »

Seminary’s Box of Crayons

Last year, I penned an article entitled “Tips for being a Successful Student.” Here, let’s examine what is THE school supply every Southwestern student MUST have. I have always loved the start of a new school year. The excitement and expectation of learn... Read More »

Is Euthanizing Children Healthcare?

Our children remain under attack by society’s increasing immorality, the disintegration of bioethics that no longer upholds sanctity of life and the image of God as foundational underpinnings, and the confusion caused by biomedical technologies blurring the ... Read More »

The Unbearable Truth

“Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear my word.” (John 8:43) In the climax of the 1992 movie “A Few Good Men,” Col. Nathan R. Jessep vehemently responds to Lt. Daniel Kaffee’s inquiry for the truth with the famous ... Read More »

Is Pornography Morally Acceptable at Seminary?

No, this title is not clickbait. It is a question our seminaries, churches, and homes are confronting daily. Read on. State of Affairs A recent Gallup poll reported that 43 percent of Americans now think pornography is morally acceptable.[1] This is up from 36... Read More »

The Perils of Patriotic Preaching

What does a theologian teach to young preachers at the dawn of the Third Reich? Such was the dilemma of Karl Barth, a Swiss-born theologian, noted professor and outspoken critic of Adolf Hitler. Barth launched a resistance movement amidst the German firestorm ... Read More »