What If This Is the End of Freedom in America?

A quick review of recent news headlines in the United States reveals an increasing number of incidents where governmental executives, legislators and judges have borrowed from the intolerant presuppositions of secular progressivism to restrict the religious li... 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 »

The Evangelistic Seminary

And he said unto them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 Christianity is perhaps best described as a twofold following after the Lord Jesus Christ. On the one hand, Jesus’ first and foremost rallying cry was, ̶... Read More »

Noah and Gnosticism

The recent film “Noah” has garnered attention and criticism. I have especially followed with interest the secondary conversation between the promoters and critics of the movie. For instance, in a recent movie review, Dr. Brian Mattson describes “Noah” ... Read More »

Reflections on Teaching Online: “The Christological Content of the Christian Faith”

At Southwestern, it is a privilege to be part of an innovative faculty that has taken upon itself the responsibility for instructing a large and growing set of courses through an online format. Many people, students here and at other institutions as well as fa... Read More »

Unity, Yes, But in the Truth Only

Editor’s Note: During The Elephant Room, a panel discussion of prominent pastors from a variety of backgrounds and theological positions, Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House church in Dallas explained his views on the Trinity with moderators Ma... Read More »

The Extraordinary Awakening: Why We Celebrate Radical Reformation Day

On Jan. 30-31, 2012, Southwestern Seminary will host the Anabaptism & Contemporary Baptists Conference, featuring guest speakers Abraham Friesen, Rick Warren, and others. For more information and to register, visit www.swbts.edu/anabaptist. Radical Reforma... Read More »

Christians called to salvation, service

God calls the farmer, the businessman and even the hangman to his vocation. In fact, God calls every Christian not only to salvation but to service, Malcolm Yarnell said during the fourth of the Land Center Lectures on the Theology of Work and Economics, March... Read More »

The Church: A Bride, A Building, A Body

It is common to describe relationships, such as that between two lovers, through similes and metaphors. For instance, one may say to a beloved, “I miss you like the flower misses the rain.” Or, “Our love is forever in bloom.” In referri... Read More »

Beautiful Tunisia: A call to prayer

Alongside several other professors, John Mark Yeats and I led a group of students to Tunisia several years ago to study North African Christian history and theology. Today, we see occurring what the media has dubbed a “jasmine revolution,” which is... Read More »