Albert Mohler Reviews “Risky Gospel”

The president of Southern Seminary and Boyce College, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., just reviewed my new book Risky Gospel. I am deeply thankful for this kind and incisive review. Here’s a snippet: One of the most lamentable symptoms of today’s emotionalist Christianity is its tendency to inaction. … Tragically, throughout their lifetimes many church members and [Read More...]

Brett Favre: “I think after 20 years, God only knows the toll”

I saw these words from former NFL star Brett Favre on memory loss and concussions today. Favre was asked by the St. Louis Rams to come out of retirement at age 44 and play again. Here’s what he said in a radio interview recently: I don’t remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one [Read More...]

Willie Nelson, Jewish Moms, and the New Deadbeat Dads

In 1978, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson covered one of the classic songs of recent decades. Performed first by Ed Bruce, “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” hit number 1 on the charts and touched a cultural chord. No doubt there were a few aspiring cowboys who were diverted to new [Read More...]

Why CBMW Is Excited About TGC ’13: We Love the Gospel

The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood will be at the Gospel Coalition’s national conference this coming Monday-Wednesday, April 8-10, 2013. We’re very excited about this conference, because we love the gospel and count it as the core of all our work and ministry. It is a signal mark of health in evangelicalism that so [Read More...]

Violence in Scripture: The Next Major Challenge to the Faith?

Some of you know that at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, we recently engaged the issues raised by Messiah College professor Eric Seibert. In a chapel panel led by president R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Phillip Bethancourt (helpful blog here), Denny Burk, and I worked through Seibert’s argument, seeking to understand his perspective while offering a [Read More...]

Southern Seminary Events: Panel on Scripture’s “Immorality” & New England Travel

Two matters related to life at Southern Seminary. Tomorrow in chapel at 10am, Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler, Jr. will be leading a panel on recent challenges to the doctrine of Scripture entitled “God in the Dock: Is God a Moral Monster?” You can watch the panel, which will feature Denny Burk, Phillip Bethancourt, [Read More...]

Al Mohler on Global Gospel Promotion

This video, announcing this collegiate conference in February 2013, is beautifully done and deeply inspiring. I appreciate Al Mohler for many reasons; one of the most important is that he has done careful thinking on global cities and how they relate to the spread of the gospel. His co-speaker at the Resolute conference, John Piper, has done a great [Read More...]

Beginning Work at the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

I am excited, officially, to work at the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood as Executive Director. CBMW is an organization that has had a major impact on my life and theology. I trained under leading complementarians Bruce Ware (former CBMW president), Al Mohler, and Mark Dever. Under these figures (and others) I learned about [Read More...]

Al Mohler: Leadership Is the Expression of Conviction

I’m making my way through an exciting new leadership book by my school’s president, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Bethany House, 2012). It is a terrific read, full of deep thinking on leadership driven by biblical wisdom and corroborated through historical examples, with a nice sprinkling of [Read More...]

Christianity Today Covers the SBC Calvinism Debate

Just yesterday, Christianity Today published coverage of the recent debate over a statement on Calvinism: A statement by a non-Calvinist faction of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has launched infighting within the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, and tensions are expected to escalate Tuesday as church leaders descend on New Orleans. While the election of the [Read More...]


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