How Can You Grow in Your Faith? Learn Theology! (Like at Gospel Coalition 2013)

Do you want to grow in your faith in Christ? Yes? I have a few thoughts for you. First: instead of avoiding theology and focusing solely on piety, read and study theology in order to grow in your walk with Christ. The two are not and must not be seen as separate. They work in hand [Read More...]

Things You Should Read: Credo on Old Princeton

I can’t lie.  I’m an unadulterated Baptist, but I am over the moon for “Old Princeton,” the street name for the conservative iteration of Princeton Theological Seminary (roughly 1812-early 1900s). Old Princeton was the confessional institution in America for a century, the first of the great American seminaries.  Its doctrinal outlook and methodology directly influenced [Read More...]

Monday Night Pre-T4G: SBTS Panel w/Trueman, Bethke, Harris, Moore

Just heard from the SBTS brass that this killer dinner/panel at Southern Seminary in Louisville on Monday night (two days from now) has, due to popular demand, added 100 extra seats.  Here’s the info: Dinner & Dialogue Monday, April 9, 6:00-8:00p.m. Dinner in Heritage Hall, Dialogue in Alumni Chapel $15.00 Join us for a pre-conference [Read More...]

Credo Magazine Interviews Bruce Ware on the New Perspective

This from Credo magazine: Last fall I (Matthew Barrett) had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Bruce Ware, Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to talk about evangelicalism–past, present, and future. Ware is a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society and he provides much insight on the current state of evangelicalism. In [Read More...]

TEDS PhD Graduation 2011: Why The Labor & Pain of Seminary Is Abundantly Worth It

Casey Lewis of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas just wrote a nice post reflecting on his MDiv experience (HT: TGC).  It’s worth checking out.  Here’s a snippet from his comments on plugging in at church: Don’t coast through your seminary career thinking you will minister when you take on your first church. [Read More...]

The SBTS Sesquicentennial: Recapping A Celebration of Faith

Today Southern Seminary–or, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary–celebrated its 150th anniversary.  This is known in fancy chronological language as a sesquicentennial. The day was an eventful and meaningful one.  Events at SBTS included a lunch at 12:30pm that drew way over 1000 people; a time for campus tours and fellowship afterwards; and a ceremony at [Read More...]

Southern Baptists and Hip Hop: No, I’m Not Making This Up

Just go here and see what I’m talking about. Russ Moore, dean of the 4400-student Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the flagship Southern Baptist seminary, interviews the Christian rapper Flame while guest-hosting the Albert Mohler radio program. For those of you who know little about either of these worlds, let me be your trusty guide and [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, June 20, 2008: New England Pastors

1. I don’t know if you saw this from a few days back, but a New England pastor named Josh left a moving comment on my blog about small churches. Here it is in its entirety: “I am a New England pastor, and I would wholeheartedly agree with your assessment. The pastors in my association [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, May 16, 2008: FreeRange Kids, Adorare Mente, & the White Board Sessions

1. Spotted a terrific article in the LA Times the other day about a parent who rebelled against overparenting and let her nine-year-old find his way home on the New York subway. The author, Rosa Brooks, makes the case for letting kids be kids, and play as such. Also, check out a great site called [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, February 22, 2008: Mohler, Carson, and One Powerful Song

1. Andy Naselli, a friend from TEDS and PhD student in New Testament (and D. A. Carson’s research guy) blogs about the online history of Southern Seminary that I worked on a few years back. I’m linking to it here because Andy lays out the site’s content in a really helpful way. If you’ve never [Read More...]


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