Favorite Books in 2015

by Theological Commission It is the time of year when many readers are finishing up their last minute Christmas shopping. But by now, many who read blogs will also be seeing “Top Books” lists of many shapes and sizes. Sometimes these can be difficult to wade through as…

Christians and Cultural Transformation

by Matthew Pinson (the following is a blog post originally published here on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission blog; ) I recently listened to a podcast of the White Horse Inn in which Michael Horton featured the ongoing transformation of Mackenzie University, a prestigious…

Deus in Machina: Reading (and Studying) the Old, Old Story on your Tablet

(Part 1 of 2) by Kevin Hester As a non-digital native, whenever I think of Scripture I envision my first “real” Bible. It was a red-letter, leather-bound, Old Scofield Reference Bible. I still have it and I still use it from time to time though its condition is…

Pastoral Theology & Change

by Jackson Watts One of the most frustrating aspects of Christian leadership—and pastoral ministry in particular—is the challenge of leading congregations through change. By change we mean either the 1) introduction of something new to the church’s life, 2) reformation of an existing aspect of a church’s ministry,…

A Few Borrowed Words about Plagiarism

by Randy Corn Recently I produced a post for this blog entitled “Whose Sermon Is It?” The subject was plagiarism, and I had been motivated to explore this at the request of a friend. This fellow minister is one of those guys in “denominational leadership,” which means that…