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Book Notice: “Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World”

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It is no small secret that university religion departments often provide a lush environment for professors who wish to undercut the historic Christian faith. In recognition of this fact, and in an attempt to respond to such criticisms, Andreas Köstenberger, Josh Chatraw, and Darrell Bock recently published Truth Matters: Confident … Read More »

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A Letter From the President: Reflections On Ten Wonderful Years

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On January 15th of this year I celebrated my 10th year at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  For Charlotte and me, this is almost impossible to believe!  And yet at the same time, we have experienced so many things.  As I pen this letter from Istanbul, Turkey, where we have the … Read More »

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New SEBTS Online Course on Islam

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Many if not most Christians need to understand Islam, both as a religion and a culture, in order to pursue faithful witness to Christ in the 21st century. Questions about Islam’s origins, iterations, practices, and its relation to Christianity must be considered in the effort to understand and witness. To … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: Ideas Still Have Consequences

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Readers of a certain age will no doubt remember the 1960s and 70s. Among many infelicities committed by American scholars and intellectuals in those decades was the demotion and near-dismissal of the study of intellectual history (the discipline which tells the history of major ideas and thinkers) from the American … Read More »

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Book Notice: “A Theology of Matthew” by Charles L. Quarles

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Southeastern’s own Chuck Quarles, Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, has recently published yet another fine work in New Testament studies. Already the author of several books including The Cradle, The Cross, & The Crown and The Sermon on the Mount, Quarles recently published A Theology of Matthew: Jesus … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: An Outrageous Idea for Universities & Seminaries

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Just asking. If an institution of higher education were to offer Ph.D. programs (which prepare future professors), do you think it would include some readings and seat time addressing the topic of, ahem, how to be a good teacher? This is the question Derek Bok asks in his fine little … Read More »

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Should You Pursue a Ph.D.?

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I knew from the time I was a senior in college that I wanted to earn a Ph.D. in either church history or theology. I felt like this was the right course for me whether I ended up as a professor, a vocational pastor, or both. I have never regretted … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: To Examine or Not to Examine, That is the Question

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I am left uncompelled. In a recent article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Stacey Patton reports that an increasing number of graduate students and professors wish to get rid of comprehensive examinations as a requirement for completing graduate school.[1] Traditionally, faculty and students have considered “comps” essential to a … Read More »

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SEBTS Faculty and Students at Evangelical Theological Society (Updated)

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If you are planning to attend the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society this year in Baltimore, MD, we hope that you will take the opportunity to stop by some of the sessions that are featuring SEBTS professors, students, and adjunctive faculty. We are pleased to have 13 faculty … Read More »

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Equipping Pastors Part 11: The Pastor and the Southern Baptist Convention–Why Get Involved?

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[Note: this article by SEBTS President Danny Akin is the 11th in a semester-long series on Mondays focusing on the equipping of pastors at Southeastern. President Akin has been a leader in the SBC in calling for a Great Commission Resurgence and in challenging younger leaders to be engaged in ... Read More »

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