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Ten Reasons to Read Jonathan Edwards

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When I teach church history courses at Southeastern Seminary, I always encourage my students to pick a favorite saint from bygone days and allow him or her to become a “traveling partner” throughout the students’ own lives and ministries. I tell them my traveling partner is Jonathan Edwards. No other … Read More »

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The History of Christian Spirituality: Recommended Resources

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Over the past couple of years, I have become increasingly interested in the topic of Christian spirituality. While I have always cared about spirituality from a personal and pastoral perspective, I have had a growing interest in the study of spirituality from a scholarly (mostly historical theological) perspective as well. … Read More »

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St. Patrick and the Great Commission

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When most Americans think of St. Patrick’s Day, they probably either think of the legend of Patrick driving out all the snakes from Ireland or they think about all the drinking and partying that takes place on this day. This is likely just as true for Christians as for non-Christians. … Read More »

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The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived

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This blog post serves advance notice: Crossway’s recently released book, The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived, is a treasure for the church. Southeastern’s own Andreas Köstenberger and Crossway’s Justin Taylor have collaborated to produce a high quality devotional work … Read More »

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On the Baptist Confession of 1689

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The Second London Confession is the most influential Baptist confession of faith ever written. The Second London Confession was drafted in 1677 for the Petty France Church in London, during a time when Baptists and other Dissenters were being persecuted under the Clarendon Code. When William and Mary ascended to … Read More »

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Andrew Fuller’s Advice for Your Daily Quiet Time

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Various Christian traditions tend to emphasize different practices when it comes to cultivating a healthy personal piety. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, prayerful meditation, often with the aid of icons, has occupied a signal place in personal spirituality. In Roman Catholicism, Marian piety remains a perennial emphasis. In Anglicanism, the … Read More »

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Andrew Fuller on Confessions of Faith

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One of the key differences between most Southern Baptist conservatives and most moderate Baptists in the South is the place of confessional statements. This difference was magnified during the years between 1998 and 2002 when Southern Baptists amended and then revised the Baptist Faith and Message and required denominational employees … 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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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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Four Reasons the Gospels Could Not Be Legends

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The most popular theory today against the Bible is that the gospels are a bunch of myths and legends. As the theory goes, Jesus was a great guy with some commendable teachings, but the stories we have about him in the four gospels are made-up legends intended to beef up … Read More »

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