In Case You Missed It

1) A new year brings new hopes and dreams but also new opportunities to sin. Chuck Lawless warns us to take caution in 2015.

2) Ed Stetzer reminds us that Jesus spent a lot of time with “the lost,” and we might do well to love them as he did.

3) Across the pond, Andrew Wilson shares a talk he gave on a “theology of maleness.” This is an important topic for men and women in our increasingly gender neutral culture.

4) SEBTS VP of Institutional Advancement, Art Rainer writes about the five reasons young leaders should cherish parenthood.

5) Trillia Newbell argues that love ought to inform all our actions that spring from faith. Works without faith is dead.

In Case You Missed It

1) Southeastern alum (M.Div.) and current pastor at Gateway Heights Church in Cleveland, Ohio, Cory Wilson writes about the evangelical expression of “A Biblical Vision of Marriage” at First Things.

2) Students must read: Southeastern VP of Institutional Advancement, Art Rainer, shares some good advice on how to avoid student loan debt.

3) Ed Stetzer provides helpful analysis of the growth of Pentecostalism while many other evangelical denominations are shrinking.

4) An illuminating testimonial and helpful argument from Al Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on sexual orientation and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

5) Our culture didn’t become secular overnight. Read Trevin Wax’s interview of James K. A. Smith to find out how Charles Taylor tells this story.

6) This one is a bit more dated, but still worth reading. At the New Republic, John Gray reviews Richard Dawkins’ auto-biography, An Appetite for WonderAtheism, it seems, is a religion.

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In Case You Missed It

1) Art Rainer, VP of Institutional Advancement at Southeastern, offers some reasons why ministry leaders often quit after three years. He also provides some resources to help.

2) Ed Stetzer takes a look at the connection between biblical literacy and Bible engagement.

3) At First Things, Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School, writes about the life and mission of William Carey and the lessons we can learn from it.

4) From the Center for Pastor Theologians, Todd Wilson offers some valuable advice to seminary students. “Don’t begrudge the suffering that God sends into your life.”

5) Jeremy Writebol discuses how Christians should respond to Ebola in the U.S.race game online