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Each Friday at Between the Times we point you to some of this week’s blogposts we think worth your time. Some are written by Southeastern faculty, alumni, or students. Some are from others outside Southeastern who have something to say. Either way, we want to keep you updated in case you missed it.

1) The guys at Baptist 21 share a video (from SBC 2014) featuring helpful discussion on the future of the IMB. The panel includes SEBTS Provost Bruce Ashford and alum Jonathan Akin. 

2) The Gospel Coalition posted the new issue of Themelios, much of which addresses the theology of Jonathan Edwards. If you were unaware, Themelios is an excellent resource for keeping up to date on the goings on in theology.

3) This month at SEBTS, the CGCS encourages everyone to take part in 30 days of going. Read the post from director Scott Hildreth.

4) SEBTS held its opening convocation this week. Dr. Akin spoke on the life of missionary Berth Smith in light of Galatians 2:20. Watch here.

5) Ed Stetzer interviews the family of Nancy Writebol, missionary who contracted Ebola while in West Africa. She was released from the hospital yesterday.

6) John Piper discusses the issues of power and policing in light of another police shooting death in St. Louis.

In Case You Missed It

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Each Friday at Between the Times we point you to some of this week’s blogposts we think worth your time. Some are written by Southeastern faculty, alumni, or students. Some are from others outside Southeastern who have something to say. Either way, we want to keep you updated in case you missed it.

1) In light of the recent immigration crisis, Bruce Ashford, Provost at Southeastern, explains the need to balance justice and mercy in our Christian response to real people in need. The ERLC’s Canon and Culture published his essay.

2) Walter Strickland, Special Advisor to the President for Diversity & Instructor of Theology at Southeastern, talks about the challenge to enjoy the diverse tapestry of God’s church. The post appeared on July 17 at Ed Stetzer’s blog.

3) Speaking of Ed Stetzer, he wrote a helpful piece on how churches can avoid the pitfall of syncretism.

4) Jeff Iorg, President of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, writes about the new normal on T.V. amounting to no more than “pixilated porn.” See the post from July 14.

5) Selma Wilson, President of B&H Publishing Group, discusses the real leadership test. Who leads when you’re gone?

6) Chuck Lawless, Dean of the Graduate Studies and Professor of Missions and Evangelism at Southeastern,  lists 10 reasons why church members don’t invite others to church. From thomrainer.com.

7) Trevin Wax, Managing Editor of Lifeway’s Gospel Project and PhD Student at Southeastern, describes the nature of true repentance.

 

 

In Case You Missed It: Bruce Ashford on Immigration Reform

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In case you missed it on Monday, Southeastern’s Provost and Associate Professor of Theology and Culture, Bruce Ashford, published an essay over at the ERLC’s blog Canon and Culture, “Balancing Justice and Mercy in Immigration Reform.” Ashford reminds us that love for Christ and neighbor, not love for a particular party or policy, should govern our responses to those in need.

Here’s an excerpt:

This means that we should not advocate for solutions that will automatically and without consideration separate families and disrupt communities. We cannot speak in such forceful voices that a large segment of the population should fear that Christians are more concerned about seeing them deported than seeing them come to Christ. Instead, we need to recognize some of the systemic evils that led to the very real problem of illegal immigration.

We encourage you to read the entire post here. Let’s also pray for the thousands of families affected by the current crisis at our border.