Archives for tag: Great Commission

Book Notice: “Nobodies for Jesus: 14 Days Toward a Great Commission Lifestyle”

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Nobodies for Jesus is an act of tomb-raiding into the necropolis that is the human heart. In the book—whose full title is Nobodies for Jesus: 14 Days Toward a Great Commission Lifestyle—author Chuck Lawless writes to awake Christians from a lukewarm Christianity that ignores the Great Commission. Lawless, who is … 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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On Trying to be a Missional Family

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The Finns want to be a missional family. Leah and I desire for our family ethos to reflect a key truth that is helpfully summarized in the “Missional Manifesto“: “God is a sending God, a missionary God, who has called His people, the church, to be missionary agents of His love … Read More »

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Windows on the World: Praying the Great Commission

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I was a college student when I first became burdened for global missions. I certainly would have said I cared about missions before then. After all, who doesn’t want to see lost people come to faith in Christ, especially in nations with minimal Christian witness? But as a Southern Baptist … Read More »

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Why I Believe in Online Education for Ministry Preparation

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When I first began teaching ministry students years ago, I wrote on a chalkboard. The overhead projector was revolutionary. Little did we think about teaching via something like the Internet, with seemingly little or no classroom interaction. I, along with many of my colleagues at the time, questioned the pedagogical … Read More »

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Southeastern Seminary (5): A Community Devoted to Faithfulness & Excellence

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[Note: This blogpost is the final installment in a five-part series which articulates and expounds Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s mission to be a Great Commission seminary.] In this brief and concluding installment of the current series on Southeastern Seminary’s mission to be a Great Commission seminary, I wish to note … Read More »

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Southeastern Seminary (4): A Faculty Who Assess Themselves by Five Criteria

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[Note: This blogpost is the fourth installment in a five-part series which articulates and expounds Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s mission to be a Great Commission seminary.] A Great Commission faculty member is one whose professorial vocation is shaped not only by his confessional commitments but also by professional standards in … Read More »

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Southeastern Seminary (3): A Curriculum Marked by Five Core Competencies

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[Note: This blogpost is the third installment in a five-part series which articulates and expounds Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s mission to be a Great Commission seminary.] In light of their desire to facilitate a learning environment consistent with the seminary’s Great Commission vision, the Southeastern faculty and administration have identified … Read More »

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Southeastern Seminary (2): A Mission Centered on our Lord’s Great Commission

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[Note: This blogpost is the second installment in a five-part series which articulates and expounds Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s mission to be a Great Commission seminary.] The mission of God, depicted in the previous blogpost, is one in which he redeems his imagers and restores his good creation. However, we … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: On Intellectual Snobbery

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In a recent edition of The Chronicle Review, Rey Wojdat, chairman of the hospitality programs at Broome Community College (NY), argues for mutual respect between the intellectual and vocational disciplines within the academy.[1] In the article, Wojdat is pushing back against a tendency for those within the more intellectual disciplines … Read More »

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