Archives for tag: Humility

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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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 6): The Danger of Becoming A Punk

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Leviticus 19:15-18: “You shall do no injustice in judgment…You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor…You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the … Read More »

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Abraham Booth on Holiness and Perseverance

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Abraham Booth was a Particular Baptist pastor in London from 1769-1806 and a key evangelical leader in England. He was a respected pastor-theologian, a staunch advocate for foreign missions, a strong proponent of theological education, a firm defender of Baptist distinctives, and a fierce and vocal opponent of the slave … Read More »

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Worth Pondering

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From Stephen Holmes, a Baptist theologian on the divinity faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland: Whilst humility is remembered as a theological virtue, conservatism will remain an appropriate theological stance, and historical theology, which is to say the patient, careful and respectful study of the writings of … Read More »

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On Theological Elitism: One Professor’s Perspective

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I am currently reading Jim Slatton’s new biography of William Whitsitt, titled W. H. Whitsitt: The Man and the Controversy (Mercer University Press, 2009). For those who do not know, Whitsitt was the third president of Southern Seminary and a longtime professor of church history at the school. In a … Read More »

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Akin Manuscript: “Axioms for a Great Commission Resurgence”

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Note: Earlier today, BtT announced that I would deliver a chapel message entitled, “Axioms for a Great Commission Resurgence.” This post is the full text of my message. AXIOMS FOR A GREAT COMMISSION RESURGENCE Acts 1:4-8 By Daniel L. Akin Introduction: 1) Following His resurrection Jesus spent time with His … Read More »

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How to Weaken Pride and Cultivate Humility

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One of the most convicting and encouraging books I have read in the last year is C. J. Mahaney’s Humility: True Greatness. At the conclusion of the book, Mahaney offers a list of activities to help believer’s weaken their pride and cultivate humility. Though I meditated on the list when … Read More »

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