Archives for tag: John Hammett

Preparing SEBTS Students for the SBC Annual Meeting

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As many readers will know, the SBC Annual Meeting will gather in Houston on June 11–12, 2013. In conjunction with the Convention, I teach an elective travel course at Southeastern Seminary titled The Southern Baptist Convention. The course is divided into three components. First, we meet on campus for one … Read More »

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Five Reasons Why Christian Ministry Majors Still Need Seminary

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The following post was written by John Hammett. Dr. Hammett serves as Associate Dean of Theological Studies and Professor of Systematic Theology at Southeastern Seminary. This post is adapted from a recent talk that he gave to undergraduates in the Religion Department at Charleston Southern University. While at Charleston Southern, … Read More »

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On Plural-Elder-Led Congregationalism

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For nearly a decade, I’ve been convinced that the most faithful contemporary adaptation of New Testament polity is a plural-elder-led congregationalism. Since January 2012, I have been a part of the elder team at my local church, First Baptist Church of Durham.  I’m thrilled to be able to serve the Lord … Read More »

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Briefly Noted: John Hammett on “What Makes a Multi-Site Church One Church?”

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We at BtT want to make you aware of an article recently published by SEBTS theologian John Hammett: “What Makes a Multi-Site Church One Church?” The thing that makes this article interesting, IMO, is that Hammett does not give a sweeping approval of multi-site models, on the one hand, or … Read More »

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For the Record (John Hammett): Being Biblical More Than Logical or Why I am a Four-Point Calvinist

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[Editor's Note: John Hammett is Professor of Systematic Theology and Associate Dean of Theological Studies at Southeastern. He is a former missionary to Brazil and a specialist in eclessiology. He is a theologian in all the best senses of the word. For these reasons, we asked him to put his ... Read More »

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Book Notice: “Those Who Must Give an Account” edited by John Hammett & Ben Merkle

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You’ve been waiting, but the wait is over. B&H has released its collaborative work on church membership and church discipline. Those Who Must Give an Account: A Study of Church Membership and Church Discipline (B&H, 2012), edited by SEBTS’ own John Hammett and Ben Merkle, is hot off the presses. … Read More »

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An Invitation to Study Theology at Southeastern

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“Knowing and loving God. This is the greatest thing bar none…. It is the work of theologians-and of all believers as they do theology-to serve God by discerning what is true about the most crucial issues of life. The task is to learn of God. The privilege is to love … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 8): The Danger of Missing Out

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This series arose out of extended reflection on the Scriptures, out of which the Lord has made clear to me some of the perils of seminary, many of which I have succumbed to or been tempted by over the past decade and a half. I have attempted to communicate these … Read More »

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The Church Planter’s Library (3): International Church Planting

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The apostle Paul was at once the early church’s best theologian, most perceptive observer of culture, and most active evangelist. As an embodiment of these traits, he provides for us an example of the qualities demanded of an international church planter. He must be both theologically and culturally savvy. He … Read More »

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On the Dangers of Seminary (Pt. 8): The Danger of Missing Out

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This series arose out of extended reflection on the Scriptures, out of which the Lord has made clear to me some of the perils of seminary, many of which I have succumbed to or been tempted by over the past decade and a half. I have attempted to communicate these … Read More »

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