Archives for tag: Mission

Briefly Noted: On Affirmative Action and “Wishing You Were Black”

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In a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education Angela Onwuachi-Willig argues that many whites do not understand affirmative action because they do not understand racism.[1] Moreover, she claims, some whites do not understand race itself. The occasion for Onwuachi-Willig’s essay is the recent Supreme Court decision on Fisher … Read More »

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David Alan Black on Global Missions

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David Alan Black elevates from banality the description, “what you see is what you get.” Although he is a popular classroom instructor at SEBTS and is the author of more than 15 books on New Testament, Greek, and linguistics, he is perhaps best known on our campus as a passionate … Read More »

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Book Notice: “Adoniram Judson: A Bicentennial Appreciation of The Pioneer American Missionary”

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This year marks the bicentennial anniversary for Adoiram and Ann Judson’s departure from America to Burma (now Myanmar). For this reason Jason Duesing has presented the world with an edited volume, Adoniram Judson: A Bicentennial Appreciation of The Pioneer American Missionary (B&H, 2012). In this volume, Duesing reflects upon the … Read More »

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Avoiding the Great Declension

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This past Tuesday our college dean Bruce Ashford delivered a compelling message on the Great Commission from Matthew 28:16-20. In his opening remarks he noted how some today tend to focus on the Great Commission as primarily the assignment for international missionaries who go to reach the unreached. I began … Read More »

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For the Record (Chip McDaniel): Why the Old Testament is Important for the Great Commission Task: Some Thoughts from the Mission Field

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[Editor's Note: This post by Dr. Chip McDaniel, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern, continues our "For the Record" series by Southeastern faculty. In this post Dr. McDaniel addresses the relevance of the Old Testament for cross-cultural Christian mission. He surveyed several current and former missionaries to get ... Read More »

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Global Context Series: 20 (or So) Books for the Globally-Minded Christian to Buy (and Read)

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Over the past few years, we have posted approximately twenty installments in the “Global Context Series.” In this series, we posted notices or reviews about books that help Christians get to know the global scene as a whole, or a particular region or country in particular. We want to reissue … Read More »

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For the Record: Nathan Finn on Being Baptist (Part 2)

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5. One of the recurring debates among Baptists is the origin of our tradition. What do you think about Baptist origins? There are at least four broad camps when it comes to Baptist origins, with variations within each camp. Some hold to some form of Baptist perpetuity, arguing that there … Read More »

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“Are Pastor Search Committees a Sign of Great Commission Failure?”

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* This article was run a few weeks ago but was “lost” in our blog conversion.  Many have written in trying to locate it.  Thanks for spreading the love.   Much has been said about the shrinking tenure of local church pastors in recent years. Pastors retire. They move on … Read More »

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Looking at Insider Movements (1): Introduction

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[Editor's Note: Doug Coleman is a SEBTS alum who lives and works in Central Asia. His SEBTS dissertation was recently published as A Theological Analysis of the Insider Movement Paradigm from Four Perspectives: Theology of Religions, Revelation, Soteriology, and Ecclesiology (Pasadena, CA: WICU Press, 2011). We asked Dr. Coleman to ... Read More »

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Briefly Noted: Jonathan Benthall on Islam, Theology, & Politics

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Islamic theology matters. Or so say the authors of seven recent books on Islam. In a recent edition of Times Literary Supplement, Jonathan Benthall provides a review of these recent books on Islam, theology, and politics.[1] Though these books differ in their perspectives, Benthall notes, “… all the books under … Read More »

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