Archives for tag: pastoral ministry

Heart to Heart: Octavius Winslow’s Experimental Preaching

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Octavius Winslow (1808–1878) was one of the most influential evangelical preachers in the English-speaking world during the Victorian era. Like his more famous contemporary, Charles Spurgeon, Winslow was famous for his experiential Calvinism that in many ways embodied the older puritan spiritual tradition. Winslow also had one of the more … Read More »

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Pastoral Wisdom from Abraham Booth

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Abraham Booth (1734-1806) was a longtime London pastor and leader among the British Particular Baptists in the 18th century. Among his most famous books were The Reign of Grace, The Death of Legal Hope, and An Apology for the Baptists. You can find these works (and most of Booth’s writings) in the three-volume Select … Read More »

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SEBTS to Launch Spurgeon Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching

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The Charles H. Spurgeon Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching, which is expected to launch this fall, will be a means by which Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary equips Great Commission-minded pastors to preach God’s Word and lead healthy churches. Charles “Chuck” Lawless, dean of graduate studies and professor of evangelism … Read More »

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Book Notice: “As You Go: Creating a Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students”

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Thank you for having been about to ask. Yes, Alvin Reid has committed another act of literature. Dr. Reid, SEBTS professor of evangelism and student ministry, has published a new book As You Go: Creating A Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students (NavPress). Those of us who know Dr. Reid perceive … Read More »

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Book Recommendation: The Young Shepherd

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Many young pastors have found themselves in over their heads during their first couple of years in pastoral ministry. Just last week, I spent some time praying with one of my students who is pastoring his first church and facing a very difficult shepherding situation. While Christian colleges and seminaries … Read More »

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Advance13: Building a Faithful and Effective Church

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We want to tell you about an upcoming event we’re excited to be a part of. On March 19-21, pastors and leaders from around the country will gather in Raleigh-Durham, NC, for ADVANCE13: Building a Faithful and Effective Church.  Speakers include John Piper, Matt Chandler, Bryan Loritts, Larry Osborne and … 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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Recommended: New Edition of Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

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When I was a seminary student, John Piper published a book titled Brothers, We Are Not Professionals (B&H, 2002). I remember reading through it shortly after it came out. Piper argued that the spirit of professionalization was choking out authentic gospel ministry among pastors. Even then, as a seminarian with … Read More »

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Practical Shepherding: A Recommendation

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One of the exciting things happening among younger evangelicals, including many Southern Baptists, is a growing emphasis on church planting. Many of our students at SEBTS desire to plant churches in the under-reached areas of North America. A growing number of churches are emphasizing church planting, including many churches that … Read More »

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Brothers, We Are Still Not Superstars: We Are Servants

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Jesus summarizes the purpose of his incarnation in Mark 10:45 when he says, “Even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  This profound and crucial statement, which weds the “Son of Man” title of Daniel 7:13–14 to the “suffering … Read More »

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