Why is seminary needed?

By on February 3, 2009

IX Marks asked a roundtable of seminary presidents two questions: Why is your seminary needed? What’s an exciting example you have seen being done in a local church that would encourage pastors to think of raising up the next generation? Read answers from: Daniel L. Akin (Southeastern) Bryan Chapell (Covenant) Dennis P. Hollinger (Gordon Conwell) Read More...


In all things be thankful

By on October 18, 2008

“… give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thess. 5:18) Today, as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow, the will of God is for us to be thankful in all things . To specifically give thanks freely to God. Thanking Him for pain Read More...


Where's Ryan, redux

By on October 17, 2008

B/c I covered up his post with another, it’s worth re-answering the question, “Where’s Ryan?” (Or, for the old faithful, “Where is Just A Guy?”) Our faithful founder is alive and well and living near Canada 🙂 Read More...


How I prepare to preach

By on October 16, 2008

C.J. Mahaney asksMark DeverandJohn Piperwhat they do and how they would counsel others in sermon preparation. (It looks like the “how to” approach is not specifically what they emphasize in mentoring others. Thank God for good mentors like these men.) [HT: JT] Read More...



Professors are people too

By on October 6, 2008

A couple years ago I was humbled (okay, a couple minutes ago I was too, but that’s another story) … when I realized that my professors were so caring, authentic, and well, human. This epiphany moment? I was walking across campus and two different profs, a couple minutes apart, asked us how our son was Read More...


Preach Deeper

By on October 4, 2008

Dr. Peter Mead who mentors preachers (around the world, and based out of the UK) — and also graduated from two seminaries here in the States — has some brief reflections on preaching style in “Preach Deeper” (he illustrates three approaches with a revised simple diagram for each). Read More...


Video answers to hard theological questions

By on October 2, 2008

Christianity.com has a series of video answers on key apologetic and hard theological questions. Most are answered by pastors, some by noted scholars. Here are a few: What does it mean for God to love us? (answered by James MacDonald) Why did Jesus have to die? (answered by Thabiti Anyabwile) What are the “non-negotiables” of Read More...


Ed Stetzer interiew on sub-text

By on September 30, 2008

Speaking of sub-text, there is a new interview with Ed Stetzer over there. A highlight: Q: What are some common mistakes churches in the suburbs make? Ed: I think there are probably several. First, they assume that nice shiny clean people have nice shiny clean lives. When you work in an urban context, you can Read More...