Feeble Prayers in Our Chaotic World

Living in a new normal doesn’t feel so normal. The word tragedy is too much a part of my vocabulary these days. I have searched for other words, but tragedy describes best the world events constantly swirling around us. Istanbul, Brussels, Paris, Boston…the list could go on. We live in a chaotic and fallen world. […]

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Student Writer: Jeremy Bell I am grateful to attend a school like Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where their mission ‘seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.’ This mission statement does not exist in order to look good on the top of a syllabus […]

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Movement in Montreal

Aaron Boswell, a church planter and pastor of Renaissance Church in Montreal, Canada, has an update on how ministry is going. Praise God for His faithfulness! Every detail in this update counts! Please continue to support this church and Montreal with your prayer.  16 people at our worship gathering (excluding 8 regular attenders that couldn’t […]

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I Went Because of Them

Student Writer: Alonda Heyward I’ve had many opportunities over the years to go and serve, but have always said no to going out of the country. However, I would be the first person to encourage anyone else to serve internationally in a heartbeat.  Signing up for the Japan spring break trip was me laying my ‘yes’ […]

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Pray for Japan: A Glance of Emptiness

First time on a plane, first time over seas, 12 hours over the ocean to pray over my first international mission trip. After months of planning, preparing, learning Japanese phrases, and studying customs, a diverse time of students from SEBTS embarked on a weeklong trip around the world. Excitement and nerves made an interesting combination […]

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Mission Trips: Keeping it in the Family

Q and A with Jordan Mathias: Missions and mission trips are nothing new to the Mathias family. My wife, Page, and I lived and served in the Middle East for a number of years. As a family now living in the US, we pray and look for opportunities to share the gospel with our neighbors. […]

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Mission Trip Recaps and Forward-Looking

Guest Writer: Daniel Rice What if you knew you would likely be returning home permanently in about a year, but you just got to visit for a week? Well that is how my wife Tara and I felt about the SEBTS mission trip to Japan. Over spring break, we joined a diverse team of twenty […]

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Redemption Hill Celebrates 5 Years!

Church planting is always teetering on the edge of succeeding (which is hard to define, but what I have in view is the pastor’s salary is being paid and the congregation can continue to meet—you know, the minimum) or utter failure. When we get reports of churches not just succeeding, but thriving, it is time […]

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National Pastors Learn Contextual Truth for Tribal Tongue

Post by Dr. Scott Hildreth, Director of The Center for Great Commission Studies Contextualization: Teaching Sound Theology Cross-Culturally Kevin VanHoozer writes: “If theology is to serve the church, the new challenge is how to give local expression to the understanding of the faith. . .” This is true. Theology represents human beings seeking understanding from […]

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