Making the Most of this Seminary Year

This week, thousands of students are beginning their time on our Southern Baptist Seminary campuses. For many of these, this will be the first foray into a strange new world. It is an education designed for those who plan to lead in churches, Christian ministries, and serve on the mission field. The time at one […]

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Why put Missions on Hold to Go to Seminary? Continuing the Conversation

The International Mission Board released a blog last week that answered the question, “Why put missions on hold to go to seminary?” (https://www.imb.org/2018/03/13/why-put-missions-on-hold-to-go-to-seminary/) I agree with the IMB’s answer. I’ve lived this question. I remember sitting on the floor of my apartment in seminary begging the Lord to answer it. While desiring to be overseas, […]

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Reflections from the GO Conference

This semester, Dr. Mathias is teaching a college and seminary class in which students attend the GO Conference in addition to the regular class requirements. The 2018 GO Conference took place on February 16-17 at Southeastern, and these students, along other attendees coming from across the southeast region, sat under the teaching of D.A. Horton, […]

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On the Changing President of the IMB

By now, most would have heard that Dr. David Platt has asked the trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) to begin searching for a new president. (Click here for news story) For many, this news comes as a shock. For some, it may even be a point of frustration and fear. The IMB is, […]

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Reflections from the Middle East Team

This Thanksgiving holiday, a team of 5 students, led by Dr. Mathias, spent their break in the Middle East sharing the gospel to those who have never heard it. The trip, taking place November 17-25, was an eye-opening experience for the team to the reality of the lostness over there and the importance of missions, […]

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Engaging Singles During the Holidays

When I was a child, my parents went to great lengths to ensure we had beautiful Christmas memories and fun family traditions. One tradition was that Christmas Eve was always an open invitation to people who had nowhere else to go. My mother would cook a Tex-Mex feast and invite the single professors from the […]

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4 Verses for Cultivating Thanksgiving

The end of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving always puts a smile on my face. Two things stand out. In the midst of a Thanksgiving feast, Charlie Brown and friends have popcorn and jellybeans on their plates. Such simple food, but it makes total sense for kids to have these foods at Thanksgiving. They are being thankful, so […]

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Alcohol: It’s about the Mission not Morality

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #1 most viewed read post of the The use of alcohol among conservative Evangelicals has been in the news lately. Famous pastor confessed to abusing it as way of handling stress. Missiologist, Ed Stetzer, has observed that this new openness might come with an increase in similar issues.  (Click Link) […]

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