Women’s Marches and Missions

This weekend, the nation witnessed a momentous occasion. Hundreds of thousands of women gathered in cities all across the United States and the world to peacefully assemble and march for women’s rights. I spent some time reading the signs women carried at the march. While I recognize that there are some signs that Christians cannot […]

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The Tension of Evangelism

Tension. What does this word conjure up in your mind? I asked a class this week whether their immediate response to the word “tension” was positive or negative. Almost all said negative. We see tension as something bad, something that’s a nuisance at best or a hindrance at worst.  I would beg to differ. Our […]

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Lottie Receiver Gives Thanks

Give to Lottie Moon Today We often ask you to pray for our students and missionaries serving overseas but rarely are we able to update you on their behalf. During this time of the season every year, the terms Lottie Moon and Christmas Offering ring loud in the Baptist churches around the nation. If we’re […]

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Training Missionaries in Seminary

Each semester I meet with students who are passionate about missions. For many, their divine call and the pressure they feel as the learn about the needs around the world tempts them to bypass training and jettison theological education. In my experience, this is a recipe for disaster. Success in missions requires more than enthusiasm […]

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#30DaysofGoing

Throughout the month of September, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is challenging all students to actively engage in Gospel conversations and evangelism everyday of the month. The following list is extracted from my Evangelism Handbook which expresses many ways to share Christ with the lost. Will you go? Will you join us these 30 days? 59 Ideas […]

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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 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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Defining Church Planting: Part II

Post 3: Last week we unpacked the first third of the definition of church planting as espoused by Dr. Mike Dodson. I took the definition, turned it into a haiku, and simultaneously chased all remaining readers away by waxing poetic about church planting. For those still reading, thank you for being the salt of the […]

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Help Serve Our Community for the Gospel!

Vintage Church Durham is looking for volunteers for one of the area’s largest Easter Egg Hunts! Join us as we serve the Durham community by providing family fun activities like face painting, inflatables games and food vendors. We would need volunteers to help manage the egg hunt, monitor the inflatable games, paint faces and welcome the […]

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