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www.sbts.edu John Calvin was certain God had called and gifted him to serve the burgeoning reform movement in France through biblical scholarship. He would retire to Strasbourg and lead the quiet life of a scholar. Having published the first edition of his Institutes, Calvin had unwittingly invented a new catego
zondervanacademic.com With the significant investment of time and effort needed to learn Greek, developing a strategy for language retention is critical. How might a student develop good habits for retention early on? What pedagogy should a professor adopt to build retention exercises into course work? Constantine Campbe…
Should practical theology glue together all theological pursuits?
blog.bakeracademic.com The following is a short excerpt from Kevin Vanhoozer’s excursus “The Goods of Theology: What Are Seminaries For?” in Chapter 3 of The Pastor as Public Theologian. ——– 2. Seminaries exist not to re...
www.tms.edu Dear Master’s Man, The highest court in the land has passed its judgment. The headlines proclaim that a slim majority of Supreme Court justices considers freedom of sexual orientation a right for all Americans. This exchange of one set of values in favor of another does not come as a surprise to us…
"I walked through the biblical narrative of creation, explaining how in the beginning people worshiped one God. Over time, other faiths developed, and I showed how Jesus was the fulfillment of prophesy going back to the Garden of Eden. I stressed that it was not logical that all faiths could be right, since they contradict one another in major ways. I shared why I trust the Bible as the source of truth and put my confidence in Jesus as the One Way."
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Mormonism is evolving in it's beliefs, but still far from Orthodox Christianity.
www.baptiststandard.com While political alliances between Southern Baptists and Mormons on issues like same-sex marriage are nothing new, a Baptist scholar asserts the two camps have more in common theologically than many assume.
thinkchristianly.org Did Christianity invent the idea that Jesus is God? Or does the idea that Jesus is God go all the way back to the beginning of Christianity?
[06/15/15] “What’s whispered in the seminary classroom in one generation will be shouted from the pulpits in the next.” (Unknown)
New Church Leadership Certificates through NOBTS starting soon in Clearwater, Gainesville, Plant City, and South Florida. Contact us for more information.
baptistnews.com Baptists and other Christians educated about the history of Scripture, church and doctrine make better disciples, experts say. By Jeff Brumley O...
www.sbts.edu If, as Paul says, those Old Testament stories were given to us as examples, then we should use them that way. When you are addressing deacons, elders, students or any group in the church, learn to work in Bible narratives and show how they apply to everyday life and decisions.
Plan to spend time in prayer with your family tomorrow for the National Day of Prayer.
1 Kings 8:28 - "Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day."
nationaldayofprayer.org This is the official website of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7, 2015. The Theme is "Lord, Hear Our
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baptistcollege.edu The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville will hold spring graduation on Friday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the BCF Wellness Center. Fifty-four students who have completed all of the requirements necessary to obtain their degree will be on hand to greet family and friends who share in this tr…
Armando Monroy, thanking God for the spiritual growth and knowledge received through the Providence Learning Center of NOBTS. Congratulations Class of 2015!
What's a pastor's greatest calling?
www.thegospelcoalition.org Pastors, you do not bear responsibility for the results or fruit of your ministry, but you do bear responsibility for the effectiveness of your ministry. And nothing is more essential to your effec...
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Please pray for Nabeel Qureshi as he debates Muslim Shabir Ally. Watch live at 6:00 p.m.
rzim.org Nabeel Qureshi Debates Muslim Apologist Shabir Ally Posted by Bethan Adams, Ruth Malhotra on April 2, 2015 For media requests, please contact [email protected]. Churches and groups are welcome to broadcast the debate live and/or rebroadcast it at a later time. What is God Really Like: Tawhid or T…
www.thegospelcoalition.org La Trinidad es el misterio fundamental de la fe cristiana, y no es una contradicción.
Informative podcast on mental illness. What do we need to know? How can we be helped? How can we help others?
www.whitehorseinn.org PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCESWhile the church has often denounced the “prosperity gospel,” she has often fallen prey to a softer version that argues that if I go to church and am a nice person, I should not be afflicted in this life with any serious malady. Maladies, like mental illness, are often s…
[04/01/15] It's never too late to embark on theological education. The Association of Theological Schools report that for Boomers seminary education, "The over-50 crowd is the fastest growing age group among theological school students."
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www.baptiststandard.com Atheism and secularism provide ultimately unsatisfying “God-substitutes”—idols too small to give human life dignity and value, a former-agnostic-turned-Christian-apologist told a pastors’ conference in Arlington.
How aggressive is your Christian community pursuing teaching youth and college students how to defend their Christian beliefs? Listen to Dr, Bock comment on the need.
As young Christians leave for secular Universities to continue their education, they will be faced (possibly for the first time), with questions and scrutiny...
As Christians we are often dealing with problems that linger because we haven't learned to pray with authority according to God's promises. I speak from experience; God is healing me emotionally and changing me. God is bound to his Word, but do we know what God says about our circumstances, and what He has promised to do? Faith comes from hearing the Word of God. God is faithful and will answer you. Listen to this study on "Claiming your legal right," by Dr. Tony Evans on this topic. Biblical. Powerful. Share it with others.
oneplace.com "On-the-job training" can teach us a lot about whatever it is we do for a living. Next time on The Alternative, Dr. Tony Evans will talk about a lesson the apostle Peter learned in his "workplace," where he thought he knew what h... Click "Share" below to spread this message!
Is Allah the same as the God of the Bible? Albert Mohler responds.
billygraham.org Getting God's Name Right
Spending time seeking God as a family
www.sbts.edu Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the mission of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is to be totally committed to the Bible as the Word of God, ...
Join Baptist College of Florida on March 10, 2015 for an Apologetics Conference-- "Can I Trust My Bible?"
expositorypreaching.baptistcollege.edu Dr. Rathel has degrees from William Carey College, Biola University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary receiving his Ph.D. in 1988. He has been a faculty member of BCF since 1998.
If you live in the West Palm Beach area, please contact me for more information on taking part of this study.
Official start of the Spanish New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Biblical Ministry Certificate in WPB.
Official start of the Spanish New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Biblical Ministry Certificate in WPB.
[02/15/15] Does Jesus have authority to heal? Does faith matter? Recently I have been studying Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10. Jesus is approached by a Roman centurion who asks the Lord to heal his servant (pais, Matthew 8:6; perhaps "servant boy"). The centurion's faith and recognition of Jesus' authority amazes Jesus. Jesus declared: "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith" (8:10). Jesus responds to the faith of the centurion by healing his servant from a distant. Why is this important? If you compare the passages in the two gospels you'll notice that Luke's report of the event involves a delegation of both Jewish elders and some of the centurion's friends who speak to Jesus on behalf of the centurion (see Luke 7:3, 6). This is not a contradiction, but a familiar way in Ancient Near Eastern cultures to allow representatives of someone in authority to speak on their behalf, something like our ambassadors do today. But, why did Jesus celebrate the faith of the centurion? First, Jesus affirms faith as the means by which we enter the Kingdom (Matthew 8:11-12; contrast the lack of faith of many in Capernaum, Matt. 8:5; 11:23-24). But there is more. I think that we can also conclude that the centurion's faith must have had an impact on those who represented him. Among other things, the passage shows that God will showcase faith in Him to the world as a means by which He will display His authority over sickness, nature, and the spirit world, etc. (see Matthew 8-9). So, how do we respond when we or those we love confront sickness, tragedy, lost, or suffering? I desperately need God's grace to help me respond in faith. When doing so, the Lord will display His glory and authority in my life and as a result, influence how others can respond to Him as well. Whether God moves to heal or not, our response of faith and trust in Him does matter.
Alright, young scholars out there. Can you decipher the arguments used by this Bible teacher on what constitutes a biblical marriage, and respond to them?
bibleodyssey.org Robert R. Cargill on whether or not there is a unified biblical understanding of marriage.
In December, 2014, Newsweek published the "The Bible: So Misunderstood it is a Sin". Darrell Bock, N.T. scholar responded to the questions that the article raised over the Bible.
blogs.bible.org We now come to the fourth and final part of my assessment of the Newsweek article on the Bible. It deals with more claims of contradictions, the role of women in Scripture, and homosexuality.
What do you do with violence in the Old Testament? Is it the same as Islamic extremism? Read answers to these questions in the article.
www.faithstreet.com Does the Bible actually endorse violence on a dramatic scale?
NOBTS classes off to a great start in South Florida! Students in the Intro to Children's Ministry class eager to learn!
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Our Vision: A mentoring and developing ministry committed to maturing and establishing the Kingdom of God in the earth.
"Called by the Still Speaking God, sent by Jesus Christ, and transformed by the Holy Spirit, the United Church of Christ in Florida seeks to carry out the Gospel mandate to love God and love neighbor."
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