Every semester the first class for many of our freshmen at Anderson University is an 8:00AM class and is the course “Introduction to the Bible”. As I start every class with a question, their first encounter with higher education is the question, “Why study about the Christian Bible?” The student’s answers are often predictable. We study the Bible to learn … Read More
A Full Table | An Adoption Story
Kris BarnettKristopher Barnett is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages (2001) and a Ph.D. in theology with a concentration in preaching (2008). His dissertation was A Historical/Critical Analysis of Dialogical Preaching. His undergrad work was completed at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas with a B.A. in Communication (1997). Prior … Read More
We have the responsibility of looking beyond our stereotypes, editing them for accuracy, and even dismissing them altogether. Overall, stereotypes are problematic for sound thinking, and a wider perspective on the person in front of you.
SBC 2013: The Elephant Wasn’t in the Room
The SBC annual meeting is important for sustaining our Great Commission effort—important enough to merit reimagining and reinventing before we’re left grieving its demise.
What are the idols in your church that were once good things, but now they’ve gone bad, and they need to be rooted out and removed?
Long Live the King
“The king is dead. Long live the king.” -The pronouncement made at the death of a monarch. When a monarch dies the people rightfully proclaim: “The king is dead. Long live the king.” The two statements go together by commemorating the death of the king while also acknowledging the importance, and the beginning, of the new monarch. Together the two … Read More
Why Plant Churches? Part 1
Christ followers should ask ourselves: If church planting is biblical, then is my church developing and implementing an intentional plan to plant churches?
Devotion in the Digital Age
Accessibility of Bibles and devotions through technology offers a double edged sword. Our students discovered online access to classic devotion writers.
The Positional Directions of Leadership
Leadership is posture. The way in which leaders position themselves in relation to those they lead largely determines their leadership effectiveness.