In Case You Missed It

1) Nathan Finn, Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Baptist Studies, offered his response to the movie, “Selma.” This was the second of a two-part review by SEBTS faculty. Read part 1 by Walter Strickland here.

2) Nathan Finn also wrote an interesting piece on the Baptist Student Union and the Vietnam War for the Anxious Bench.

3) At Pastors Today, Rob Hurtgen reflected on the “third rail” of a pastor’s ministry, his health. Some strong encouragements here.

4) Scot McKnight, Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, helpfully reflected on the relation of the Kingdom of God and politics from Romans 13.

5) Interesting edition of Questions & Ethics from Russ Moore: How should a church respond to a single woman who had a child through IVF?


In Case You Missed It

1) Mark Liederbach, Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture and Dean of Students at Southeastern, writes at Canon and Culture about the truly biblical pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

2) Russ Moore describes how Christians can and should share and model the gospel with those impacted by the abortion culture in which we live.

3) The folks at First Things reprinted the famous pro-life speech by the late Richard John Neuhaus. Great call to prayer and action: “We shall not weary, we shall not rest until every unborn child is protected in law and welcomed in life.” 

4) Managing Editor of the Gospel Project and SEBTS PhD student, Trevin Wax, gives a good reminder to dads: accept your kids’ invitation into their lives.

5) This week SEBTS held its opening convocation for the spring semester. Danny Akin preached on Acts 10:1–48 and the gospel for all nations.


In Case You Missed It

Lots of end-of-year lists and reviews from the blogosphere this week. Here are some of the more intriguing lists along with a couple other articles of note. 

1) Russ Moore offered the top books he read this year. Some interesting selections.

2) Trevin Wax discussed the top 10 interviews he conducted this year.

3) Thom Rainer listed the top 14 posts for the year on his site.

4) Maybe a bit more under the radar, but here are the top 10 biblical archeological discoveries according to CT.

5) At Desiring God, John Bloom discussed seven resolutions to pursue love in 2015.

6) Al Mohler and Michael Kruger (part two; see his link for part one) responded, forcefully and convincingly, to Newsweek’s recent article on the Bible.