By Joe Fontenot on Monday, November 12, 2018

In 2015, the year I graduated from seminary, I set out to understand how I could survive with less sleep. My goal: two hours a night. If you don't know me, I'm a productivity person. I like to get things done. But even more than getting things done, I like to...

By Norris Grubbs, PhD on Monday, November 5, 2018

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary often hosts pilgrimages to Israel. I’ve been blessed to go to Israel and see the land of the Bible for myself on two occasions. Many people asked me when I got back, “How was the trip?” or “What did you see?” The truth is these questions are...

By DeAron Washington on Monday, October 29, 2018

There seems to be some confusion about the terms “racial reconciliation” and “diversity.” Namely, I hear these used interchangeably, but the two are quite different. Diversity can be achieved by sharing space with one another. For example, the 18th century churches in the South could be described as diverse because slaves...

By Connor Hinton on Monday, October 22, 2018

I was barely 20 years old when I accepted my first call to serve as a youth pastor at a small Southern Baptist church in Mississippi. To say I was naïve at this point in my ministry would be a remarkable understatement. I had no idea what I was doing,...

By Andrew Hollingsworth, PhD on Monday, October 8, 2018

There is an ironic shortcoming that seems to permeate the field of systematic theology: so many systematic theologians seem to be rather ignorant of the contributions made in biblical theology. I should clarify a few things before going further. First, I am talking about Christian systematic theology. I am not concerned...

By David Odom, PhD on Monday, October 1, 2018

Have you heard about Generation Z? Generationally speaking, they are the new kids on the block. Despite what some believe, today’s children and teenagers are not just young Millennials, they are part of a completely new generation. Generation Z are children and youth born between 1996 and 2010. Though there is...

By Joe Waller on Monday, September 24, 2018

“Three points and a poem.” Many pastors have jokingly referred to this phrase as the definitive outline for a sermon. And as I listen to more preachers, I see the three-point model to be incredibly common and helpful. But I don’t see poetry appearing in sermons quite as often. Poetry and faith,...

By Marilyn Stewart on Monday, September 17, 2018

Ask any woman in the Sunday School class I teach at Ames Blvd. Baptist Church how they know God is real, and then take a seat. Their stories will take a while. They will talk of answered prayer, beauty out of life’s rubble, conviction over sin, of joy and peace. ...