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Southeastern Preview Days

  “I left Preview Day knowing that if I attended Southeastern, I would be changed and equipped to even more effectively make disciples.” – Yana, M.Div. in Christian Ministry   People often say that a visit to Southeastern was the reason they chose to pursue their education with us. Our Preview Days allow prospective students […]

3 Ways to Minister to Individuals with Special Needs

  In honor of World Down Syndrome Day we wanted to run this helpful and timely piece by Joseph Stegall, Lead Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Nolensville, TN.   On March 29 2012, my life was changed forever.  That was the day that my wife gave birth to our fourth daughter, Eden, who was unexpectedly […]

Jon Akin Leaving B21 for NAMB

  I was blessed to be able to work with brothers that I love to create Baptist21. Our purpose from the beginning was to engage younger Baptists in convention life, and I think in many ways, we have been able to do that. When we started almost a decade ago there were very little venues […]

The Upside Down Kingdom of God in Daniel

  The Book of Daniel, among many other things, gives us a clear picture of the upside-down (from our perspective) reality of the Kingdom of God–Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted (Matt. 23:12). For in Daniel we see the most powerful ruler humbled, made to be like a beast, and the […]

Lessons Learned From Church Revitalization Part One: Don’t Do Church

  I recently completed my first six months of my first pastorate in a position that would probably be characterized by the experts as a “revitalization effort.” I had done my research. I had read up on church revitalization, what to do in your first six months, how to shape gospel-centered ministries, etc. But of […]

Beasts from the Sea and the New Adam

Daniel had a prophetic vision of four beasts coming out of the sea (Daniel 7). The beasts stand symbolically for pagan kings or kingdoms. But who were they? Since the visions and dreams of Daniel 2, 7 and 8 are parallel, three of the four beasts were actually named in Daniel. The first beast was […]

Jesus and the Fiery Furnace

  Growing up with the Sunday School felt board Bible stories we’ve all heard of the three faithful Hebrews in the book of Daniel–Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego–who trusted in the Lord and refused to bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar’s statute. As a result, the king had them thrown into the fiery furnace. Far from being […]

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