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Get a glimpse into our learning community through these blog posts from the teaching faculty at the College of Bible and Ministry.
 

Chris Altrock to Speak at Nurture 2017

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by Lauren Anderson On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Institute for Christian Spirituality will be hosting the Nurture Conference, an annual event focusing on soul care and spiritual formation. One of the featured speakers is Chris Altrock, the preaching minister at the Highland Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Chris Altrock grew up in an unchurched home with his twin brother Craig in the small town of Cloudcroft, New Mexico.  He first encountered Jesus as a sophomore...

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John Mark Hicks on The Shack

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by Grace Oetting Where is God in the midst of tragedy and brokenness, and how do broken people come to believe in a God who deeply loves them? These questions, which most Christians will face at some point in their lives, were a big reason why John Mark Hicks, a professor of theology at Lipscomb University, wrote his book Meeting God at the Shack: A Journey into Spiritual Recovery. The book, which was published this...

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John Mark Hicks

Traditional,Complementarian, or Egalitarian?

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My title is a taxonomy of three views on the historically controversial question about the function/role women may serve in the public assembly of the church. I do not seek to advocate a position here, but to lay out the positions Christians have typically held, along with the hermeneutical reading strategies used to ground these positions in Scripture. For me, the “labels” simply facilitate discussion. I attach neither a pejorative nor affirming meaning to any...

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Good Reads From 2016

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Here's a top 10 list from our College of Bible and Ministry Faculty.  Enjoy! - from Rubel Shelly Larry Hurtado, Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World (Baylor University Press) I read this book in pre-publication form and had the chance to interact with Hurtado on a panel at the Lanier Library. It is an insightful and readable work on the “uniqueness” of the Christian message that brought it into conflict with...

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Leonard Allen

Building on a Legacy

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On September 29, the College of Bible & Ministry hosted a dinner “Remembering Batsell Barrett Baxter on the Centennial of His Birth.” Baxter served as chair of the Lipscomb Bible department from 1956 until his death in 1982 and preached 26 years for the Hillsboro Church of Christ in Nashville (1951-1980). The evening ended with the announcement of a one million dollar endowment initiative in honor of Baxter’s legacy at Lipscomb. Here are some of...

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