The Importance of Racial Diversity in the Church

Walter Strickland speaking at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

On Wednesday, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary held an event to celebrate the release of Plain Theology for Plain People. Speaking at the event, Walter Strickland II said, “My challenge to Evangelicals is to seek out theological dialogue partners of different races and ethnic backgrounds.” Diversity in the church is a critically important concern today, just as it was 100 years ago, and will be 100 years from now. The work of Charles Octavius Boothe provides us with an opportunity to engage with a historically muted perspective. Plain Theology for Plain People may be over 100 years old, but it is no less important today than when it was first published.

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The Most Practical Book in the Bible

In the Book of Proverbs, you’ll find a blueprint for how to build a life according to God’s wisdom. Allan Moseley categorized every verse in this biblical book according to its subject and the result is his new book Living Well. He walks through specific topics—money, relationships, work, and more—examining what Proverbs has to say and translating it into practical advice for our daily lives. In this excerpt from the introduction, Moseley shows us the countercultural nature of Proverbs and the consequences of refusing the wisdom found within.

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The Importance of a Personal Relationship with God

Learning and understanding the basic tenets of Christianity can be challenging for new believers. There’s just so much to take in. Where do you begin?

Shilo Taylor had to navigate this tension while serving as a youth minister. She wrote Brand New to provide a brief and practical 40-day devotional for new believers. In this excerpt and video, she conveys the importance of a personal relationship with God, one that is full of quality time spent together.

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How to Get the Most out of Seminary

Whether you’re just starting your studies or you’re headed back for your final year in school, making the most of your time in seminary should be a priority for every student. But not every student can foresee the realities, responsibilities, and challenges they’ll face while attending seminary. In Surviving and Thriving in Seminary (available for 20% off during the Back-to-School sale), two experienced professors (and former seminary students) tell you what to expect and how to navigate your years in seminary.

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A New Essential Resource for Ministry & Outreach

Do you remember when you first became a Christian? The joy of being introduced to Jesus is probably one of your most treasured memories. But do you also remember feeling overwhelmed by this completely new life? You probably had so many questions: What’s the Bible really about? What’s God like? And what does all this mean for how I live? These questions form the foundation for a healthy relationship with God and a strong Christian faith.

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Save Time & Money with the Lexham Bible Guides

There are only so many hours in the day, and every one counts. For pastors, this tension is particularly difficult. According to research conducted by Thom Rainer of Lifeway, pastors spend around 13 hours per week on sermon preparation. With all the other church and ministry responsibilities on their plate, that’s a sizable chunk of time devoted to research and writing. How much of your time and effort would be saved by making the research process easier and more accessible? Just think about all the other things vying for attention that could be prioritized with all the time that was previously wrapped up in research.

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Introducing Lexham Classics: A New Way to Read the Best of Our Christian Heritage

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We are greatly blessed to live in a time when so many riches from the past are made available to us. Books that cross the centuries and the continents are becoming available to the average reader for the first time.

We here at Lexham Press are hoping to do our part to bring the best of our Christian heritage to modern readers with a new series: Lexham Classics.

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The Faithlife Study Bible Removes the Barriers to Understanding the Bible

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Imagine you’re sitting in a coffee shop with your Bible in front of you. You’ve been reading and re-reading a particularly challenging passage and have a number of unanswered questions bouncing around in your mind. Then imagine a friend sits across from you—but not just any friend: they’re an expert in Biblical Studies.

You could ask them all of your difficult questions as you studied the Bible. When a passage mentions some ancient city, you could ask them for the cultural context and they would give you all the relevant details. Or if you’re wondering about Jesus’ life, your friend could show you a detailed event timeline so that you can put all the gospel stories into perspective.

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Get a Free Daily Devotional to Help You Look Closer at Scripture All Year Long

gfgm2hcq92s-aaron-burdenThroughout this Christmas season, we’ve been encouraging Christians to commit to look closer at God’s Word. We believe Scripture has the power to open our eyes to the wonder and power of the Christmas story.

That commitment to looking closer doesn’t have to end with the conclusion of the Christmas season. The start of the new year is the perfect opportunity to commit (or recommit!) to making Bible study a daily habit. As you meditate on the Word of God, new insights and reflections will be illuminated as you immerse your daily life with Scripture.

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Reflect on These 5 Inspirational Christmas Quotations

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With Christmas just a few days away, all the preparations should be complete. The tree has been decorated, the stockings hung, the presents wrapped, and all the dinners planned. Amidst all these arrangements, take a moment to pause and reflect on the Christmas story.

This Christmas, we’ve been encouraging Christians around the world to look closer at God’s Word. Because when we study it, reflect on it, and meditate on it, we can get fresh insight and discover new meaning within this familiar story.

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