FROM THE HILL: Ford discusses spiritual formation, Crider speaks at NAMB Summit
“From the Hill” is a regular series highlighting the work of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College’s faculty. Check back here regularly to find articles, blogs, podcasts, interviews, and more.
“Young men and the search for genuine masculinity” (article on WORLD), written by Dan Darling, director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement, assistant professor of faith and culture, Texas Baptist College
- A recent poll by the Survey Center on American Life shows that, to the surprise of many, high school boys are trending conservative. Scholar Jean Twenge, author of the new book Generations, which examines the various instincts and trends among America’s generational cohorts, remarks, “Among liberals, the future is female and among conservatives, the future is male.”
“NAMB Revive Summit offers encouragement, aid to replanting, revitalizing churches” (article on The Alabama Baptist), featuring comments from Joseph R. Crider, dean of the School of Church Music and Worship and professor of church music and worship
- The shift has been staggering. According to statistics from the Gospel Coalition, the Southern Baptist Convention lost 435,000 members in 2020; 410,000 in 2021; and then 484,000 in 2022.
“After ‘Roe’: The Pro-Life Movement’s Next 50 Years” (article on The Gospel Coalition), written by Dan Darling, director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement, assistant professor of faith and culture, Texas Baptist College
- Tuesday night was another blow to the pro-life movement as Ohio voted overwhelmingly to enshrine the right to abortion into its constitution.
“E40: Christian Formation with Coleman Ford” (podcast episode on Theology for the Church), interviewing Coleman Ford, assistant professor of humanities, Texas Baptist College
- In this episode, Caleb is joined by Dr. Coleman Ford, Assistant Professor of Humanities at Texas Baptist College to discuss the topic of Christian formation via Dr. Ford’s new book, Formed in His Image: A Guide for Christian Formation. Together they explore common questions and topics in this field of study such as: the doctrine of sanctification, the ordinary means of grace, corporate and personal spiritual disciplines, and more.