Seminary Hill Press new e-book focuses on the Pauline themes of faith, hope, love

Thessalonians e-book

Seminary Hill Press, the publishing arm of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, released today 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Faith, Hope, and Love, a collection of sermons preached from the Pauline letters by the Fort Worth institution’s faculty during spring chapel services.

“Paul’s letters to the believers in Thessalonica are as applicable today as they were in the first century,” said President David S. Dockery who penned the introduction to the 15-chapter e-book and is the editor of the volume.

Noting the Southwestern Seminary faculty “shared the privilege of preaching and teaching through these hope-filled letters during the spring semester chapels on the Southwestern campus,” Dockery said that the “messages evidence a reverence for the written Word of God and a desire to communicate the truth of inspired Scripture in a meaningful way.”

Dockery added, “It is our prayer that this volume reflecting the Pauline themes of faith, hope, and love will serve as a source of encouragement and instruction for many readers in the days and months ahead.”

The volume, which can be purchased on the Seminary Hill Press website for $2.99, will be one of the featured giveaways at the Southwestern Seminary booth in the exhibit hall during the June 9-12 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Contributors to the 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Faith, Hope, and Love volume are as follows:

David S. Dockery, president and distinguished professor of theology, Introduction to 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Faith, Hope, and Love

Mark Taylor, associate dean of the School of Theology, professor of New Testament, and Wesley Harrison Chair of New Testament, “Five Key Aspects of Christian Experience: An Overview of the Thessalonian Correspondence Through the Lens of Romans 5:1-5”

Matthew McKellar, professor of preaching and George W. Truett Chair of Ministry, 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10, “Gratitude for Gospel Impact”

Jeffrey Bingham, research professor of historical theology and Jesse Hendley Chair of Biblical Theology, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12, “Virtue and Authenticity”

John Mann, associate professor of business and theology, 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16, “A Thankful Perspective in Troubling Times”

Carl Bradford, dean of Texas Baptist College, assistant professor of evangelism, and Malcolm R. and Melba L. McDow Chair of Evangelism, 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5, “A Call to Steadfastness”

Michael Copeland, assistant professor of missions and associate director of the World Missions Center, 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13, “For Now We Live, Since You are Standing Fast in the Lord”

Ted Cabal, professor of philosophy of religion, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, “Ways to Undermine a Move of God”

Madison Grace, provost and vice president for academic administration, dean of the School of Theology, and associate professor of theology, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, “Encouraging Hope in the Lord”

Malcolm Yarnell, research professor of theology, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, “Are You Ready for the Day of the Lord?”

Jim Wicker, professor of New Testament, 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28, “Be a Helper”

Stephen Yuille, professor of church history and spiritual formation, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12, “Grace and Peace”

Joshua Williams, associate professor of Old Testament and director of Research Doctoral Studies, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, “Don’t Be Deceived about the Day of Lord”

Trey Moss, instructor of New Testament, 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17, “Stand Firm and Hold Fast”

Joshua Waggener, professor of church music and worship, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5, “Prayers to a Faithful God”

Blake McKinney, assistant professor of history and humanities, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18, “Working and Waiting for the Kingdom”