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If Christ Is Risen, Nothing Else Matters

By Phoenix Seminary | April 12, 2020

The church historian Jaroslav Pelikan has said that “if Christ is risen, nothing else matters. And if Christ is not risen—nothing else matters.” This is my favorite quotation about Easter. All of human history revolves around whether Jesus Christ, the God-man, rose from the dead. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then we…

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Video from Sacred Words Conference

By Phoenix Seminary | March 30, 2020

Last month, the Phoenix Seminary Text & Canon Institute was pleased to host its inaugural Sacred Words church conference. With over 500 who registered, attendees came from as far away as Illinois and Alabama to learn from respected evangelical scholars about how we got the Bible. Christians and skeptics alike heard from Dr. Peter Gentry on the…

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Update on Coronavirus

By Phoenix Seminary | March 26, 2020

As promised, the executive leadership has made a decision regarding our direction for the rest of the Spring semester. See below for our communication to our students. I am thankful that Phoenix Seminary can continue its mission during this season, even if it is not our preferred mode. Please continue to pray for the Seminary,…

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St. Patrick and the Missionary Mandate

By Phoenix Seminary | March 17, 2020

By now your television screens, inboxes, and minds are flooded with news of coronavirus. It’s a harrowing hour to be sure. Instead of fretting at every bit of news that comes out, we can use this time to remember God’s faithfulness. God has a missionary heart and has been seeking and saving the lost from…

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Christians and Coronavirus

By Phoenix Seminary | March 12, 2020

How should Christians respond to the coronavirus? From what I see and hear, there is growing panic, even in the church. But fear is not the Christian way. The Apostle Paul reminds us that “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7). This reminds me…

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Cancelling the Curse

By Phoenix Seminary | December 22, 2019

The first glimpse of Christmas comes in the third chapter of your Bible just after Adam and Eve sinned against God. With the juices of the forbidden fruit still running down their cheeks, God made a promise to our first parents in Genesis 3:15: I will put enmity between you [the serpent] and the woman,…

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Phoenix Seminary Appoints Dr. Michael Thigpen as New Provost

By Phoenix Seminary | November 21, 2019

Phoenix Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Michael Thigpen as the next Provost of Phoenix Seminary. Dr. Thigpen currently serves as Associate Professor of Old Testament at Talbot Seminary and has served as the Executive Director of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for the past decade. Ron Ogan, Chairman of the…

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Inaugural Text & Canon Institute Colloquium

By Phoenix Seminary | November 19, 2019

The Phoenix Seminary Text & Canon Institute is pleased to announce its first academic colloquium November 18–19, 2020. Drawing together scholars from around the world, the Origen as Philologist Colloquium will explore the rich history of one of Christianity’s greatest textual scholars, Origen of Alexandria (184–253). Well known for his theological work, Origen was also…

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Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Logan!

By Phoenix Seminary | September 26, 2019

We are pleased to share the wonderful news that Dr. Jonathan Logan recently completed his Doctor of Ministry degree through Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Logan is a graduate of Phoenix Seminary (MDiv, 2005) and began pastoring in 1980 after a military career in the United States Air Force as a highly decorated Chief Master Sergeant.…

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The Text & Canon Institute’s Inaugural ThM Fellow

By Phoenix Seminary | September 24, 2019

The Phoenix Seminary Text & Canon Institute is pleased to introduce its inaugural recipient of its ThM Fellowship award. The Fellowship is a one-year scholarship and mentoring program for a ThM student worth up to $10,000. This year’s recipient is Clark Bates. Clark has been serving the local church in various ministries for more than…

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