Entries by Don Whitney

The Jesus Movement Followed 1968. What Will Follow 2020?

Perhaps no year in modern history so parallels the turmoil of 2020 than 1968. The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, the widespread riots, the major cities aflame (literally and socially) with racial tensions, the political turmoil of an election year epitomized by the violence surrounding the Democratic National Convention, the […]

10 Questions to Ask when Providing Pastoral Care by Phone or Video Chat

Circumstances sometimes limit pastors and other church leaders from ministering to people face-to-face. When this happens, we have to be even more diligent to ensure that none of God’s flock are neglected. Otherwise, the “out-of-sight, out-of-mind” syndrome will likely lead to their spiritual decline, which in turn will make them less likely to return to […]

A Helpful, Free App for Praying the Bible: “Five Psalms”

Most readers of this blog know that I’ve written a book on Praying the Bible and frequently teach in conferences on the subject. I propose that there are ways— from any part of the Bible—to turn the Scriptures into prayer, but that the Psalms are generally the best place to do so. As a way […]

How Do the Spiritual Disciplines Work in Our Sanctification?

In this short video, I answer the question asked by the folks at “For the Church” (a ministry of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) how the Spiritual Disciplines work in a Christian’s sanctification. I was asked this question by my friends at “For the Church,” which is a ministry of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas […]

Ten Things I Don’t Like About Southern Seminary

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is the best seminary in the world. I honestly believe that. Teaching here has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. But after more than a dozen years at Southern, I have enough experience to know that it isn’t perfect. So here are 10 things I don’t like […]