Please Welcome New BTS President, Ike Reeder!

Greetings! As the new President of Birmingham Theological Seminary, it is an honor to address you for the first time in our summer newsletter. My name is Ike Reeder and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to lead BTS forward into the future. How exciting it is to join the amazing team that has been […]

Celebrating the Reformation and Why it Still Matters

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg Church door. Luther’s purpose was to initiate a debate about abuses within the Roman Catholic Church. His protest drew attention to false teachings such as the sale of indulgences and the concept of purgatory. It was a public moment that launched the […]

Why Study Church History?

As C. S. Lewis said, “Most of all perhaps, we need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present, to remind us that the basic assumptions have been quite different in different periods… […]

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?”

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” – Edgar Bergen. You may be very well fed from the pulpit and in Sunday School at your Church.  And while we greatly appreciate the excellent preparation of our pastors and teachers, you and I know we could benefit all the more from doing some […]