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Perhaps as you read this, if the Lord wills, I’ll be on an airplane bound for Israel. Forty or so Southern Seminary students and friends will be tromping around Galilee, Jerusalem, and other locales with Professor Bill Cook and me for the next eight days or so.

During that time, there’ll be some exciting guest bloggers here at the Moore to the Point website. I’ll introduce them to you.

Jim Hamilton is associate professor of biblical theology here at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a prolific author, with articles all over the place, a great book on the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and a new book on the center of biblical theology due out from Crossway next year. I think he’s going to be in the A.T. Robertson/Tom Schreiner league of Bible scholars at Southern. You’ll enjoy reading him.

Timothy Paul Jones is a professor in Southern Seminary’s School of Leadership and Church Ministry. Like Hamilton, he is a prolific author. With books on everything from Bart Ehrman’s challenges to the authority of the New Testament witness to the Da Vinci Code to a theology of Star Wars (the movies, not the Strategic Defense Initiative).  My kids love him because they assume “Professor Jones” must be an ark-raiding hero. You won’t want to miss what he has to say.

The third guest-blogger is my doctoral student and co-laborer Phillip Bethancourt. Phillip is, he would want you to know, a graduate of the University of Texas…er…I mean, Texas A&M. He and his wife Cami are expecting their first child, Nathan Ross, this January. Phillip’s a great thinker and writer, and is no stranger to readers of this site. He wrote a really good paper critiquing Gregory Boyd’s warfare worldview this semester in my eschatology doctoral seminar.

I’ll try to blog when I can from Israel. When I come back, I’ve got lots of plans for things to explore here. As one of the voices from my childhood used to put it: “I’ll be back when the day is new, and I’ll have more ideas for you. You’ll have things you’ll want to talk about…I…will…too.”

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.