Sam Horn

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Dr. Sam Horn is the EVP for enrollment and ministerial advancement at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. Prior to BJU, Sam served at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Northland International University, and various churches in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Sam and Beth have two children – a son in college and a daughter in middle school.

Ministry Life

On the Call to Ministry

Throughout the long history the Church, her Lord has consistently called, equipped, gifted, and established in her midst those men who He appoints as shepherds to lead and feed His flock. The imagery associated with this process involves the use of shepherding terms. And that metaphor had significant and robust meaning for a first-century believer.…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

Jesus – Bread of Life

Bread, according to Google, is “food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked.”[1] Almost every human who has ever lived has at some point of time tasted bread. So important to life and so common to mankind is bread that it is an ever-present staple at mealtime. Bread…

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Christian LifeReformation

One Little Word

The triumph of truth over darkness is one of the central themes of any objective examination of the Reformation. Those truths can be summarized as follows: The formal (foundational) principle of the Reformers – Sola Scriptura The material principles – three truths related tot the true Gospel and the nature of justification Sola Gratia Sola…

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Christian LifeReformation

Semper Reformanda

We add one last post to our Reformation series, based on a message preached in chapel on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  Five hundred years ago when a German monk took up a mallet and started history’s greatest protest – the Protestant Reformation – the history of the Western world was changed forever! Five centuries later…

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Christian LifeReformation

Truth Triumphs

This begins a new series on the Reformation in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses. This series will complement Bob Jones University's doctrinal series in chapel with this post being taken from a sermon preached in chapel on September 6th, 2017. To enjoy more Reformation events and programming on…

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Christian Life

Taking Your Faith Public

John C. Paton was a missionary who, during his later years, was determined to take the Gospel to the South Sea Islands. In one church where he preached an elderly saint approached him and attempted to dissuade him from going. “Why, you will be eaten by cannibals!” Mr. Paton replied, “Mr. Dickson, you are advanced…

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Christian Life

Dare to Pray

Most of us have been praying different sorts of prayers all of our lives. We learned to pray as children and have been praying ever since. We pray for our food, for health and provision, for others, for the lost, and for things we want or even desperately desire. We have learned to pray daily…

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Christian Life

Walking in the Spirit

We live in a period of church history where a great deal of emphasis has been given to the third member of the Trinity – the Holy Spirit. A visit to any Christian bookstore will reveal more written material on the Holy Spirit than on the other two members of the Trinity combined. While some…

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Christian Life

Life on Mission

Everyone will spend their seventy-or-so years living for something. Sadly, most people will end up living for the wrong thing – and not even realize it! For example, name the most famous athlete you can think of. Michael Jordan? Michael Phelps? LeBron James? You probably would not have thought of Mark Spitz. But he was…

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