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  • SWBTS interim president Bingham ‘humbled’ to serve

    May 25 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SWBTS interim president Bingham ‘humbled’ to serve

    Historical theologian Jeffrey Bingham has accepted the interim presidency of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The position was offered to him May 23 in a 3 a.m. phone call from trustee chairman Kevin Ueckert after trustees named former president Paige Patterson as president emeritus.

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  • Mohler confronts SBC’s ‘horrifying #MeToo moment’

    May 25 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mohler confronts SBC’s ‘horrifying #MeToo moment’

    R. Albert Mohler Jr. has labeled turmoil in the Southern Baptist Convention the SBC’s “own horrifying #MeToo moment” and said it stems from “an unorganized conspiracy of silence” about sexual misconduct and abuse. “Judgment has now come to the house of the Southern Baptist Convention,” Mohler wrote.

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  • Evangelism professor Alvin Reid resigns at Southeastern

    May 25 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Evangelism professor Alvin Reid resigns at Southeastern

    Alvin Reid has resigned from the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), citing “personal and spiritual issues.” Reid, 59, SEBTS senior professor of evangelism and student ministry, stated on his website May 21, “I have resigned from teaching and public ministry to address personal and spiritual issues in my life.”

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  • Connect316 leader resigns over ‘reprehensible’ Facebook post

    Alabama pastor Rick Patrick has resigned as the leader of Connect316, an organization advocating a “traditionalist” view of salvation, due to a Facebook post he subsequently acknowledged as “reprehensible and completely unworthy of Christ.”

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  • Karen Swallow Prior hit by bus while walking in Nashville

    May 25 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Karen Swallow Prior hit by bus while walking in Nashville

    Noted author and speaker Karen Swallow Prior was hospitalized in surgery after being hit by a bus while walking in downtown Nashville May 23. “I’ve been in a serious accident in Nashville. Being admitted to the hospital,” she tweeted. “I will be OK but am unable to respond to messages. Prayers appreciated.”

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  • Trustees: Patterson move aims for ‘benefit’ of SWBTS

    May 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trustees: Patterson move aims for ‘benefit’ of SWBTS

    The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees say their decision to “move in the direction of new leadership” by making Paige Patterson president emeritus effective immediately was intended “for the benefit of the future mission of the seminary.” Patterson’s new role will come “with compensation” and was approved by a “majority vote.”

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  • How one advocate for justice found her place at Southeastern

    Brianna Copeland is not just learning about global justice; she is actively participating in it. Her passion for justice in high school is what led her to The College at Southeastern. Copeland is one of the founders of Save Our Sisters, an organization that advocates for social justice specifically in the area of sex trafficking.

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  • ‘100 Houses’ evangelism effort in New Orleans

    May 24 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    ‘100 Houses’ evangelism effort in New Orleans

    Don’t tell seminary professor Preston Nix that door-to-door evangelism in New Orleans does not work. Time and again, he has found that loving gospel conversations, even during door-to-door evangelism, can and do lead to decisions for Christ. “It does not work ... if you do not work it,” said Nix.

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