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  • From prison to praise, NOBTS grad sees God’s hand

    May 18 2017 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    From prison to praise, NOBTS grad sees God’s hand

    Standing in front of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Leavell Chapel on graduation day, Tara Garcia looked back with fondness on her undergraduate experience. But unlike the graduates lined up beside her, Garcia earned her degree inside prison walls. Garcia completed every class except one prior to her release in January.

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  • Seminaries’ alumni & friends to gather in Phoenix

    April 25 2017 by SBC seminary communications staff | with 0 comments
    Seminaries’ alumni & friends to gather in Phoenix

    Alumni and friends of Southern Baptists’ six seminaries will gather Wednesday, June 14, in Phoenix to hear updates from the campuses and renew friendships with classmates and seminary faculty and staff. The noontime luncheons will be held in conjunction with the June 13-14 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in the Phoenix Convention Center.

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  • Incarcerated women receive milestone degrees

    May 31 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Incarcerated women receive milestone degrees

    Having overcome a crisis of faith to complete her college degree, Brenda Thornton walked the chapel stage at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women. Thornton was one of 13 graduates in the first-ever awarding of bachelor degrees at the prison by Leavell College, marking a milestone for the program that began five years ago.

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  • Sexual addiction tragedy prompts seminary conference

    May 11 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 1 comments
    Sexual addiction tragedy prompts seminary conference

    The suicide death of a beloved colleague after a sexual addiction came to light drove the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary community to their knees in prayer last August. They rose determined to help others caught in pornography and sexual addiction with a conference called “Recalibrate.”

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  • Missing NOBTS student found in Ala. hospital

    May 6 2016 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 3 comments
    Missing NOBTS student found in Ala. hospital

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary student John Russell, missing since April 22, has been found in an Alabama hospital. He has been in the ICU at D.W. McMillan Hospital in Brewton, Ala., since April 22 following an accident. Russell's mother has been notified and is traveling to be with him.

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  • NOBTS helps police in missing student case

    May 3 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NOBTS helps police in missing student case

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) is assisting police in the disappearance of John W. Russell, a 39-year-old master of divinity student reported missing April 25th. Russell was last seen April 21 at NOBTS around 7:45 p.m., and last had contact with his mother April 22 ...

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  • NOBTS professor leads evangelical preaching society

    March 2 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    NOBTS professor leads evangelical preaching society

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary preaching professor Dennis Phelps is serving as the 2015-2016 president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society (EHS). EHS promotes the exchange of ideas related to instruction in biblical preaching, academic publication in homiletics and the effective communication of the gospel...

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  • Early church view on Jesus as God’s Son debated

    February 25 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Early church view on Jesus as God’s Son debated

    A noted evangelical-turned-agnostic, Bart D. Ehrman, and a well-known agnostic-turned-evangelical, Michael F. Bird, were the featured speakers at the 12th annual Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The Greer-Heard forum is designed to help students and ministers learn to think critically ...

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  • Luter, on race relations, sees church as unifier

    February 19 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Luter, on race relations, sees church as unifier

    Race relations issues have not improved since the election of the first African-American U.S. president, but the church can lead in modeling reconciliation, said Fred Luter Jr., immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the first African American to hold the position.

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  • Campus outreach in ‘emerging regions’: ‘less is more’

    February 8 2016 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Campus outreach in ‘emerging regions’: ‘less is more’

    When the Emerging Regions State Collegiate Leaders working group met at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the 25 participants traveled from places like Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as Canada. The leaders represented a wide range of approaches from campus-based to church-based college ministries …

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  • Defend the Faith underscores privilege & duty

    January 22 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Defend the Faith underscores privilege & duty

    The need for Christian apologetics – the clearing of obstacles to faith – has never been greater, attendees were told throughout the annual Defend the Faith conference, Jan. 4-8, at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Sponsored by the seminary’s Institute for Christian Apologetics, the event was attended by more than 200 people.

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  • Pre-teens raise more than $1,000 for missions

    December 31 2015 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Pre-teens raise more than $1,000 for missions

    When Jay and Elizabeth Terrill decided to forego Christmas gifts to each other and instead give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, it sparked an idea for their daughter Mollie and her cousin Lexi Cole: a Christmas craft fair to benefit the International Mission Board.

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  • Kelley to grads: ‘God with us’ changes everything

    December 30 2015 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Kelley to grads: ‘God with us’ changes everything

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley pointed to Christ’s birth and the meaning of Emmanuel during the seminary’s Dec. 19 graduation ceremony. “‘God with us’ changes everything,” he told the 224 graduates during the seminary’s Dec. 19 graduation ceremony.

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  • Church’s gift cards aid international women, homeschoolers

    November 6 2015 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Church’s gift cards aid international women, homeschoolers

    International women students and the homeschool community at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary have been given gift cards totaling nearly $5,400 from First Baptist Church in Minden, La. The gifts were part of First Baptist’s month-long emphasis on “every member a missionary” and Cooperative Program giving …

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  • NOBTS opens campus housing to returning IMB personnel

    October 21 2015 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    NOBTS opens campus housing to returning IMB personnel

    In a show of support for International Mission Board missionaries returning home as part of the IMB’s plans to address revenue shortfalls, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has announced that 10 campus housing units will be available to returning missionaries rent-free.

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