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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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  • NOBTS approves 5-year strategic plan

    October 21 2015 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    NOBTS approves 5-year strategic plan

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved a five-year strategic plan for the seminary and voted to establish a new extension center in Columbus, Ga., during their fall meeting. Seminary President Chuck Kelley also shared news of the record enrollment of 3,952 students.

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  • More Canaanite evidence found by NOBTS dig team

    October 14 2015 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    More Canaanite evidence found by NOBTS dig team

    Added evidence that an ancient water system at Tel Gezer in Israel could be the product of Middle Bronze Age Canaanites living between the time of Abraham and the Israelite conquest was uncovered by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s archaeology team during a challenging dig season this summer.

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  • NOBTS report highlights God’s grace during tragedy

    September 24 2015 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS Communication | with 0 comments
    NOBTS report highlights God’s grace during tragedy

    With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina fresh on his mind, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley offered a testimony of God’s grace and mercy during his report to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. “Ten years ago at this meeting I stood before you homeless,” Kelley said.

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  • Angola prison ministry celebrates 20 yrs., new facility

    September 11 2015 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Angola prison ministry celebrates 20 yrs., new facility

    Celebrating a 20-year partnership that has changed lives and deployed “missionaries,” New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary/Leavell College has dedicated a new facility with expanded classroom and library space at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, La. The Aug. 27 dedication followed a graduation ceremony marking the program’s 278th graduate.

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  • Seminary community mourns loss of John Gibson

    August 27 2015 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Seminary community mourns loss of John Gibson

    The first day of a new semester was marred by sadness as New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s students learned of the death of John Gibson, professor of communication. Gibson, 56, died Aug. 24. A memorial service for Gibson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28 ...

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