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  • First a tornado, now theft strike New Orleans church

    July 27 2017 by Louisiana Baptist Message staff | with 0 comments
    First a tornado, now theft strike New Orleans church

    Just a few months from completing a renovation of its buildings heavily damaged by a tornado in February, a New Orleans church has suffered yet another setback – theft from its worship center. Multiple times over a six-day period, burglars have broken into the worship center of Suburban Baptist Church and stolen office and construction equipment.

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  • 2 scholars – evangelical & Jewish – discuss Jesus

    April 7 2017 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    2 scholars – evangelical & Jewish – discuss Jesus

    Evangelical scholar Ben Witherington III and Jewish scholar Amy-Jill Levine found many points of agreement regarding the “historical” Jesus during a dialogue at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. On the issue of Jesus as Messiah, their views diverged. The Greer-Heard Forum provides a venue in which respected scholars of differing opinions dialogue.

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  • Graham extols unity at NOBTS amid Cooperative Program debate

    March 13 2017 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Graham extols unity at NOBTS amid Cooperative Program debate

    Amid debate over a decision by Dallas-area Prestonwood Baptist Church to escrow Cooperative Program funds, Prestonwood pastor Jack Graham told a New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary chapel audience Jesus must be the focus of every congregation. The church “is not about us – my church, your church. It’s all about Jesus,” Graham said.

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  • NOBTS ‘looking forward’ to hosting Graham, despite controversy

    March 3 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    NOBTS ‘looking forward’ to hosting Graham, despite controversy

    UPDATED: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary will host Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, as a chapel speaker on March 7, less than two weeks after the church said it would temporarily withhold Cooperative Program money in order to evaluate future support of Southern Baptist Convention entities. A group of students is voicing opposition to the church's decision.

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  • Louisiana tornado destroys church, delays NOBTS chapel

    February 9 2017 by Baptist Message & NOBTS staff | with 0 comments
    Louisiana tornado destroys church, delays NOBTS chapel

    An EF-3 tornado that touched down in eastern New Orleans Feb. 7 heavily damaged a Southern Baptist church’s facility and briefly interrupted a chapel service at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Initial reports estimated 250 homes damaged with 31 people injured. No fatalities have been reported.

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  • Apologetics on display at Defend 2017 conference

    January 27 2017 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Apologetics on display at Defend 2017 conference

    Abdu Murray, North American director for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, told of his nine-year journey to Christ at Defend 2017, an annual apologetics conference sponsored by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Institute for Christian Apologetics. The conference brought together noted apologists to address issues and worldviews prevalent in today’s culture.

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  • Seminary professor reflects on pleas to flip vote

    January 20 2017 by Marilyn Stewart, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Seminary professor reflects on pleas to flip vote

    A raucous presidential election year turned personal for Lloyd Harsch, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary history professor, when his seminary inbox filled with more than 90,000 emails from distraught voters. Harsch is a member of this year’s Electoral College.

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  • ‘Silver and gold’ items highlight NOBTS dig

    December 20 2016 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    ‘Silver and gold’ items highlight NOBTS dig

    This summer, the Tel Gezer Water System Excavation team from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary encountered the remnants of rampant Canaanite idolatry. The team uncovered a silver pendant devoted to Canaanite and Mesopotamian deities and part of a mold used to fashion clay goddess plaques.

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  • Rare hymnals get new life in NOBTS digital scanning

    October 28 2016 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Rare hymnals get new life in NOBTS digital scanning

    The musty smell of antiquity fills the air as music professor Ed Steele positions an old leather-bound book on an odd-looking scanner. With the press of a button the scanner comes to life, a light passes over the page, and before long a scanned page appears on Steele’s computer screen.

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  • Moore contrasts ‘world’s form of power’ to God’s

    October 21 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore contrasts ‘world’s form of power’ to God’s

    Russell Moore, in chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, urged listeners not to depend on the wrong power for ministry and service. “When we buy into the premises of the world ... we buy into something that not only is a lie, it also ultimately harms us,” said Moore.

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  • NOBTS to launch Adrian Rogers Center for preaching

    October 19 2016 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    NOBTS to launch Adrian Rogers Center for preaching

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees have approved the establishment of an Adrian Rogers Center for Expository Preaching. Additional initiatives also were approved during the trustees’ fall meeting – a Christian leadership major in the doctor of philosophy program and several enhancements to the seminary’s master of divinity program.

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  • Kim's journey undergirds call for church planting

    October 14 2016 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Kim's journey undergirds call for church planting

    Paul Kim visited New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with two goals: promoting Asian-American involvement in the Southern Baptist Convention and encouraging students to consider church planting. Kim is working to build Cooperative Program support among Asian-American Baptists as the Asian-American relations consultant with the Executive Committee.

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  • Platt: Make evangelism ’primary’ in life, ministry

    September 13 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, Baptist Message | with 0 comments
    Platt: Make evangelism ’primary’ in life, ministry

    International Mission Board President David Platt sounded the alarm against a “gospel-less” and “gospel-lite” missions approach that many are apparently adopting today. This dangerous trend, he said, promotes good deeds but minimizes a call for repentance. Platt spoke of his concerns during the Global Missions Emphasis chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • SBC seminaries healthy, face M.Div. challenge

    August 31 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC seminaries healthy, face M.Div. challenge

    When it comes to training pastors, Southern Baptist Convention seminaries compare favorably with North American seminaries generally, according to a comparative data analysis by Baptist Press. Still, a slight shift of students away from the master of divinity and toward less rigorous master of arts degrees focused on general theological studies parallels a national trend.

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  • NOBTS to launch interactive Ph.D. program

    August 15 2016 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    NOBTS to launch interactive Ph.D. program

    A new doctor of philosophy delivery system at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary opens the research-based degree to non-residential students while upholding high academic standards and fostering a vibrant learning community. The new approach allows the seminary to offer seminars and colloquia to Ph.D. students via synchronous interactive video regardless of where they live.

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