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  • SWBTS ‘moving forward’ despite ‘certain events’

    September 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SWBTS ‘moving forward’ despite ‘certain events’

    “Although certain events took place this summer,” SWBTS interim president Jeffrey Bingham told the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC), Southern Baptists are invited to “move forward” with Southwestern. During his report, Bingham referred at least five times to the termination of SWBTS president emeritus Paige Patterson …

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  • Chaplaincy ministry, church planting spotlighted at SEBTS

    September 20 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Chaplaincy ministry, church planting spotlighted at SEBTS

    With more than 100 military community students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is making strides in its efforts to engage these students and bring awareness to ministry opportunities within the military community. Affiliated SEBTS military personnel and students gathered for panel discussions and various meetings for the seminary’s first Military Community Focus Week, Sept. 4-7.

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  • University Hills pastor moving to Botswana

    September 4 2018 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    University Hills pastor moving to Botswana

    On Aug. 12, the senior pastor of University Hills Baptist Church in Charlotte shared with the congregation his plans to serve in a different mission field. Fourteen years ago, Coye and Sherra Still left their work as Southern Baptist missionaries in South Asia to serve the University Hills church.

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  • Gateway takes final step in campus transition

    August 2 2018 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    Gateway takes final step in campus transition

    Gateway Seminary’s Southern California campus in Brea, Calif., officially closed July 27, in anticipation of moving academic operations to the seminary’s new primary campus in Ontario, Calif. The closing was marked with a ceremony attended by alumni, faculty and staff.

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  • Donors ditch SWBTS over Patterson dismissal

    July 6 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Donors ditch SWBTS over Patterson dismissal

    A group of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary donors released a letter June 29 announcing their decision to halt financial support for the school as a result of former president Paige Patterson’s termination. The seven-page document, apparently drafted by oil industry executive Gary Loveless and cosigned by 25 other alleged donors, expressed “utter disdain” …

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  • First seminary chairwoman saw ‘God’s open door’

    July 5 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    First seminary chairwoman saw ‘God’s open door’

    Becky Gardner believed she would grow up to be a schoolteacher in West Tennessee. But now, as superintendent of an award-winning Christian school in Central Illinois and the first-ever chairwoman of a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) seminary’s board of trustees, she believes she is right where God wants her to be.

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  • Criswell College receives $5 million ‘game-changer’

    June 27 2018 by Rob Collingsworth, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Criswell College receives $5 million ‘game-changer’

    Criswell College President Barry Creamer has announced the receipt of a $5 million commitment that will serve as the lead gift for the college’s first-ever residence hall, tentatively set to break ground in the spring of 2019. “This is the most significant thing to happen since Dr. Criswell announced his vision to start this school …

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  • Gateway grads challenged to share gospel ‘aroma’

    May 23 2018 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    Gateway grads challenged to share gospel ‘aroma’

    President Jeff Iorg charged spring graduates of Gateway Seminary to share the gospel with everyone they encounter as the sweet aroma of a triumphant Lord. “Our sense of smell is profound. That’s why God used it as an analogy to communicate something powerful about our role in sharing the gospel,” Iorg said.

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  • Conley Smith, key Gateway supporter in Denver, dies

    May 3 2018 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    Conley Smith, key Gateway supporter in Denver, dies

    Conley Smith, a Denver oil executive who was instrumental in founding the Rocky Mountain Campus of Gateway Seminary, died unexpectedly April 21. “When we get to heaven, we will be surprised who the really important people really were,” Jeff Iorg, president of the Southern Baptist seminary, said. “Conley Smith will make that list.”

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  • TRUSTEES: Gateway to sell former Southern California site

    April 20 2018 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: Gateway to sell former Southern California site

    Trustees of Gateway Seminary approved selling a former regional campus site in Brea, Calif., and heard reports on the “new normal” for the seminary’s new Southern California campus during their April 16-17 meeting in Ontario. Trustees also approved a budget of $11.9 million for the coming year.

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  • Gateway’s Iorg releases book on leading through change

    April 13 2018 by Aaron Wilson, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    Gateway’s Iorg releases book on leading through change

    Jeff Iorg knows a thing or two about leading a ministry through major change. Now, Iorg is sharing the account of the relocation and other stories of successful change in his book, “Leading Major Change in Your Ministry,” by B&H Publishing Group.

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  • SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    February 16 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS launches partnership with Acts 29 training program

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has announced a partnership with Crosslands, a theological training program under Acts 29 Europe, to prepare potential church planters and leaders. The partnership, which launched Feb. 13, developed out of the seminary’s EQUIP Network, a church-based, theological training initiative.

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  • SBC 1st VP Strickland cheers Tillis for DACA efforts

    February 8 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    SBC 1st VP Strickland cheers Tillis for DACA efforts

    Walter Strickland, SBC first vice president and North Carolina Christian educator, urged Sen. Thom Tillis and other members of Congress to continue working toward a legislative solution for young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children in a press call Feb. 8 hosted by the National Immigration Forum.

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  • Jonathan Edwards Center to open at Gateway in 2018

    November 30 2017 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    Jonathan Edwards Center to open at Gateway in 2018

    A Jonathan Edwards Center will be established at Gateway Seminary, Jeff Iorg, the Southern Baptist entity’s president, has announced for the Los Angeles-area Ontario campus. The center, or JEC, will be affiliated with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University in New Haven, Ct. An agreement between the two institutions was signed in October.

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  • Sola scriptura cited as Reformation bedrock

    October 30 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sola scriptura cited as Reformation bedrock

    Sola scriptura is among the most important Reformation principles for believers to understand and apply. At least that’s the conclusion of some Southern Baptist Convention seminary professors on the Protestant Reformation’s 500th anniversary. Sola scriptura is the doctrine that the Bible alone is humankind’s infallible rule for faith and practice.

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