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  • Southeastern’s Logan Carson passes away at 86

    November 7 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 2 comments
    Southeastern’s Logan Carson passes away at 86

    On Nov. 3, Logan Carson, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) first full-time African-American professor, passed away at the age of 86. Carson, who taught theology at SEBTS from 1994-2009, will be remembered for his vibrant zeal for life, love for teaching scripture to his students and his humility in serving others.

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  • SWBTS ‘pressing on’ with ‘refreshed orientation’

    October 19 2018 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    SWBTS ‘pressing on’ with ‘refreshed orientation’

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s board of trustees affirmed the institution’s presidential search committee, approved actions of the trustee executive committee and conducted other business during their fall meeting Oct. 15-17. In addition to their meeting, the trustees enjoyed multiple opportunities for personal interaction with Southwestern students and faculty.

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  • SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing

    October 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing

    In a meeting characterized by unity despite differences of opinion, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SWBTS) trustees voted to uphold the trustee executive committee’s decision in May to terminate former president Paige Patterson. Trustees revisited Patterson’s termination at their Oct. 15-17 meeting based on a motion, referred to Southwestern by the Southern Baptist Convention in June …

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  • Q&A: Mohler reflects on 25 years at Southern Seminary

    October 12 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Mohler reflects on 25 years at Southern Seminary

    On the occasion of his 25th anniversary as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s president, R. Albert Mohler Jr. sat down for a wide-ranging conversation about cultural challenges, theological education, the Southern Baptist Convention and his tenure as the ninth president of the SBC’s oldest seminary. 

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  • Gateway sees 8.2% growth, remembers key vote

    October 12 2018 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    Gateway sees 8.2% growth, remembers key vote

    Enrollment increased 8.2 percent during the fall 2018 semester at Gateway Seminary’s new Southern California campus over the combined fall 2017 enrollment that included its former campus in Brea. Gateway President Jeff Iorg relayed the enrollment news to trustees during their Oct. 8-9 meeting in Portland, Ore.

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  • Mohler’s 25 years at Southern Seminary celebrated

    October 11 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Mohler’s 25 years at Southern Seminary celebrated

    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustees presented a resolution of appreciation to R. Albert Mohler Jr. to celebrate his 25th anniversary as president of the institution during a special chapel service Oct. 9. A sermon by Atlanta-area pastor James Merritt and reflections from Mohler, who became the seminary’s president in 1993 …

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  • 9Marks at SEBTS: Mobilizing a church on mission

    October 3 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    9Marks at SEBTS: Mobilizing a church on mission

    Understanding the purpose and practice of missions as well as creating a culture of generous support of missionaries were just a few of the many ways that 551 church leaders were challenged to lead their congregations toward missions at the 2018 9Marks conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • Door-to-door nurture yields soul-winning daughters

    September 26 2018 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    Door-to-door nurture yields soul-winning daughters

    “Here’s my daddy Matt, and here’s my momma Hope, and I’m Madison. And we’ve come to tell you about Jesus.” As early as age 5, Matt Queen’s oldest daughter Madison introduced her family this way in door-to-door evangelism. “Every single time my daughter would do that, we always got to share [the gospel]” said Queen …

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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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