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  • Don’t compromise the gospel in social cooperation, Mohler says

    April 18 2017 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Don’t compromise the gospel in social cooperation, Mohler says

    Evangelical Christians must not compromise the gospel when cooperating with Catholics on social and political matters, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at The Gospel Coalition National Conference on the Protestant Reformation, April 3-5.

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  • Steve Gaines named SBTS visiting professor

    April 13 2017 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Steve Gaines named SBTS visiting professor

    Trustees of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved the installation of Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines to a visiting professorship honoring former SBC President Herschel H. Hobbs during their meeting in Louisville, Ky. The board also approved an expanded budget for the 2017-2018 academic year and elected three faculty members.

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  • Dearborn’s Arab-Americans receptive, seminarians say

    March 24 2017 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Dearborn’s Arab-Americans receptive, seminarians say

    In Dearborn, Mich., home of the largest concentration of Arab-Americans in the United States, students from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary learned about praying for and sharing the gospel with local Muslims during a three-day visit to the city. The team interacted with Arab Americans who comprise at least 45 percent of Dearborn’s population.

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  • Mitchell: Tech recasting ‘what it means to be human’

    March 13 2017 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Mitchell: Tech recasting ‘what it means to be human’

    Theological reflection must counteract an uncritical approach to technological advancements that threaten human existence, bioethicist C. Ben Mitchell said in a lecture series at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “We have to reject uncritical consumeristic adoption of digital technologies,” said Mitchell, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Union University.

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  • ‘Go find someone hurting,’ Tada tells SBTS audiences

    March 1 2017 by Charissa Crotts, SBTS | with 0 comments
    ‘Go find someone hurting,’ Tada tells SBTS audiences

    “Go find someone hurting worse than you and help them,” Joni Eareckson Tada said during a two-day visit to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Tada, a quadriplegic speaker and author, told her personal story and focused on practical ministry to the disabled by local churches.

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  • ‘Benedict Option’: Build communities of resistance

    February 22 2017 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    ‘Benedict Option’: Build communities of resistance

    With secular culture increasingly marginalizing the Christian faith, believers should leave behind political battles and embrace the communal life exemplified by St. Benedict of Nursia, author Rod Dreher said. Although Christianity continues to spread in Asia and the global south, it is rapidly losing its influence in the public square in the West, said Dreher.

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  • Embrace prophetic role, Mohler exhorts SBTS grads

    December 7 2016 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Embrace prophetic role, Mohler exhorts SBTS grads

    Christian ministers should not settle for the comfortable career of secular professionals but courageously embrace their prophetic role, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in his winter commencement address at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The seminary conferred 180 master’s and doctoral degrees during commencement exercises in Alumni Memorial Chapel.

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  • Comic book evangelism: ‘The Silence’ by Chad Nuss

    November 29 2016 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Comic book evangelism: ‘The Silence’ by Chad Nuss

    Though he didn’t have a personal faith in God, Chad Nuss was incredulous as his father stood firm in atheism before dying from lung complications in 1996. Not having grown up in church, Nuss said his knowledge of God extended only to what he perceived in creation, alluding to Romans 1 in the New Testament. ...

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  • Christ’s kingdom above politics, says Kevin Smith

    November 14 2016 by Annie Corser, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Christ’s kingdom above politics, says Kevin Smith

    American politics cannot destroy the kingdom of God and should not leave Christians living in fear, said Southern Baptist leader Kevin Smith during a chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In his sermon, Smith reminded Christians to take a clear stand to show their commitment is to Jesus Christ.

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  • Historian Michael Haykin elected to SBTS faculty

    October 14 2016 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Historian Michael Haykin elected to SBTS faculty

    Trustees of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved the election of church historian Michael A.G. Haykin to the faculty during their meeting at the Louisville, Ky., campus. Messengers also approved a response to a motion on SBC entities’ media policies referred from the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

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  • Astronaut sees ‘an infinite God’ from space

    September 1 2016 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Astronaut sees ‘an infinite God’ from space

    Speeding around Earth at 17,500 mph, U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams spoke through a NASA downlink during The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s chapel Aug. 30. Williams is commander for Expedition 48 of the International Space Station. The astronaut has spoken at the Louisville, Ky., campus previously and regularly listens to Mohler’s podcast in orbit.

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  • Page: God provides spiritual DNA for godliness, power

    September 1 2016 by Annie Corser, SBTS | with 0 comments
    Page: God provides spiritual DNA for godliness, power

    Participation in the divine nature of God leads to a life of spiritual effectiveness and productivity, said Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page during the chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “This divine provision says we are born complete with that which we need for life and godliness,” said Page.

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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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  • SBC seminary presidents recap campus highlights

    June 17 2016 by Compiled by Art Toalston | with 0 comments
    SBC seminary presidents recap campus highlights

    Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention’s six seminaries noted growth in ministry, enrollment and financial support in their reports to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis. “We are welcoming Dr. Jeff Iorg who got a new job yesterday as president of the Gateway Seminary in the state of California,” SBC President Ronnie Floyd said.

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