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  • McKissic’s 2006 sermon now online at SWBTS

    October 29 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    McKissic’s 2006 sermon now online at SWBTS

    Pastor Dwight McKissic’s 2006 chapel sermon asserting glossolalia is still a spiritual gift has been added to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SWBTS) digital archive, 12 years after the school banned the message. The adjustment in no way reflects a new theological leaning at SWBTS and is not about “going around trying to undo” the decisions …

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  • SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    October 18 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    The announcement of a record enrollment increase dominated much of the conversation during the bi-annual Board of Trustees (BOT) and Southeastern Society (SES) meetings at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. With the approval of the Master of Arts in Student Ministry, Southeastern is poised to continue fulfilling its call to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.

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  • Blume to retire from Biblical Recorder

    October 4 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 5 comments
    Blume to retire from Biblical Recorder

    Allan Blume announced Oct. 1 his plans to retire as editor-president of the Biblical Recorder after completing eight years with the North Carolina Baptist news journal. He will continue to lead the organization through May 2019, he told the Recorder’s board of directors in its fall meeting.

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  • Hispanic churches go outside the box for evangelism

    July 6 2018 by Joy Pittman, Baptist New Mexican | with 0 comments
    Hispanic churches go outside the box for evangelism

    Twenty-four Hispanic Baptist churches embraced the 2018 Simultaneous Revivals campaign organized by Baptist Convention of New Mexico Hispanic ministry strategist Ricardo Rivera. A key goal this year, Rivera told the Baptist New Mexican news journal, was to motivate churches to think outside the box about evangelism within their communities and to inspire them to do …

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  • Akin: God’s grace ‘more than sufficient’ for SEBTS

    June 18 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Akin: God’s grace ‘more than sufficient’ for SEBTS

    Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, reported to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas June 13, as did presidents from the other five Southern Baptist seminaries. In light of recent allegations, which involved the mishandling of an alleged rape report at SEBTS during Paige Patterson’s presidency …

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  • Open letter: refugee ban ‘deeply’ concerning

    February 10 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Open letter: refugee ban ‘deeply’ concerning

    A full-page ad in the Feb. 8 Washington Post expressing concern over a portion of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration included the signatures of at least seven Southern Baptists among a coalition of some 100 evangelicals. Two of the signatories told Baptist Press their signatures reflect …

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  • Danny Akin signs letter calling Trump to support refugees

    February 8 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Danny Akin signs letter calling Trump to support refugees

    Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, joined dozens of evangelical leaders from around the nation in a letter saying they are “deeply concerned” about President Donald Trump’s suspension of refugee resettlement to the United States. The statement took the form of a full-page advertisement in the The Washington Post

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  • Believers called to join in revolution

    November 14 2016 by Cris Alley, Book Review | with 0 comments
    Believers called to join in revolution

    When it comes to missions, most of us know that everyone can pray and give so that some may go. Now however, everyone can pray, give and go. Few Christians have noticed the mission field has come to us, meaning that we can walk across the street to encounter people from around the world.

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  • Trump promises change; Baptists remain divided

    July 25 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump promises change; Baptists remain divided

    Donald Trump told Americans he would solve their country’s problems in accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for president but appeared unable to bridge the divide over his candidacy among Southern Baptists and other evangelical Christians. “I am your voice,” Trump told viewers more than once. “I am with you. I will fight for you.”

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  • Missions effectiveness examined by SBC leaders

    June 22 2016 by Karen L Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Missions effectiveness examined by SBC leaders

    Entity leaders discussed ways to be more effective in global missions during one of 18 Cooperative Program panel discussions held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting. The recorded discussion took place at one side of the America Center’s exhibit hall with Jon Akin, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church moderating.

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  • Keith and Kristyn Getty song dedicated as SEBTS hymn

    June 2 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Keith and Kristyn Getty song dedicated as SEBTS hymn

    In their latest album “Facing a Task Unfinished,” Christian music artists Keith and Kristyn Getty have dedicated their song, “For the Cause” to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and President Danny Akin. It will now serve as the official hymn for SEBTS and The College at Southeastern. 

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  • Serve others and point them to Christ, Akin tells grads

    May 24 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Serve others and point them to Christ, Akin tells grads

    Sent to lead? Perhaps. Sent to serve? Absolutely. These words were part of a charge given to the spring 2016 graduates of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. During the May 20 commencement ceremony, President Danny Akin encouraged the seminary and college graduates to follow Christ’s model of service. 

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  • Ezell, Rainer appoint disciple-making task force

    May 13 2016 by North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Ezell, Rainer appoint disciple-making task force

    Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, and Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, have appointed a task force on disciple-making. Consisting of Southern Baptist pastors, the task force will recommend steps that churches can take to improve their disciple-making process and spark a disciple-making movement ...

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  • Disciple-making conference to help attendees ‘reveal’ gospel

    December 1 2015 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Disciple-making conference to help attendees ‘reveal’ gospel

    Paul and Silas’ ancient example provides a modern model for believers in the disciple-making process. And 1 Thessalonians 2:8 is the theme verse for the 2016 Disciple-making Conference, which is titled “Reveal” and scheduled for Feb. 29 at Lawndale Baptist Church in Greensboro.

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  • After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

    July 2 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

    With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus to issues like alleged workplace, housing and public accommodations discrimination. Some have proposed stripping churches of their tax-exempt status and legalizing polygamous marriage. With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus …

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