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  • SBTS releases report on its history of slavery, racism

    December 13 2018 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    SBTS releases report on its history of slavery, racism

    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary released a report Dec. 12 that discloses the history of slavery and racism at the seminary. “Slavery was not only tolerated in many schools, but also expressly defended and even praised as divinely ordained,” the seminary said in its initial news release on the school’s past.

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  • God promises to never leave, Akin tells SEBTS grads

    December 12 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    God promises to never leave, Akin tells SEBTS grads

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) President Danny Akin encouraged 169 new seminary graduates and 30 undergraduates Dec. 7 to trust in the steadfast promise that God will never abandon them. Akin highlighted two points in his commencement message from Hebrews 13:5. First, he said God is the one who makes this promise.

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  • Advancement council deploys data in diversity strategy

    December 6 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Advancement council deploys data in diversity strategy

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee is making efforts to encourage greater participation of ethnic minorities in Southern Baptist life and leadership. One of its consulting groups, the Convention Advancement Advisory Council, uses a database to track progress and develop strategies for the future.

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  • MBTS’ Spurgeon College to offer communications degree

    December 6 2018 by MBTS and Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    MBTS’ Spurgeon College to offer communications degree

    A new degree program in communications has been introduced at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (MBTS) undergraduate school, Spurgeon College. The bachelor of arts in communications, is “specifically designed to equip students to expand the footprint of Christ’s Kingdom no matter what industry, vocation or geographical location they find themselves in,” the seminary stated in a news release.

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  • NOBTS presidential search sets Jan. 10 nominations deadline

    December 6 2018 by NOBTS and Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    NOBTS presidential search sets Jan. 10 nominations deadline

    Recommendations or resumes for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s (NOBTS) presidency must be submitted to the presidential search committee by Jan. 10, 2019. Committee chairman Frank Cox’s Dec. 4 announcement followed the 11-member committee’s second meeting, which Cox said was marked by a good spirit and progress.

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  • Baptist DR efforts endure crisis after crisis

    December 6 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Baptist DR efforts endure crisis after crisis

    In recent months, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) has diligently responded to both national and local crises across North America: two major hurricanes in the Southeast, wildfires in California, tornadoes across the United States and even a typhoon in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Garnetta Smith appointed women’s support coordinator

    December 4 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Garnetta Smith appointed women’s support coordinator

    In light of challenges facing campuses about the place of women in those communities, R. Albert Mohler Jr. has appointed Garnetta Smith to the new position of women’s support coordinator for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In comments about Smith’s appointment, Mohler said it further buttresses policies already in place to protect women ...
     

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  • Moore: Church must recall loyalty to help lonely

    November 30 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore: Church must recall loyalty to help lonely

    Christians need to recall where their greatest allegiance lies to help Americans living in a time marked by loneliness, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said during a Washington, D.C., forum. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, addressed the evangelical church’s role while responding to Sen. Ben Sasse …

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  • Five honored as evangelical scholars during ETS

    November 29 2018 by SEBTS and BP Staff | with 0 comments
    Five honored as evangelical scholars during ETS

    Five evangelical scholars were honored during the Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner held in conjunction with the Evangelical Theological Society’s (ETS) 70th annual meeting, Nov. 13-15 in Denver. The fellowship, which held its first dinner in 2013, seeks to build camaraderie among academicians from multiple denominations and encourage excellence in scholarship for the glory of Christ.

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  • Thom Rainer to teach at Southeastern part-time

    November 28 2018 by SEBTS and BP Staff | with 0 comments
    Thom Rainer to teach at Southeastern part-time

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has announced that Thom Rainer, outgoing president of Lifeway Christian Resources, will join the faculty as part-time distinguished professor of church revitalization and leadership in January. SEBTS President Danny Akin said in a news release, “Students will have the incredible opportunity to sit under the instruction of one of …

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  • Bryant Wright says ‘it’s time’ to find a successor

    November 27 2018 by Scott Barkley, Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Bryant Wright says ‘it’s time’ to find a successor

    Johnson Ferry Baptist Church senior pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright announced Nov. 25 from the pulpit that it’s time for the church to begin the search for its next pastor. Wright made the announcement toward the end of a sermon titled “Succession of a Long-Tenured Leader,” about Moses and Joshua …

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  • Reasons for Christians to sing spotlighted at conference

    November 27 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Reasons for Christians to sing spotlighted at conference

    Worship leaders and pastors gathered at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) Nov. 8-10 for the Doxology and Theology national conference. Matt Boswell, pastor at Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, hosted and organized the conference. The theme of the conference was “liturgy,” and the main sessions highlighted the church’s need to sing, read, see, pray and preach …

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  • ETS meeting includes 190 Southern Baptist presenters

    November 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ETS meeting includes 190 Southern Baptist presenters

    The Holy Spirit theme of the Evangelical Theological Society’s (ETS) annual meeting provided a venue for application of scripture’s teaching on the Holy Spirit to a variety of disciplines. According to a count by Baptist Press, a quarter of the presentations (some 190 of 750) were offered by scholars with ties to Southern Baptist churches …

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  • At Mother Emanuel, S.C. Baptists seek racial unity

    November 21 2018 by Butch Blume, Baptist Courier | with 0 comments
    At Mother Emanuel, S.C. Baptists seek racial unity

    About 300 worshipers filled the sanctuary of historic Mother Emanuel Church Nov. 13 for a session of South Carolina Baptists’ annual meeting, held at the site of the 2015 massacre of nine black worshipers by a self-avowed white supremacist. An overflow crowd of 400 watched from closed-circuit TV at the nearby Citadel Square Baptist Church.

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  • Southern Baptists of Texas celebrate 20th anniversary

    The 20th anniversary of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) drew more than 1,300 Southern Baptists, including 1,027 messengers, to the SBTC’s annual meeting. The theme for the milestone anniversary, “Entrusted:  A Gospel Legacy for the Coming Generations,” came from 2 Timothy 2:2 and opened each session as pastors and denominational leaders preached from 2 Timothy 2-4.

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