SBC’s first black professor among 3 retirees at Southern Seminary

Andrew J.W. Smith — May 25, 2016

The first African-American seminary professor in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention is among three retiring faculty members at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

T. Vaughn Walker, WMU Professor of Christian Ministries and professor of black church studies, is honored at a luncheon, May 19.
T. Vaughn Walker, WMU Professor of Christian Ministries and professor of black church studies, is honored at a luncheon, May 19.

T. Vaughn Walker, David L. Puckett, and Brian C. Richardson are retiring following the 2015-2016 school year with 64 combined years of service on the faculty of Southern Seminary. Walker, WMU Professor of Christian Ministries and professor of black church studies, was appointed in 1986 as the first black professor at any of the six SBC seminaries, and then the first elected to the faculty in 1997.

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Hope for gospel message to ‘speed ahead,’ Mohler says at SBTS commencement

Annie Corser — May 23, 2016
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During the institution's 216th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 284 master’s and doctoral students from 44 states and 15 countries received their degrees.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Gospel ministers must proclaim God's Word with the urgency of eternal consequences, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his May 20 commencement address to the 2016 graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

During the institution's 216th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 284 master’s and doctoral students from 44 states and 15 countries received their degrees. A week earlier, a record 150 Boyce College graduates received certificate, associate, and bachelor’s degrees.

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Record 150 students graduate at Boyce College commencement

Annie Corser — May 17, 2016

A record 150 students graduated from Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, May 13, surpassing the previous mark by more than 40 percent.

“We do have confidence that the education invested in them through Boyce College will prepare them whatever the job description may be as they move now into the future,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary and Boyce College, during the commencement ceremony.

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Burk affirms traditional doctrine of hell in contribution to ‘Four Views’ book

Andrew J.W. Smith — May 5, 2016

Hell is a place of eternal, conscious torment, writes Boyce College professor Denny Burk in his chapter in the newest installment of Zondervan’s Four Views series, Four Views on Hell. While the opposing three views claim to articulate evangelical positions different from the eternal, conscious torment view — terminal punishment (annihilationism), universalism,…

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Southern Seminary’s Counsel the Word addresses depression and Bible’s comfort

Annie Corser — May 4, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The Bible provides comfort and hope for people in the pit of despair, said speakers at the Counsel the Word conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, April 26-27. “When you say, ‘You need something more than the Bible,’ that actually makes a statement about the…

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Boyce College adds women’s volleyball team for 2016 season

Robert Chapman — May 2, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will add a women’s volleyball team to its athletic program and begin competition this fall in the NCCAA Division II Mideast region. Volleyball will be the third sport offered at Boyce and the first for…

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Southern Seminary’s 1937 Project sends record 450 volunteers to serve Louisville

Mackenzie Miller — April 29, 2016

A record 450 volunteers from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College completed service projects across the city of Louisville during the fourth annual 1937 Project, April 23. The event commemorates the school’s relief efforts in the Great Flood of 1937, when the Ohio River rose to more than…

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Mohler, Thomas debate the role of faith in American politics at “God and Politics”

Andrew J.W. Smith — April 27, 2016

Christians should be involved in the political process but remember their ultimate hope lies beyond any office or vote, said evangelical thinkers R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Cal Thomas at the April 25 “God and Politics” event at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mohler, president of Southern Seminary, and Thomas,…

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After finding God in Gitmo, Army vet reunites with military chaplain for T4G

S. Craig Sanders — April 21, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Nearly two years after his military chaplain baptized him in one of the world’s most spiritually dark places, Illinois police officer and Army veteran Scott Carter reunited with Southern Seminary alumnus Raymond Lowdermilk at the April 12-14 Together for the Gospel biennial conference for what he…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Albert Mohler, Cal Thomas to discuss ‘God and Politics’ April 25 at Southern Seminary

SBTS Communications — April 21, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — In a public forum at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary April 25, SBTS President R. Albert Mohler Jr. and political journalist Cal Thomas will discuss the intersection of religion and politics. The free event will be held on Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Memorial…

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