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Southern Seminary partners with ERLC for specialized ethics Ph.D. program

S. Craig Sanders — September 17, 2014
The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is partnering with Southern Seminary to offer a modular Ph.D. in ethics with a concentration in public policy.

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is partnering with Southern Seminary to offer a modular Ph.D. in Christian ethics with an emphasis in public policy.

A partnership between The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention will allow students to pursue a modular Ph.D. in Christian ethics with an emphasis in public policy, with classes beginning in spring 2015.

“Public theology at the intersection of the church, the gospel and the culture will represent one of the greatest challenges to the coming generation,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. “I can’t think of any better news than the fact that Southern Seminary and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission are combining strengths in order to provide an unprecedented Ph.D. program that will prepare a new generation for frontline service and leadership where it will matter most.” Read More >



Southern Seminary’s Norton Hall Band releases ‘Be Thou My Vision’

RuthAnne Irvin — September 15, 2014

Norton Hall Band’s new album, Be Thou My Vision, has been named the favorite among the top five college worship albums in Worship Leader Magazine. “Filled with stripped-down worship songs via the medium of reclaimed classic hymns, Be Thou My Vision is the all-around favorite,” wrote the magazine editors in…

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Whitney revises bestselling ‘Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life’

S. Craig Sanders — September 11, 2014

Discipline without direction is drudgery,” writes Donald S. Whitney in a familiar opening to the revised and updated edition of his classic book on biblical spirituality. The book contains new material with more emphasis on the gospel that will help both first-time readers and those who enjoyed the first edition…

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Work to the glory of God, Mohler says in Commonweal Project lecture

RuthAnne Irvin — September 9, 2014

Economics and work exist to glorify God, according to R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a lecture for the school’s Commonweal Project, Sept. 3. “All of the Scriptures speak to the worldview and the understanding of life and the understanding of humanity and the…

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Southern Seminary honors centennial of McCall’s birth in wreath-laying ceremony

Robert Chapman — September 9, 2014

Monuments marking the final resting place of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s first two presidents, James P. Boyce and John A. Broadus, overshadowed President R. Albert Mohler Jr. as he addressed the crowd. “This is sacred ground if the seminary has ever known sacred ground,” Mohler said. “The story of…

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Youssef implores Southern Seminary students to proclaim Christ to Muslims in first Jenkins Lecture

RuthAnne Irvin — September 4, 2014

Christians must never compromise the exclusivity of Christ when engaging Islam, said Michael A. Youssef in The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s inaugural Jenkins Lecture, Sept. 2. “The challenge for us Bible-believing, orthodox Christians is to be able to articulate the Christian faith lovingly, thoughtfully, most certainly truthfully and fearlessly,” said…

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Southern Seminary panel discusses the ‘darkness of Islam’ and its ‘challenge to the church’

Hayley Schoeppler — September 4, 2014

Students will not be prepared for ministry challenges if they do not leave seminary with “a workable, apologetic, missiological, theological understanding of Islam,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a panel discussion hosted by the school’s Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of…

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Hellams named VP, president’s chief of staff at Southern Seminary

James A. Smith Sr. — August 26, 2014

Tom Hellams has been named vice president for denominational relations and chief of staff, Office of the President, at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced Aug. 19. “I’m very pleased that Tom Hellams is re-joining the Southern Seminary executive team,” Mohler said. “He is a…

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Stinson cautions Southern Seminary students on the gravity of words

Hayley Schoeppler — August 22, 2014

Teachers of the gospel must restrain their tongues, said Randy L. Stinson, provost of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to students and faculty in Alumni Chapel, Aug. 21. Speaking on the importance of words in life and ministry, Stinson said, “We’re all sinners; we’re all going to stumble with our…

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Mohler emphasizes centrality of theological education in convocation address

RuthAnne Irvin — August 21, 2014

Biblical teaching and theological education that promotes it are essential to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in an Aug. 19 convocation address. Seminary students are called to steward the gift of education in a way that…

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