Trustees of SBTS elect first-ever African-American board officer, affirm strategic plan at spring board meeting

Members of the Board of Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary elected the first African-American board officer in the 159-year history of the school. By a unanimous vote during the April 16 board meeting, Alan “Keith” Daniels, a businessman from Texas and a member of MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church (SBC) in Irving, became board secretary.

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The church must remain holy, urge evangelical leaders at T4G

Anyone who has grown up in the church has heard the command to be holy. It is one of the distinctive marks of Christianity, even in the derogatory intent behind the common secular claim that Christians act “holier than thou.” This is not by accident — the Bible’s call for holiness spans both the Old and New Testaments, from Leviticus to 1 Peter. Moses, Isaiah, Jesus, and Paul all talked about it. Numerous books have been written on the topic by evangelical giants such as the late R.C. Sproul.

Yet the church has a problem. The world still seems so alluring, and the church consistently struggles to balance Jesus’ desire in John 17 that his people be “in the world” but not “of the world.” Western culture only grows more resistant to Christianity.

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The SBC is a ‘force multiplier’ for local churches, argue Dever and Mohler at T4G

The Southern Baptist Convention is a “force multiplier” for local churches, argued Mark Dever yesterday during a public conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Mohler at T4G: The church must hold itself to a holy standard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Christians must guard themselves against the corrosive effects of sexual sin — both for the health of their souls and the reputation of the church, said R. Albert Mohler Jr. at his Thursday address at Together for the Gospel in Louisville, Kentucky, April 12.

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SBTS Press releases ‘Essential Reading on Leadership’

The secular world is preoccupied with leadership in the abstract, writes R. Albert Mohler Jr. in a new book from SBTS Press. The church’s approach to leadership is different, though — it comes from a passionate love for the church and a strong desire to teach God’s people. Essential Reading on Leadership, released today, challenges pastors and ministers to cultivate this kind of leadership.

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Boyce College announces summer academy program

Often the first major decision teenagers face in their lives is where to attend college. A new summer program from Boyce College will make that decision easier.

The Boyce Academy, starting in the summer of 2018, promises to give rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors the chance to experience a Christian college campus while earning course credit, announced R. Albert Mohler Jr. today.

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Moore: Weakness and irrelevance could save your life

Russell Moore thinks loneliness can save your life. Weakness and irrelevance, too. He explained this to a filled Alumni Memorial Chapel at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during a March 20 chapel service.

Moore, who is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, preached a chapel sermon from 1 Kings 19:1-19. In this passage, the prophet Elijah finds himself a fugitive from the people whose God he just defended. Moore suggested that Christians should view Elijah’s isolation — his loneliness, weakness and irrelevance — immediately following his confrontation with the prophets of Baal as paradigmatic for life of following Jesus Christ.

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Akin in chapel: ‘Trust the Bible’

Christians should love the Word of God because it is what God uses to bring his people to belief in Jesus, said Daniel L. Akin, president of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary during a March 13 chapel address at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Gilbert encourages Christians to take their work seriously at Commonweal Project luncheon

Christians should take their work seriously as one of three God-given spheres of responsibility, said Greg Gilbert during The Commonweal Project’s Spring Lecture Luncheon on Wednesday, March 7, at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gilbert, who is pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, presented the first of two lectures based on his new book, The Gospel at Work, at the event. The second luncheon of the series will be held April 25.

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Protecting the vulnerable: MinistrySafe and SBTS discuss sexual abuse during Counsel the Word

Experts in abuse prevention address how churches can prepare and respond to situations in their congregations.

Christ took the exploitation of the vulnerable seriously, so the church is called to do the same, said Christian leaders during Counsel the Word at Southern Seminary, March 2-3.

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