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Sufficiency of Scripture essential to counseling, speakers say at Southern Seminary’s Counsel the Word Conference

RuthAnne Irvin — September 25, 2014
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Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. gave the first general session message at the Counsel the Word Conference, Sept. 18.

Affirming the sufficiency of Scripture in biblical counseling is a “radical idea,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the school’s first Counsel the Word Conference, Sept. 18-19.

The conference, co-sponsored by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), featured popular practitioners Paul David Tripp, David Powlison, Heath Lambert, and others during the two-day event.

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The sayings of ‘Doctor Bob’

S. Craig Sanders — September 24, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: Eighty years after his death, Southern Seminary’s A.T. Robertson is remembered for the monumental achievement of his life and work. Robertson published extensively in New Testament studies, and below are some of his most notable sayings in his writings and classroom lectures. “The Greek New Testament is the…

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A.T. Robertson remembered for pastoral scholarship, 80 years after death

S. Craig Sanders — September 18, 2014

On the afternoon of Sept. 24, 1934, Archibald Thomas Robertson pondered over a difficult text in his Greek New Testament. Leaving a mark on Matthew 6:11, Robertson walked out of his office in Norton Hall at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to teach his Greek class. He would never return….

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

S. Craig Sanders — September 17, 2014

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…

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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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