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Civil rights leader John M. Perkins to deliver Oct. 27 lecture at Southern Seminary

S. Craig Sanders — October 24, 2014
John M. Perkins

John M. Perkins

John M. Perkins, an evangelical civil rights leader on issues of racial reconciliation and community development, will deliver the Julius Brown Gay Lecture on Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 27.

“For reconciliation to take place, we must create an environment that is worshipful and where God’s Word can clearly be heard,” said Perkins, 84, in a recent interview with Southern Seminary. “The gospel is only the gospel when the totality of the redemption is heard, when we proclaim the depths of God’s love and the longing of his people for change.”

Perkins will lecture on “Why We Can’t Wait: The Urgency of the Now” at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27. The lecture will be held in Legacy 303 at the seminary’s Legacy Hotel & Conference Center. The first 50 students in attendance will receive a free copy of Perkins’ book, Let Justice Roll Down. Read More >

Early life, tragedy of Southern Seminary alumnus portrayed in movie, ‘23 Blast’

RuthAnne Irvin — October 23, 2014

When Travis Freeman lost his eyesight in high school, he never expected his story to be told on the big screen. He just wanted to play football. But 23 Blast, a film based on his journey in early high school when he lost his sight after contracting an illness, releases…

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‘Timeless’ ministry of Spurgeon examined in Alumni Academy

Jeff Robinson — October 22, 2014

His sermons are still circulated around the world through books, pamphlets, and the Internet. He is quoted by thousands of pastors across the land each Sunday. His books are read and re-read. Church historians often say Charles Haddon Spurgeon was the prince of preachers, but it may accurate to say…

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‘Daily Dose of Greek’ provides a refresher for pastors, former students

Andrew J.W. Smith — October 21, 2014

As a New Testament professor, Robert L. Plummer is concerned that his former students are apostatizing. But he says graduates from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are not turning from their faith, but turning from their Greek. Plummer, professor of New Testament interpretation and the chair of the New Testament…

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Floyd urges students to ‘complete the Great Commission’

RuthAnne Irvin — October 20, 2014

Christians in this generation need to complete the Great Commission, Ronnie Floyd said in a chapel service at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 16. “Let us go to places where the gospel has never been,” he said. “We must complete the Great Commission in our generation, and we need…

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Mohler: American evangelicals should expect persecution

Robert Chapman — October 16, 2014

“Opposition from the world is an opportunity to witness,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, during a special Heritage Week chapel service, Oct. 15. “The opportunity of greatest Christian witness is not when we think the world loves us, but when the world quite…

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Southern Seminary trustees celebrate 20th anniversary of Billy Graham School

James A. Smith Sr. and RuthAnne Irvin — October 15, 2014

Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry during the fall trustee meeting, Oct. 13-14. During an Oct. 14 special chapel service marking the occasion, Thom Rainer, the founding dean of the Billy Graham School, preached a…

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Southern Seminary trustees accept gift of Wisconsin university campus

James A. Smith Sr. — October 15, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: For a two-minute video tour of Northland’s 660-acre campus gifted to Southern Seminary, click here. Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously accepted the gift of a Christian university campus in Wisconsin as a new extension campus of the seminary and Boyce College during its fall meeting,…

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Church mourns Southern Seminary student and family

Whitney Jones and Stephen Douglas — October 8, 2014

PADUCAH, Ky. (BP) — The funeral of a youth pastor, his wife, and two teenage sons was “the hardest thing I have ever done as the pastor of this church,” Justin Mason of Rosebower Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky, said Oct. 8 Michael Cruce, the church’s youth pastor and student…

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Mission strategists discuss church planting, revitalization at Southern Seminary

RuthAnne Irvin and Hayley Schoeppler — October 8, 2014

Without the Holy Spirit’s help, aspiring church planters are “doomed to fail,” according to mission strategists in a panel discussion on church planting and revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 2. “I think the most important thing you can do is figure out who you and and who…

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