‘Take the gospel far as the curse is found,’ Mohler told graduates at SBTS winter commencement

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 8, 2017

Ministers of the gospel are instruments of God’s plan to renew the world, delivering humanity from its curse, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, at the school’s 220th commencement exercises, December 8.

During the ceremony in the seminary’s historic Alumni Memorial Chapel, 156 master’s and doctoral students received their degrees as members of a 211-person graduating class.

“Graduates, you are wearing the gowns of academic and ministry preparation. You will soon hold diplomas as evidence of your seriousness of preparation and devotion to the ministry,” Mohler said. “You are surrounded by a host of friends and family and faculty. Their own hopes and dreams of ministry go with you and in you. This faculty has taught you with conviction and affection, and now you go to bear the gospel of Christ and to preach the Word.”

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Find hope in the sovereignty of God, said World War II veteran during Night of Valor

Grant Mitchell — November 30, 2017

A 93-year-old retired Marine encouraged students who are preparing to serve as United States military chaplains with his story of deliverance from a shipwreck during World War II, November 13 at Southern Seminary.

At the event, hosted by the Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization, Edgar Harrell told the group about his experience surviving the shipwreck of heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis, which is considered one of the worst disasters in U.S. naval history. Of the 1,196 men aboard the Indianapolis, only 317 were saved. While the odds of his survival seemed insurmountable, “nothing is impossible with the providence of God,” Harrell said.

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The spiritual health of elders affects the spiritual health of the church, says Ziafat at SBTS chapel

RuthAnne Irvin — November 15, 2017

Ministers of the gospel must prepare their own souls for the good of their congregations, Afshin Ziafat said yesterday in Southern Seminary’s chapel service. The goal of an elder is to preach God’s Word, encouraging believers to follow Christ in all things, he said.

“What is truly profitable is to teach the whole counsel of God’s Word,” said Ziafat, lead pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas. “My aim isn’t to get people to follow me, but to follow the Word of God.”

Ziafat, who grew up in a Muslim home in the United States, became a Christian in high school, preached from Acts 20 on the role of elders in the local church, prioritizing the character of an elder as they lead the people of God.

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More than 300 Boyce College students network with local businesses at inaugural Career and Internship Expo

RuthAnne Irvin — November 10, 2017

More than 300 students attended Boyce College’s first-ever Career and Internship Expo, doubling the organizers’ expectations. The Nov. 8 event, an initiative by the college’s new Office of Vocation and Career Development, allowed students to network with local ministries, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Boyce College is the undergraduate school of…

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Southern Seminary gathers pastors and theologians for a conference about the legacy and importance of the Reformation

SBTS Communications — November 6, 2017

“Where this gospel is not preached there is no church,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr. But, “where this gospel is preached there is a church.” Preaching on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his famous 95 Theses to the castle church door, Mohler addressed a full Alumni Chapel…

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Southern Seminary hosts Greek scholar Bill Mounce for a panel discussion about the importance of Bible translation.

Mackenzie Miller — November 2, 2017

On its 500th anniversary, the Reformation serves as a reminder that Bible translation is embedded in the history of Christianity and the heritage of Protestantism. Hosted by the 1892 Club, Bill Mounce, Greek scholar and president and founder of BiblicalTraining.org, along with panel members, Brian J. Vickers, Jonathan T. Pennington,…

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Southern Seminary publishes collection of Reformation-era writing

Grant Mitchell — October 31, 2017

SBTS Press today released Here We Stand: Enduring Truth and the Reformation of the Church, a collection of significant writings from the Protestant Reformation. Edited by Michael A.G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the volume is a celebration of the 500th…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Albert Mohler to Host Conference Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Oct. 31 at Southern Seminary

SBTS Communications — October 30, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is hosting a conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Southern Seminary’s Alumni Memorial Chapel. The conference, titled Here We Stand, will feature numerous evangelical pastors and scholars on the…

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Lean on God’s strength, says H.B. Charles during SBTS Heritage Week chapel

Grant Mitchell — October 12, 2017

God’s strength is real, and he provides it to those who need it, said trustee and pastor H.B. Charles during an October 10 chapel message during Heritage Week at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “God’s strength is real, available, and sufficient. One who follows Jesus truly has ambidextrous faith,” said…

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Southern Seminary trustees vote to adopt ‘The Nashville Statement’ as an official confessional document

Andrew J.W. Smith — October 10, 2017

The Board of Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved a recommendation to adopt “The Nashville Statement” as an official part of the school’s confessional documents yesterday during its fall meeting. The Board also responded to two additional motions, heard financial reports, and celebrated record student enrollment from…

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