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Southern Seminary student leads relief work in native Nepal

Andrew J.W. Smith — May 21, 2015

When N.D. Lama first heard about the earthquake that struck his home country of Nepal in April, he immediately started thinking of ways he could help. Lama, an M.A. student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and pastor of Asha Church in Louisville, teamed up with some of his friends…

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Mohler receives Meese religious liberty award

James A. Smith Sr. — May 18, 2015

For his “significant efforts in publicly promoting and defending religious liberty,” R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, received the 2015 Edwin Meese III Originalism and Religious Liberty Award from the Alliance Defending Freedom, May 15. “This award is presented to those who clearly demonstrate through…

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Ministers called to serve ‘children of light,’ Mohler says at Southern Seminary commencement

S. Craig Sanders — May 14, 2015

God calls ministers of the gospel to affirm the church and serve its members faithfully, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his May 14 commencement address to 2015 graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 297 master’s and doctorate students received their…

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Mohler’s son among 107 Boyce College graduates

S. Craig Sanders — May 12, 2015

For the first time in the 156-year history of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a child of a seminary president graduated from the school during the May 8 commencement for Boyce College. Christopher Mohler, the son of Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr., was one of 90 Boyce College…

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Tripp encourages parents to disciple children at Counsel the Word

Andrew J.W. Smith — May 11, 2015

Biblical parenting is driven by submission to the grace of God in children’s lives, said noted author and speaker Tedd Tripp at the Counsel the Word Conference on “Confident Parenting” at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, May 2. Tripp, pastor emeritus of Grace Fellowship Church in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and author…

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Boyce College student Josh Lewis released from hospital

S. Craig Sanders — May 7, 2015

A Boyce College student who was stabbed and carjacked outside of an emergency room while making a pizza delivery was released from the hospital Thursday, after being held for observation one additional night. Josh Lewis, 19, has been employed at Spinelli’s Pizzeria since last August and is a sophomore at…

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Boyce College student says he forgives attacker who stabbed him during pizza delivery

S. Craig Sanders — May 6, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that Josh Lewis remains hospitalized. After initially discharging Lewis, his doctors decided to rescind the order and keep him for one additional night of observation, Terri Lewis told Southern Seminary News at 5:15 p.m. A Boyce College student who was…

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Southern Seminary student ministers behind the scenes at Churchill Downs

Andrew J.W. Smith — April 29, 2015

As a chaplain, Chris Wong is used to talking to people he’s never met. As a chaplain at Churchill Downs, sometimes that gets you on TV. After last year’s Kentucky Derby, Wong struck up a conversation with a woman on the grounds. That woman turned out to be the wife…

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Record participation ignites Southern Seminary’s third annual 1937 Project

RuthAnne Irvin — April 28, 2015

More than 300 students, faculty, and staff from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary went beyond the classroom to serve the city of Louisville in the third annual 1937 Project, April 18. The service project, which is part of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give A Day week of service, commemorates the…

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Statement by R. Albert Mohler Jr. on Northland matter

R. Albert Mohler Jr. — April 24, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Board of Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary voted unanimously on April 21 to revoke its prior acceptance and decline the gift of the Northland International University campus in Dunbar, Wisconsin, as well as to decline to establish an extension campus of Boyce College, the seminary’s…

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