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Hellams named VP, president’s chief of staff at Southern Seminary

James A. Smith Sr. — August 26, 2014

Tom Hellams has been named vice president for denominational relations and chief of staff, Office of the President, at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced Aug. 19. “I’m very pleased that Tom Hellams is re-joining the Southern Seminary executive team,” Mohler said. “He is a…

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Stinson cautions Southern Seminary students on the gravity of words

Hayley Schoeppler — August 22, 2014

Teachers of the gospel must restrain their tongues, said Randy L. Stinson, provost of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to students and faculty in Alumni Chapel, Aug. 21. Speaking on the importance of words in life and ministry, Stinson said, “We’re all sinners; we’re all going to stumble with our…

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Mohler emphasizes centrality of theological education in convocation address

RuthAnne Irvin — August 21, 2014

Biblical teaching and theological education that promotes it are essential to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in an Aug. 19 convocation address. Seminary students are called to steward the gift of education in a way that…

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McConnell discusses religious liberty at forum with Mohler, evangelical leaders

S. Craig Sanders — August 15, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (SBTS) — Evangelical Christians in Kentucky have “a clear choice in the U.S. Senate race” to preserve religious values, said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in an issues forum with Kentucky evangelical leaders, Aug. 14. “Elections have consequences,” said McConnell, describing the challenges facing voters after President…

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Boyce College appoints four new faculty in key academic roles

SBTS Communications — August 14, 2014

Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has appointed four new faculty members to play key roles in leading academic programs, including the popular worldview degree and the new business management program. Bryan Baise, 30, will oversee and direct the worldview and apologetics degrees at Boyce…

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Southern Seminary faculty announced as members of new ERLC Research Institute

ERLC staff — August 11, 2014

 NASHVILLE (ERLC/SBTS) — The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention announced Monday the launch of a new Research Institute under the direction of its president, Russell D. Moore, and the appointment of an array of new scholars and professionals as research fellows, including 16 faculty and…

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Southern Seminary professors urge churches to participate in missionary activity

Daniel Ryan — August 7, 2014

Local churches must take ownership of the grand mission of God to the nations, said three professors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during a learning intensive on global missions for alumni, prospective students, and leaders, July 31–Aug. 1, 2014. The Alumni Academy event on global missions featured M. David…

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McConnell, Grimes invited to ‘Issues Forums’ with Kentucky evangelical leaders

James A. Smith Sr. — August 4, 2014

Three Kentucky evangelical leaders will host three “Issues Forums” with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes to explore matters of concern to evangelical Christians. McConnell has accepted the invitation. Grimes is reviewing the invitation. The forums will be hosted by R. Albert Mohler Jr.,…

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Kody Gibson named Southern Seminary’s admissions director

S. Craig Sanders — July 30, 2014

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has named Kody Gibson its new director of admissions as the institution heads into an academic year marked by historic enrollment numbers. Gibson, 29, graduated from Southern Seminary with his M.Div. in 2012, and most recently served as the seminary’s associate director of admissions. He…

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Hindu funeral pyre stokes Southern Seminary student’s passion for missions

S. Craig Sanders and Andrew J.W. Smith — July 29, 2014

Smoke rolled to the heavens as the bodies of devout Hindus burned upon pyres in a religious ceremony at one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. Family members circled their loved ones and stoked the flames before shoving the ashes off the riverbank into the Bagmati. Across the…

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