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SBC’s first black professor among 3 retirees at Southern Seminary

Andrew J.W. Smith — May 25, 2016

The first African-American seminary professor in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention is among three retiring faculty members at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. T. Vaughn Walker, David L. Puckett, and Brian C. Richardson are retiring following the 2015-2016 school year with 64 combined years of service on the…

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Hope for gospel message to ‘speed ahead,’ Mohler says at SBTS commencement

Annie Corser — May 23, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Gospel ministers must proclaim God’s Word with the urgency of eternal consequences, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his May 20 commencement address to the 2016 graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During the institution’s 216th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 284 master’s…

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Record 150 students graduate at Boyce College commencement

Annie Corser — May 17, 2016

A record 150 students graduated from Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, May 13, surpassing the previous mark by more than 40 percent. “We do have confidence that the education invested in them through Boyce College will prepare them whatever the job description may be…

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Burk affirms traditional doctrine of hell in contribution to ‘Four Views’ book

Andrew J.W. Smith — May 5, 2016

Hell is a place of eternal, conscious torment, writes Boyce College professor Denny Burk in his chapter in the newest installment of Zondervan’s Four Views series, Four Views on Hell. While the opposing three views claim to articulate evangelical positions different from the eternal, conscious torment view — terminal punishment (annihilationism), universalism,…

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Southern Seminary’s Counsel the Word addresses depression and Bible’s comfort

Annie Corser — May 4, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The Bible provides comfort and hope for people in the pit of despair, said speakers at the Counsel the Word conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, April 26-27. “When you say, ‘You need something more than the Bible,’ that actually makes a statement about the…

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Boyce College adds women’s volleyball team for 2016 season

Robert Chapman — May 2, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will add a women’s volleyball team to its athletic program and begin competition this fall in the NCCAA Division II Mideast region. Volleyball will be the third sport offered at Boyce and the first for…

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Southern Seminary’s 1937 Project sends record 450 volunteers to serve Louisville

Mackenzie Miller — April 29, 2016

A record 450 volunteers from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College completed service projects across the city of Louisville during the fourth annual 1937 Project, April 23. The event commemorates the school’s relief efforts in the Great Flood of 1937, when the Ohio River rose to more than…

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Mohler, Thomas debate the role of faith in American politics at “God and Politics”

Andrew J.W. Smith — April 27, 2016

Christians should be involved in the political process but remember their ultimate hope lies beyond any office or vote, said evangelical thinkers R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Cal Thomas at the April 25 “God and Politics” event at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mohler, president of Southern Seminary, and Thomas,…

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After finding God in Gitmo, Army vet reunites with military chaplain for T4G

S. Craig Sanders — April 21, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Nearly two years after his military chaplain baptized him in one of the world’s most spiritually dark places, Illinois police officer and Army veteran Scott Carter reunited with Southern Seminary alumnus Raymond Lowdermilk at the April 12-14 Together for the Gospel biennial conference for what he…

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Hope in God fights fear of man, says Trillia Newbell at Equip

Annie Corser — April 20, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The best way to fight fear is gaining a greater understanding and awe of God, said author Trillia Newbell at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Equip seminar for women in ministry, April 2. “We have a savior who relates to our suffering,” said Newbell, director of…

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