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Parables are ‘salvation stories,’ says MacArthur in Southern Seminary’s Mullins Lectures

S. Craig Sanders — October 29, 2014

Gospel parables are rich expository preaching material, but they cannot replace expository preaching, said pastor and author John MacArthur in the E.Y. Mullins Lectures on Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 28. “Parables are Jesus’ theology of salvation in stories,” said the 75-year-old MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community…

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Racial reconciliation at ‘pivot place’ for evangelicals, says Perkins in Julius B. Gay Lecture

S. Craig Sanders — October 28, 2014

A new generation of evangelical Christians is on the verge of racial reconciliation and economic justice in its churches, said John M. Perkins in the Julius Brown Gay Lecture on Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 27. “We’re at a pivot place in history,” said Perkins, 84….

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Scholars celebrate Whitefield’s evangelistic legacy in annual Fuller Center conference

S. Craig Sanders — October 27, 2014

Thousands of people flocked to the Bruton Parish Church in colonial Virginia on Sunday, Dec. 16, 1739, to hear a famous young preacher they called the “heavenly comet.” Church members were joined by curious onlookers and some eager visitors who traveled a then-remarkable 14 miles to hear the powerful voice…

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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, 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…

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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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