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Southern Seminary professors trace the importance of biblical theology at Alumni Academy

Andrew J.W. Smith — January 15, 2015

Biblical theology is the means of church unity and the foundation for careful theological interpretation, according to professors of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at the Alumni Academy, Jan. 8-9, 2015. Using the text of Ephesians 4:11-14, James M. Hamilton Jr., professor of biblical theology at Southern Seminary, argued that…

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Responding to Newsweek, Mohler tells ‘FOX & Friends’ the Bible ‘still matters’

RuthAnne Irvin — December 30, 2014

A Newsweek cover story calling into question the veracity and relevance of the Bible nevertheless “shows the Bible still matters,” R. Albert Mohler Jr. said today on “FOX & Friends” on the Fox News Channel. Mohler also responded to the Newsweek article, “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin” by…

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Mohler set to appear Tuesday on ‘FOX & Friends’ to discuss Newsweek cover story

James A. Smith Sr. — December 29, 2014

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is scheduled to appear on “FOX & Friends” on the Fox News Channel, Dec. 30 live at 6:50 a.m. (EST). Mohler will discuss his Dec. 29 essay, “Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin,” in which…

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Speaking truth ‘at a cost’: Southern Seminary Ph.D. graduate writes on same-sex marriage

RuthAnne Irvin — December 18, 2014

The redefinition of marriage happening in America today is the ideal time for the church to shine, not despair, says professor and author Sean McDowell. McDowell, co-author of Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage, graduated Dec. 12 from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a doctor…

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Mohler offers ‘Christmas mandate’ to fall 2014 graduates at Southern Seminary

S. Craig Sanders — December 12, 2014

The mission of seminary graduates is to announce the birth of Christ and the clear truth of salvation, president R. Albert Mohler Jr. told the fall 2014 graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Southern Seminary conferred degrees upon 207 master’s and doctoral students during the 214th commencement exercises in…

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Russell Moore: Extending John Leland’s religious liberty legacy for Southern Baptists — and everyone else

James A. Smith Sr. — December 11, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following profile first appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of Southern Seminary Magazine, “Religious Liberty Imperiled.” Included in the issue are essays by R. Albert Mohler Jr., “Erotic liberty v. religious liberty: How the sexual revolution is eclipsing the First Freedom”; Gregory A. Wills, “The colonial ‘spirit…

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Boyce College dean publishes ‘worldview adventure’ for children, ‘The Owlings’

RuthAnne Irvin — December 10, 2014

A worldview is a person’s beliefs infiltrating every area and decision of life. But how does one teach a biblical worldview to children in a way they understand? Dan DeWitt, dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate school at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently published a children’s novella, The Owlings,…

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Southern Seminary graduate compiles Bible reading plan paired with Hamilton text

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 9, 2014

As the new year approaches, many Christians are thinking about their next attempt at reading through the Bible. The Bible reading plans to choose from are numerous, but some people find certain plans difficult to continue once they reach the dense texts of Leviticus and Numbers. Chris Dendy, a December…

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Burk: Experience of same-sex attraction ‘occasion for repentance’

S. Craig Sanders — December 5, 2014

Christians experiencing same-sex attraction should repent of those desires, but God can transform a person’s sexual identity, said panelists at the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting, Nov. 19. “This is what I would say to guys in my church, is ‘If you are in the moment feeling an attraction for…

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Southern Seminary’s ‘growing influence’ in ETS seen at recent meeting

James A. Smith Sr. — December 4, 2014

New Testament scholar Thomas R. Schreiner’s presidency of the Evangelical Theological Society is the latest example of the “growing influence” of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the scholarly organization, seminary leaders say. During the 2014 ETS annual meeting held Nov. 19-21 in San Diego, California, Schreiner completed a one-year…

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