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God calls ministers to embrace their calling, says Mohler at SBTS winter commencement

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 5, 2016

Christian ministers should not settle for the comfortable and agreeable career of secular professionals, but courageously embrace their prophetic role, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his Dec. 2 winter commencement address to 141 master’s and doctoral graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The Christian ministry is a…

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ETS 2016: Ware defines Trinity view; Mohler urges conviction and compassion on transgender issues

S. Craig Sanders — November 18, 2016

SAN ANTONIO (SBTS) — The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary led all participating institutions with more than 40 paper presentations from faculty and students at the 68th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Nov. 15-17. Of those, 15 presentations dealt with topics related to the conference’s theme on the Trinity…

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Doxology and Theology exhorts Reformed worship

Myriah Snyder — November 14, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Like Paul in Romans 11, the worship leader’s doxology should be a response to the gospel and drenched in humility, said worship pastor Matt Boswell at the third Doxology and Theology conference Nov. 3-5, held at The Southern Baptist Theology Seminary. The theme of the 2016…

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Christ’s kingdom above politics, says BCMD executive director Kevin Smith at SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — November 11, 2016

  American politics cannot destroy the kingdom of God and should not leave Christians living in fear, said Southern Baptist leader Kevin Smith during a Nov. 8 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Whatever’s going on in the American culture around us, the Bible-believing Christian never runs around…

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Preach in view of a stadium of witnesses, says Lawson at Mullins Lectures

SBTS Communications — November 9, 2016

Heroes of the pulpit like Charles Spurgeon and George Whitefield provide models of bold preaching for today’s ministers, said Steven Lawson in the Mullins Lectures on Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 25-26. The nation’s second-oldest lectureship on preaching was held in conjunction with the fifth annual Expositors…

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Boyce College to publish undergraduate research journal

SBTS Communications — November 1, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The Augustine Honors Collegium at Boyce College will publish the inaugural issue of an undergraduate research journal in June 2017 and is seeking submissions from college students, school leaders announced Nov. 1. “The Augustine Honors Collegium represents one of the most exciting and significant developments in…

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SBTS Press releases “Confessing the Faith,” a commentary on Abstract of Principles

S. Craig Sanders — October 31, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Written nearly 25 years after R. Albert Mohler Jr. called for the restoration of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s confessional identity, a new book published by SBTS Press honors the enduring importance of the Abstract of Principles. In Confessing the Faith: The Living Legacy of Southern…

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Issues of authority and salvation still divide Protestants and Catholics, authors write

S. Craig Sanders — October 27, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — With the approaching 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the need for clarity on the commonalities and differences between Catholics and Protestants grows ever more urgent, according to the authors of The Unfinished Reformation. Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological…

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Boyce College to offer Philosophy, Politics, and Economics degree

SBTS Communications — October 21, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) —  A new degree program at Boyce College will prepare students to apply a Christian worldview in the areas of politics, international justice, and economic development, according to leaders at the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Politics, and…

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SBC leaders urge faithful political engagement, trust in God’s sovereignty during SBTS Heritage Week

SBTS Communication — October 17, 2016

Jesus is the “ultimate” refugee and immigrant, and as a result the church has a responsibility to love and care for strangers in their land, said Georgia pastor and former SBC president Bryant Wright during an Oct. 11 chapel message during Heritage Week at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The…

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