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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Evangelical support of Trump destroys ‘moral credibility,’ Mohler says on ‘CNN Tonight’

S. Craig Sanders — October 12, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The 2016 presidential election presents “an excruciating moment” for evangelicals because the two major candidates fail “the baseline test of character,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, during an Oct. 11 appearance on “CNN Tonight” with host Don Lemon. “When…

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Southern Seminary trustees elect Haykin, respond to SBC referral

S. Craig Sanders — October 11, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved all recommendations in the board’s Oct. 10 meeting, including the election of esteemed church historian Michael A.G. Haykin to the faculty and a response to a referral from the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. “The election of…

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‘Take risks’ to spread the gospel, says IMB President David Platt in SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — September 30, 2016

The reality of death for all people should compel more Christians to take risks in spreading the good news of Christ’s resurrection among unreached people groups, said David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, during a Sept. 29 chapel message at The Southern Baptist…

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‘Search out the cause of the oppressed,’ say panelists at What’s the Word forum on racial justice

Andrew J.W. Smith — September 29, 2016

The evangelical church needs to stand against the continuing problem of racism in the United States with a message of reconciliation, said panelists at the What’s the Word forum, sponsored by the ONE student organization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 26. The forum, titled “Seeking Justice: A Response…

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Southern Seminary’s Andrew Fuller Conference spotlights Baxter, Owen, and Kiffen

S. Craig Sanders — September 29, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Four centuries after their births, Puritan theologians Richard Baxter, John Owen, and William Kiffen provide insight on how experiences shape a diversity of convictions on matters of faith and practice, said church historians during the 10th annual Andrew Fuller Conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,…

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‘No election can undermine the kingdom of Christ,’ Boyce College dean says in SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — September 28, 2016

Christians should not seek hope or protection in kingdoms of this world, said Boyce College Dean Matthew J. Hall in a Sept. 27 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. While many evangelicals feel weighed down by their responsibility to vote in the upcoming presidential election, Hall said Christians…

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500 year-old Torah scroll donated to Southern Seminary during chapel

Andrew J.W. Smith — September 2, 2016

A complete scroll of the Torah dating to the 16th or 17th century was given to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in a presentation at Alumni Memorial Chapel, Sept. 1. President R. Albert Mohler Jr. accepted the scroll from Ken and Barbara Larson, thanking them for their contribution to the…

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