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Southern Seminary student, father of 4, killed in crash

SBTS Communications — July 28, 2015

A car crash in southern Indiana July 23 claimed the life of a husband and father of four who was also a Master of Divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Wade Alan Stephenson, 42, was struck near Posey Chapel Road and Kansas Church Road in Fredericksburg, Indiana, when another…

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Oxford graduate to join Boyce College faculty as theology and church history professor

Andrew J.W. Smith — July 20, 2015

Boyce College recently appointed two-time University of Oxford graduate Jonathan Arnold as assistant professor of Christian theology and church history. Arnold earned two graduate degrees from Oxford, which is in the United Kingdom, including his Doctorate of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in Ecclesiastical History. “Jonathan Arnold is a fine scholar and a…

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Ibrahim to lead Southern Seminary’s Jenkins Center

S. Craig Sanders — July 7, 2015

An evangelical scholar of Islam with more than two decades of experience ministering in the Muslim world will lead the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ayman S. Ibrahim began his role July 1 as senior fellow for the Jenkins Center and…

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Mohler responds to Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision

SBTS Communications — June 26, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a statement from R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States concerning same-sex marriage: Everything has changed and nothing has changed. The Supreme Court’s decision today is a central assault upon…

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Douglas Blount to join SBTS faculty July 1 as philosophy professor

Andrew J.W. Smith — June 25, 2015

Douglas K. Blount will join the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics July 1. The Board of Trustees unanimously elected Blount at their April 20-21 meeting. President R. Albert Mohler Jr. told trustees Blount is a “spectacular” addition to the faculty. Before…

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Southern Seminary students ‘take ownership’ of mission field at Crossover Columbus

S. Craig Sanders — June 19, 2015

Students from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary took “ownership” of the city of Columbus, Ohio, as their personal mission field during a week-long evangelism class that culminated with the annual Crossover event, June 8-13. Thirty-two students from Southern Seminary and Boyce College initiated nearly 400 gospel conversations that resulted in…

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Southern Seminary staff help students after water main break

Annie Corser — June 19, 2015

Student residents of apartments at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary woke up June 18 to a flooded street and parking lot when a water main break severely damaged several cars and housing units. According to Louisville Water Company officials, the 60-inch water main at Crescent Hill Treatment Plant broke just…

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Mohler responds to Pope Francis’ ‘Laudato Si’

R. Albert Mohler Jr. — June 18, 2015

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, released today the following statement in response to Pope Francis’encyclical, Laudato Si:

Mohler urges doctrinal fidelity at Southern Seminary’s annual luncheon

S. Craig Sanders — June 17, 2015

Students and alumni of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary can have confidence in the gospel in face of mounting cultural changes because of Christ’s death and resurrection, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. said during the June 17 alumni and friends luncheon. “We have been stripped of the illusion that we’re…

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Chitwood awarded alumnus of the year at annual SBTS luncheon

S. Craig Sanders — June 17, 2015

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, presented Kentucky Baptist leader Paul Chitwood with the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award at the seminary’s June 17 alumni luncheon during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Columbus, Ohio. “In his public life and…

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