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Stinson challenges Christians to hope in God during Southern chapel

Annie Corser — February 8, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Fallenness reminds Christians of their great dependence upon God, Randy Stinson said in a Feb. 4 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “I think God takes our repetitive longings and just reminds us of our need for him,” said Stinson, Southern Seminary senior vice…

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At Southern Seminary convocation, Mohler calls for ‘insurgency’ of countercultural Christians

S. Craig Sanders — February 2, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Countercultural Christianity is the necessary result of friendship with Jesus and the destiny for gospel ministers, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in his Feb. 2 convocation address. “We have to go out as an insurgency,” Mohler said. “And we…

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Once mute, multilingual Boyce student says his autism is a gift from God

Robert Chapman — January 26, 2016

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Six months after his parents moved from California to Uruguay with the International Mission Board in 1990, Steven Kunkel stopped speaking. His parents first thought their one-year-old son had culture shock, but knew something else was wrong when Kunkel did not speak for nearly three…

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Pastoral counseling demonstrated at Southern Seminary’s Alumni Academy

Andrew J.W. Smith — January 19, 2016

Two leading biblical counselors role-played a typical counseling session, teaching a full room of pastors by example during the Jan 7-8 Winter Alumni Academy at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeremy Pierre, associate professor of biblical counseling and dean of students at Southern Seminary, and Deepak Reju, pastor of biblical…

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Southern Baptist missiologists respond to ‘dangerous’ views of ‘Insider Movements’ book

S. Craig Sanders — January 5, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Calling its views “theologically dangerous,” eight Southern Baptist missiologists published a lengthy rejoinder Jan. 5 to a recent book advocating the controversial “Insider Movements.” The book’s authors claim converts to Christianity can continue identifying with their previous religious community while following Jesus. Ayman S. Ibrahim, Bill…

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Boyce College to host Code Louisville web development training

S. Craig Sanders — December 17, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is working with nationally renowned Code Louisville to launch a Technology as Missions initiative, providing web development skills through intensive training. It is one of the first organizational expansions for Code Louisville since President Barack…

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Mercy entrepreneur Bryce Butler energizes local ministry efforts with business as mission

Annie Corser — December 16, 2015

While serving as a U.S. Army officer in South Korea, Bryce Butler witnessed a depth of darkness and isolation, from human trafficking to poverty, awakening a concern for the broken and hard to reach. A decade later, Butler has combined a heart for missions and mind for business into an…

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Southern Seminary helps Scarlet’s Bakery provide hope

Annie Corser — December 16, 2015

Scarlet Hope, a local ministry that reaches women in the entertainment industry, will open a bakery in Shelby Park Dec. 16 with the help of Louisville organizations including The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Scarlet’s Bakery is a social enterprise of the ministry and will have its grand opening Jan. 16,…

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‘Star Wars’ book written by SBTS professor Timothy Paul Jones to be re-released this week

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 15, 2015

With the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in theaters Friday, Waterbrook Multnomah is set this week to re-release Timothy Paul Jones’ book Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away. As the new movie is the seventh in the Star Wars saga, Jones’ book explores a…

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Southern Baptist leaders to promote worldview development at March conference

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 15, 2015

Noted Southern Baptist leaders will headline the “Driven By Truth: Worldview Conference” at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 18-19, 2016. “Christian faithfulness in this generation means that apologetics is a frontline responsibility for every Christian,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. “We are looking forward to…

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