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‘Crush compulsion toward self-exaltation,’ says KBC leader Woods at Southern Seminary

Mackenzie Miller — March 31, 2015

Kentucky Baptist leader Curtis Woods urged Christians to learn “the hard work of heart work” in a message on Psalm 131 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 26. “Psalm 131 is tailored to teach us how to crush our compulsion toward self-exaltation,” said Woods, associate executive director for convention…

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William R. Cromer Jr., longtime Southern Seminary professor, dies at 91

Andrew J.W. Smith — March 31, 2015

William R. Cromer Jr., a retired faculty member with the longest-serving tenure as a Christian education professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, died on March 25 in his Louisville home at the age of 91. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1923, Cromer was committed to Christian education and the…

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Boyce graduate changing lives one sermon and one sandwich at a time

Robert Chapman — March 27, 2015

The restaurant walls are covered with Scripture verses, a Bible and calendar with daily devotions sit on each table. The sign outside the building says Barry’s Cheese Steaks — a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky — but the employees and managers leaving their stations to pray with customers indicate that you’ll…

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Wisdom and integrity: Miguel Núñez’s reformation vision for Latin America

S. Craig Sanders — March 26, 2015

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Diagnose the problem. Recommend the treatment. An infectious disease specialist with 35 years of medical experience, Dr. Miguel Núñez now administers the wisdom of God’s Word and the integrity of a godly life to treat the spiritual ills of Latin America. Whether he is preaching…

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Southern Seminary to serve Louisville in third annual 1937 Project

Mackenzie Miller — March 25, 2015

The entire seminary community will honor the role The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary played in the city’s recovery during the Great Flood by serving Louisville, Kentucky, in the third annual 1937 Project, April 18. “We are a part of this community not by accident, but by God’s providence, and that…

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Minority status ‘good news’ for evangelicals, says ERLC’s Moore

Andrew J.W. Smith — March 24, 2015

Christians should celebrate their new relationship with American culture, knowing that the gospel will no longer conform them to culture but distinguish them from it, said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, during the Gheens Lectures at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 18-19. “Increasingly, the…

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‘Crucify’ American civil religion, Moore says at Southern Seminary chapel

Charissa Crotts — March 24, 2015

“We can be Americans best if we are not Americans first,” said Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, in a March 19 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore preached from 2 Chronicles 7, including verse 14, which Moore called the…

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Renown Conference encourages students to love their neighbors

RuthAnne Irvin — March 19, 2015

Christians grow in love for their neighbors as they grow in grace and obedience toward God, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said to nearly 600 junior and high school students at Boyce College’s Renown  Youth Conference, March 13-14. Christianity is this: “We are to love the Lord our God with all…

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Unity drives genuine gospel citizenship, says Ben Stuart at Southern Seminary chapel

Andrew J.W. Smith — March 17, 2015

Living out the Christian life is only possible through church unity, said Ben Stuart, executive director of Breakaway Ministries in College Station, Texas, during a March 12 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Spirituality is always worked out in the context of community,” he said. “Christ’s likeness cannot…

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Suffering part of God’s plan, Whitten says at Southern Seminary

Paul Baity — March 13, 2015

Christian suffering is part of God’s power, plan, and purpose for the universe, Florida pastor Ken Whitten said in a March 10 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The sovereignty of God and the sympathy of God do not conflict,” said Whitten, who has served as pastor of…

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