Southern Seminary’s Hispanic program adds new professors, reduces online costs

SBTS Communications — April 11, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The addition of two influential Latino pastors to the faculty and significant discounts for online Hispanic students are key elements of a new initiative at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to serve more effectively those called to ministry in the Spanish-speaking world. SPANISH VERSION AVAILABLE…

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Southern Seminary to serve Louisville in fourth annual 1937 Project

SBTS Communications — April 6, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will participate in Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give A Day Week of service with the fourth annual 1937 Project, April 23. The mayor’s office said the outreach, which honors the seminary’s role in helping the city recover from the 1937 Great…

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Great Commission Summit: Engage Muslims with ‘gospel love’

Andrew J.W. Smith and S. Craig Sanders — April 4, 2016

In order to fulfill the Great Commission, the church must learn how to teach and make disciples of the 1.6 million Muslims around the world, doing away with cultural fear and embracing them with gospel love, said Southern Baptist leaders during the Great Commission Summit at The Southern Baptist Theological…

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Offer an ‘apologetic of love,’ speakers say at Southern Seminary’s Driven By Truth conference

Robert Chapman and Dylan Bailey — March 28, 2016

Secularization requires that Christians articulate their worldview in defense of the truth, evangelical leaders said at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s inaugural Driven By Truth conference, March 18-19. “A conference like this is important, because from this generation forward no Christian will have a non-apologetic moment, and we must learn…

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Overcome critics with kindness, Dykes says at Southern Seminary chapel

Andrew J.W. Smith — March 23, 2016

Pastors should choose love rather than discouragement when mean-spirited people criticize their ministries, said Southern Baptist leader David O. Dykes during a March 22 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Brothers and sisters, you’re going to encounter some mean people even in the church today. But God has…

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Strong view of Christ overcomes despair, Dilbeck says at Southern Seminary chapel

Annie Corser — March 22, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — A weak view of Christ is the result of many Christians today not thinking about theological issues, said Oklahoma Baptist leader Hance Dilbeck in a chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 17. “The sad thing about the church today is that we don’t…

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Mendoza urges Boyce College students to ‘labor’ for wisdom  

Abby Davis — March 17, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — In the first-ever Boyce College chapel service preached in Spanish on March 9, pastor Jose Mendoza encouraged students to recognize their need for wisdom and work hard to obtain it. “Wisdom requires a certain attitude,” said Mendoza, director of the Institute of Wisdom and Integrity and associate…

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Cross of Christ condemns pride, Meyer says at SBTS chapel

Andrew J.W. Smith — March 16, 2016

Jesus Christ’s death on the cross signals the ultimate death of human pride, said Minnesota pastor Jason Meyer at his March 15 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Preaching on the relationship between Psalm 22 and its allusions in Mark 15, Meyer showed how the Psalms set the…

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Boyce College senior receives NCCAA Maravich basketball award

Robert Chapman — March 10, 2016

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — A Boyce College senior who never played organized basketball before donning a Bulldogs uniform took home the NCCAA’s top award for Division II athletes, the organization announced March 8. Ben Akers, a senior forward from Danville, Kentucky, is the first Boyce player to win the…

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Southern Seminary’s Renown Youth Conference encourages students to seek wisdom

Bonnie Burke — March 9, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Leaders at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary challenged more than 600 middle and high school students to seek wisdom with a Christian worldview, March 5-6, at the Renown Youth Conference, hosted by Southern’s undergraduate school Boyce College. “If you start somewhere other than, ‘In the beginning…

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