SBTS panel: Southern Baptists must not ignore racial reconciliation

Robert Chapman — February 22, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Southern Baptists must consider racial reconciliation as important as abortion and same-sex marriage, said leaders and pastors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during a Feb. 17 forum. “Southern Baptists got [race issues] so wrong for so long that we have to deal honestly with it,…

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The world needs Christians of integrity, says D.A. Horton during Southern chapel

Annie Corser — February 19, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Integrity leads Christians to preserving the beauty of the gospel, said D.A. Horton during a Feb. 16 chapel service at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The reputation of Christ and the beauty of the gospel is far more glorious and worth fighting for than those momentary…

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Work tied to marriage and family, says Hamilton at Commonweal lecture

Andrew J.W. Smith — February 18, 2016

Marriage is foundational to God’s creation mandate, said James M. Hamilton Jr. at a Feb. 17 lecture sponsored by the Commonweal Project at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The work God gave the man to do is not to be disconnected from marriage and family,”  said Hamilton, professor of biblical…

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Boyce College professors challenge evangelical response to homosexuality in new book

Annie Corser — February 17, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The gospel demands change, write Boyce College professors Denny Burk and Heath Lambert in a new book, Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says About Sexual Orientation and Change. Burk, professor of biblical studies at Boyce College, and Lambert, executive director of the Association of Certified Biblical…

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SBTS prof compiles 50 historical reflections on marriage in new book

Annie Corser — February 12, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — As husbands and wives consider biblical marriage with Valentine’s Day approaching, a new book by professors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary offers historical reflections on marriage from major figures in church history. In Held in Honor: Wisdom for Your Marriage from Voices of the Past,…

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Reconciliation reflects the gospel, says KBC leader Chitwood

Annie Corser — February 12, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Extending forgiveness reflects the heart of the gospel, said Kentucky Baptist leader Paul Chitwood during a Feb. 11 chapel service at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “There is no way that the gospel is put on more beautiful and powerful display than when a believer is…

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Boyce College to host, live-stream NCCAA regional basketball tournaments

Robert Chapman — February 11, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will host and live-stream the NCCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Mideast Regional basketball tournaments, Feb. 25-27. It marks the first time Boyce has hosted a postseason tournament. The three-day event will feature teams from…

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Church revitalization difficult but necessary, Henard says at Southern Seminary chapel

Dylan Bailey — February 10, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) —Expository preaching, personal evangelism, pastoral care, and congregational prayer are essential for church revitalization, said West Virginia Baptist leader William D. Henard III in a Feb. 9 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “God is calling some of you to be church revitalizers. And you…

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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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