Maurice Hinson, longest-serving Southern Seminary professor, dies at 84

S. Craig Sanders — November 12, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — A world-famous pianist and musicologist who was the longest-serving faculty member in the history of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary died Nov. 11 after a battle with cancer. Maurice Hinson, 84, was the senior professor of piano at the seminary and had taught courses for 58…

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SBTS prof Smith elected Kentucky Baptists’ first African-American president

KBC Communications and SBTS Communications — November 11, 2015

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – The Kentucky Baptist Convention elected a professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as its first African-American president at its annual meeting, Nov. 10. The election of Kevin Smith, teaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville and assistant professor of Christian preaching at Southern Seminary, comes…

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Southern Seminary faculty and students to present papers at ETS annual meeting

SBTS Communications — November 11, 2015

More than 60 faculty, students, and alumni of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will present papers or participate in panels at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Nov. 17-19, in Atlanta, Georgia. “I’m thrilled to see once again this year that so many of our students and…

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Southern Seminary to host ‘Night of Valor’ event for military appreciation

S. Craig Sanders — November 9, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — In support of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s second annual “Week of Valor,” The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will host a “Night of Valor” Nov. 11. The free event will provide a forum for biblical principles on Christians in combat and offer spiritual guidance for combat veterans…

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Mohler to discuss Carson, Trump controversies on ‘CNN Tonight’

S. Craig Sanders — November 6, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is scheduled to appear on “CNN Tonight” at 9:20 p.m. ET Friday to discuss controversies surrounding the GOP presidential campaigns of Ben Carson and Donald Trump. Earlier Friday, Politico ran an article on its website…

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Bob Russell delivers leadership lecture at Southern Seminary

Annie Corser and Bonnie M.C. Burke — November 5, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Effective leadership admits weaknesses, delegates responsibilities, and serves others, said former megachurch pastor Bob Russell during the fifth annual Duke K. McCall Leadership Lecture at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Nov. 3. “The church cannot be a pyramid with one guy at the top meeting everyone’s…

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Southern Seminary donor Matt Bevin elected Kentucky governor

S. Craig Sanders — November 4, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Matt Bevin’s landslide victory in Kentucky’s Nov. 3 gubernatorial election is “good news” for the state because of his strong Christian values, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in response to the surprise electoral results. “It’s good news for Kentucky…

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Preaching demands convictional courage, speakers say at Southern Seminary’s Expositors Summit

S. Craig Sanders — October 30, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Churches need expository preachers confident in God’s authority and power to confront complex cultural situations, said speakers during the Oct. 27-29 Expositors Summit at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The Holy One took our place, the Crucified One rose again, and the Risen One is seated…

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Pastors call for racial reconciliation at Expositors Summit Preconference

Annie Corser — October 30, 2015

  All ethnic groups must preach racial reconciliation for there to be change among evangelicals, said speakers during the Expositors Summit Preconference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 26. “Racial reconciliation is not an addendum of the gospel; racial reconciliation is wedded to the gospel,” said Curtis Woods, associate…

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Faithfulness not fame should motivate ministry, says Louisville pastor

Andrew J.W. Smith — October 29, 2015

Christian pastors and leaders should build their ministries soley upon the foundation of the unmerited grace of the gospel, said West Louisville pastor T.C. Taylor in an Oct. 22 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Taylor, who is lead pastor of New Breed Church in Louisville, Kentucky, said…

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