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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Hawkins explains keys to influential leadership during Southern Seminary chapel

Annie Corser — March 9, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — A “very influential person” can shape a lasting legacy, said Southern Baptist leader O. S. Hawkins in a chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 3. “The world has a way of forgetting those folks who deemed themselves important people, but it has a…

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Archivist Taffey Hall named SBHLA director

Abby Davis — March 8, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — An archivist with more than a decade of experience researching Baptist history has been named the new director of the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, the Council of Seminary Presidents recently announced. Taffey Hall, previously the library’s archivist, will replace Bill Sumners as SBHLA director…

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9Marks at Southern Seminary expounds on conversion

Annie Corser — March 4, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Healthy churches understand conversion is impossible apart from God, said pastors and leaders at the 9Marks Conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Feb. 26-27. “Conversion is an even greater work of God than creation,” said Mark Dever, president of 9Marks and senior pastor of Capitol…

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Preaching proclaims God’s message of grace, Dever says at Southern Seminary’s Mullins Lectures

Dylan Bailey, Andrew J.W. Smith — March 1, 2016

Preaching symbolizes God speaking to his people and must remain the church’s central focus, said Mark Dever in the Mullins Lectures on Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Feb. 23-25. “Whenever God speaks to man it is an act of love,” said Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill…

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James W. Cox, longtime Southern Seminary preaching professor, dies at 93

Annie Corser and Andrew J.W. Smith — February 23, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — James William Cox, a renowned homiletics professor who taught at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for more than four decades, died Feb. 21 in Louisville, Kentucky, at 93. Born in Kingston, Tennessee, on Jan. 18, 1923, Cox trained generations of pastors and wrote several notable books…

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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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