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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Southern Seminary launches Albert Mohler app, redesigns Mohler’s website

S. Craig Sanders — October 27, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary launched a new mobile app and redesigned website for R. Albert Mohler Jr., offering users more convenient ways to engage with the evangelical leader’s content. In the past year, more than 1.6 million people visited for the seminary president’s essays,…

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A prophetic voice in the Short North: Nick Nye calls Columbus to identity in Christ

S. Craig Sanders — October 22, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (SBTS) — When his lesbian college professor, a well-known Jonathan Edwards scholar, handed him a copy of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Nick Nye says “devouring” the classic Puritan sermon helped awaken a love for Scripture and renewed his understanding of God’s grace. His professor’s…

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Preventing ‘dead air’: Jerry Johnson champions Christian communicators’ right to speak

James A. Smith Sr. — October 21, 2015

In radio, silence is not golden. Indeed, “dead air” — a period of unintended silence during a live program — is a broadcaster’s nightmare. Jerry Johnson’s mission in leading the National Religious Broadcasters is to protect his fellow communicators’ right to exist and prevent the worst kind of dead air…

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Nick Moore to revitalize theological education in Zimbabwe

S. Craig Sanders — October 20, 2015

Nick Moore, his wife, Kyndra, and the couple’s seven children are moving to Zimbabwe. Their announcement at the International Mission Board’s May 13 commissioning service at Highview Baptist East in Louisville garnered a collective gasp throughout the auditorium. “We’re trying to show that when God calls you and makes it…

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