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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Biblical conviction provokes mockery, Mohler says during Southern Seminary Heritage Week

S. Craig Sanders and Annie Corser — October 20, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Christians must resolve to preach the Word of God even as a secular culture rejoices over perceived victory in the sexual revolution, said R. Albert Mohler Jr. president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in an Oct. 14 message during the institution’s annual Heritage Week. “We’ve…

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Southern Seminary trustees Gunn, Pruitt defending religious freedoms in government

Paul Baity — October 16, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Among those directing the future of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on the board of trustees are two men who also influence the direction of their states: Philip Gunn, speaker of the House of Representatives of Mississippi, and Scott Pruitt, attorney general of Oklahoma. With more…

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A shepherd in cowboy country: Southern Seminary alumnus offers perspective on rural ministry

S. Craig Sanders — October 15, 2015

HAMLIN, Texas (SBTS) — Cowboys roam in middle-of-nowhere West Texas. Not the city-slicking “rhinestone” kind in Dallas, but cowboys riding on horseback and corralling cattle into a pen. In these small towns, community life is a picture of a bygone era in American culture, where pastors are well-respected and everyone’s…

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Southern Seminary trustees mark record student enrollment

James A. Smith Sr. — October 14, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary received a report of record student enrollment for the recently concluded 2014-2015 academic year and record fall enrollment for the current academic year during their Oct. 12-13 fall meeting. In other business, the Board of Trustees responded to a…

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Counseling homosexuals involves ‘speaking truth in love,’ leaders say

Andrew J.W. Smith — October 13, 2015

Christian counselors should be able to speak lovingly and winsomely to people struggling with homosexual attraction, said evangelical leaders at the Oct. 5-7 homosexuality conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The conference, titled “Homosexuality: Compassion, Care, and Counseling for Struggling People,” was sponsored by the Association of Certified Biblical…

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Butterfield, former lesbian and LGBT activist, gives her testimony at ACBC conference

Andrew J.W. Smith — October 13, 2015

While many speakers during the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) conference were evangelical counselors or longtime pastors, Rosaria Butterfield offered a unique perspective on homosexuality. The conference, titled “Homosexuality: Compassion, Care, and Counseling for Struggling People” and held at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, featured the popular author and…

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