Southern Seminary leaders participate in inaugural events for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin

S. Craig Sanders — December 8, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (SBTS) — Breaking recent trends, the weather was crisp and sunny and the mood was notably evangelical at Kentucky’s 60th inaugural festivities Dec. 8. On his first day in office, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin asserted his evangelical convictions with a morning worship service hosting an estimated crowd of…

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Justification still matters, writes Schreiner in new book

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 8, 2015

It’s been nearly 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation and the doctrine of justification is just as important as ever, writes Thomas R. Schreiner in Faith Alone, which released Sept. 15. Treasured doctrines of the Reformers like justification and imputation are still worth defending, despite criticism from…

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SBHLA director Sumners announces retirement plans

James A. Smith Sr. — December 2, 2015

NASHVILLE (SBTS) — Bill Sumners, director of Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives since 1988, will retire from his post next July, he recently announced in a letter to the Council of Seminary Presidents, which governs the organization. “It has been my pleasure and joy to serve in this position,…

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Southern Seminary to offer professional doctoral degrees in Christian Ethics in partnership with ERLC

Bonnie M.C. Burke — December 1, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is partnering with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commision of the Southern Baptist Convention to offer Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Educational Ministry degrees in Christian Ethics. The programs, which begin in Winter 2016 and are accepting applications for Summer…

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Family of Boyce College student shares his ‘miraculous’ recovery after skateboarding accident

Robert Chapman — November 24, 2015

Every parent’s nightmare became a reality for Brett and Lora Fathauer Sept. 18 when they received a call on their way to Bloomington, Indiana, telling them their son Cameron, a 17-year-old dual enrollment student at Boyce College, was hit by a car while skateboarding in his neighborhood. The Fathauers were…

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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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