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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The Bible and the blogosphere: Denny Burk contends for biblical sexuality with online Christian witness

Andrew J.W. Smith — October 7, 2015

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on June 26, evangelical leaders moved swiftly to respond. Before the day was out, Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. released a special edition of “The Briefing” podcast and Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore…

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First evangelical conference on transgenderism responds to unprecedented challenge

Andrew J.W. Smith — October 6, 2015

The transgender movement presents an unprecedented theological and cultural crisis for the church, said Southern Baptist scholars at the Oct. 5 ACBC preconference, “Transgender: Transgender confusion and transformational Christianity” at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The preconference preceded the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) annual conference, which is being…

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Southern Seminary leaders underscore rejection of ‘superficial’ reparative therapy in response to LGBT protesters at ACBC conference

S. Craig Sanders — October 5, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Reparative therapy is a “superficial” response to homosexual and transgender change and Christian ministers must instead call all people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, said leaders of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors in an Oct. 5 news…

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Southern Seminary, ACBC to refute protesters’ claims in morning news conference

SBTS Communications — October 5, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Leaders of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors will hold a news conference Monday at 10:30 a.m. on the seminary’s campus to refute the claims of an announced protest of ACBC’s conference at the seminary. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of…

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