‘Star Wars’ book written by SBTS professor Timothy Paul Jones to be re-released this week

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 15, 2015

With the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in theaters Friday, Waterbrook Multnomah is set this week to re-release Timothy Paul Jones’ book Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away. As the new movie is the seventh in the Star Wars saga, Jones’ book explores a…

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Southern Baptist leaders to promote worldview development at March conference

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 15, 2015

Noted Southern Baptist leaders will headline the “Driven By Truth: Worldview Conference” at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 18-19, 2016. “Christian faithfulness in this generation means that apologetics is a frontline responsibility for every Christian,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. “We are looking forward to…

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Robert Jones to join SBTS faculty as biblical counseling professor

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 14, 2015

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has appointed Robert D. Jones as associate professor of biblical counseling. Jones joins the SBTS faculty after serving as a biblical counseling professor for 11 years at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. “Dr. Robert Jones is one of the leading figures…

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God calls ministers to preach despite tribulation, says Mohler at Southern Seminary winter commencement

Andrew J.W. Smith — December 11, 2015

God sends ministers into a troubled world with the confidence of the gospel, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his Dec. 11 winter commencement address to 230 master’s and doctoral graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Graduates of the seminary will face many trials, but God calls them…

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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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