Hemphill exhorts seminarians to kingdom-focused prayer

David Roach — October 15, 2003

God-honoring prayer is not about merely informing the Lord of our need but is about enjoying God and committing to the expansion of His kingdom, Ken Hemphill said Oct. 2 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Preaching from Matthew 6, Hemphill, who served as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary…

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Forum presents varied Christian views of church-state relations

Jeff Robinson and David Roach — October 10, 2003

How high a wall should separate church and state? Four panelists attempted to provide a Christian answer to this vital contemporary question in a Sept. 18 symposium at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The panelists argued four different views ranging from a strict separation of church from the state to…

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Mohler: Church must remain supreme concern in church and state discussion

Jeff Robinson — October 9, 2003

Baptists must relate issues of church and state by understanding the supremacy of a believer’s church over all other concerns, R. Albert Mohler said during a Sept. 18 symposium at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mohler detailed 10 principles—which he called “radically Baptist”—that should govern the argument of the relation…

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Gospel receptivity among unchurched surprisingly high, new book says

David Roach — October 7, 2003

Eighty-two percent of unchurched people in North America (more than 130 million) are at least “somewhat likely” to attend church it they are invited, according to a new book by a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor. In “The Unchurched Next Door” (Zondervan), Thom Rainer draws upon two years of extensive…

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SBTS publishes new Gospel tract

Jeff Robinson — October 3, 2003

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has published a new witnessing tract that gives full and robust treatment to the Gospel of God’s grace. Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. unveiled the tract during Southern’s chapel service on Sept. 25. The tract, which was developed by evangelism and church growth professor…

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Commentary: Song of Songs celebrates husband-wife intimacy

Jeff Robinson — October 2, 2003

The Old Testament book Song of Songs celebrates the joys of physical love between a husband and wife, Daniel L. Akin argues in a new commentary. Akin is co-author of the commentary with David George Moore, who is founder and president of Two Cities Ministries. The volume, which is part…

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Ministers must order their ways before the Lord, Johnson says

David Roach — September 26, 2003

Building godly character is an essential part of a minister’s college education, said Boyce College Dean Jerry Johnson. Preaching at the Boyce’s opening chapel for the fall semester, Johnson told students that a minister’s effectiveness hinges upon the extent to which he orders his ways before the Lord. A minister…

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Pool on sick leave as problems repaired

Bryan Cribb — September 25, 2003

If there was a disabled list for swimming pools, the main pool of Southern Seminary’s Health and Recreation Center would be on it. Since mid-July, numerous mechanical problems have afflicted the 13-year-old, Olympic-size pool, including a bad circulation pump, brown water and deteriorated liner, among others. The good news is…

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Seminary student leading local Hispanic church

Jeff Robinson — September 23, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Brad White pastors a church in which many of the parishioners are still learning English as well as Baptist polity. In July of 2002, White was named interim pastor of New Dawn Baptist Church, a Hispanic church in Ballardsville, Ky. Last May, ‘interim’ was dropped from his title and…

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Christian discipleship demands political engagement, Moore says

David Roach — September 19, 2003

When most Christians think about evangelical political engagement, the first images that come to mind are organizations that assemble a potpourri of people to address a specific issue like abortion, homosexuality or taxes. However, true Christian political engagement extends much deeper than merely speaking to one or two issues, according…

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