New book looks at sex from God’s view

Jeff Robinson — May 30, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—God is so interested in the intimate, romantic, and sexual aspects of marriage, He inspired a biblical book—the “Song of Solomon”—on the subject, according to a new book by the dean of the school of the theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Within the pages of God on…

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Effective preaching centers on application, new book says

David Roach — May 28, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Effective preaching must move beyond mere explanation of biblical facts and teach listeners how to apply God’s truths to their lives, according to a new book by one Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor. In Preaching with Bold Assurance (Broadman & Holman Publishers), Hershael York, Lester Professor…

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Southern journal examines reasons behind conservative resurgence

David Roach — May 23, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–The Southern Baptist conservative resurgence has been driven foremost by a deep concern for faithfulness to scriptural teaching and is not a reaction to increasingly secularized culture, writers in the spring issue of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology assert. The issue, a publication of Southern Baptist Theological…

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Mohler: Love for God and man are twin motives for political action

Jeff Robinson — May 21, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Christians have a biblical mandate to work toward redeeming the culture for both the glory of God and the good of man, R. Albert Jr., told attendees of a conservative talk radio conference earlier this spring. Speaking at the Salem Communications Talk Show Conference on March…

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Ministers must contend for the true Gospel, Mohler tells grads

David Roach — May 20, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Christian ministers must preach the one true Gospel in an age saturated with false gospels. In doing so, R. Albert Mohler Jr. told graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary May 16, ministers will discover the Gospel’s power to transform lives. The Southern Seminary president made his…

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Mohler on CNN: Authentic Christianity seeks to meet Iraq’s deepest need

Jeff Robinson — May 14, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Christian missionaries who are faithful to the command of Christ will seek to meet a spiritual need among the people of post-war Iraq that runs deeper than their need for food and shelter, R. Albert Mohler Jr. told a national television audience May 10. Mohler, president of Southern…

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Salvation and Scripture at heart of Iraqi missions debate, NPR program shows

Jeff Robinson — May 13, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Opposing views on salvation and the authority of Scripture are at the heart of the debate over Christian mission efforts in postwar Iraq. The differing views became clear during a recent broadcast of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” program featuring separate interviews with R. Albert Mohler…

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More than 100 seminarians share Christ at Reaching Out 2003

David Roach — May 8, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – More than 100 students, faculty and staff at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently took the message of Jesus Christ to the city of Louisville. Participating in a variety of projects from servant evangelism to inner city outreach, 100 students partnered with eight faculty and staff members…

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Youth ministers must produce disciples, student minister says

David Roach — May 7, 2003

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Youth ministry must move from merely making converts to growing disciples of Jesus Christ, said youth minister Rob Shelton. For Shelton, this truth has meant investing 19 years as minister of students at Parkhills Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. In those 19 years, Shelton has…

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Importance of missions task focus of SBTS commissioning service

Jeff Robinson — May 7, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Southern Baptist Theological Seminary commissioned three families for career foreign missions service and nearly two dozen others for short-term stints during chapel service in late April. The group commissioned by seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. included a number of Southern Seminary students who will plant churches in…

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