Seminary’s Hispanic conference offers training, networking to enhance leader effectiveness

Karen L. Willoughby — July 24, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–If anyone doubts that God is moving among Hispanics, just look at the numbers. In 1999, 29 people of Hispanic heritage served through the International Mission Board in global missions, according to records kept by Jason Carlisle, who works with Hispanics at the IMB. Today there are 80,…

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Former Mormon seeks to bring Gospel light to LDS darkness

Jeff Robinson — July 18, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — John Divito has a passion for proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Mormons and it is a passion driven by an insider’s perspective. For the first 19 years of his life, Divito—a master of divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—was a member of The…

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Southern Seminary students examine a missiology of suffering

Jeff Robinson — July 10, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — What is a martyr? Are Christians called to suffer or does the Christian faith exempt one from suffering? Sixteen students sought to answer these questions during a class/conference held May 27-30 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The class, “A Missiology of Suffering, Witness, and Church Planting…

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Although some advised abortion, mom-to-be resolute in trusting God

Dana Williamson — July 8, 2003

EDMOND, Okla. (BP)–When Robin Fiechtl’s second daughter was born, Fiechtl cried for three hours. It wasn’t because she was disappointed her second offspring was also a girl, and it wasn’t even post-partum blues. Fiechtl’s cries were tears of happiness and praise because all 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 21 inches…

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NPR story on Texas sodomy ruling demonstrates clash of worldviews

Jeff Robinson — July 1, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A radical clash of worldviews rang clear in a news story on the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision striking down a Texas sodomy law that aired Sunday on National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition.” R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said the…

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Paige Patterson elected as president of Southwestern

Gregory Tomlin — June 24, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Former Southern Baptist Convention President Paige Patterson was elected the eighth president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, June 24. Trustees voted unanimously in public session to extend a call to Patterson, who recently completed 10 years of service as president of Southeastern Baptist…

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The proof of seminary health is its ministers, Mohler says

Jeff Robinson — June 19, 2003

PHOENIX, Ariz.—The health of a seminary is most clearly seen in the kind of ministers it produces, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said Wednesday at the annual Alumni Luncheon of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A seminary may have letters of approval from academic and accrediting agencies, but if it does not…

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Mohler: SBC seminaries remain faithful to Gospel while others are moving away

Jeff Robinson — June 18, 2003

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention are moving in a direction opposite to most other theological institutions, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said Tuesday at the SBC’s annual meeting. Mohler, president of Southern Seminary and chairman of the SBC’s Council of Seminary Presidents, told convention messengers…

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World impact must start with discipleship at home, Akin says

David Roach — June 18, 2003

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Winning the world to Christ starts with men discipling their wives and children in the home, said Danny Akin, dean of the school of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in a sermon at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention Tuesday. “A Christian man surrendered…

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Mohler: Scripture mandates evangelism “to the Jew first”

Jeff Robinson — June 17, 2003

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Despite the controversial nature of Jewish evangelism, Scripture rings clear that Christians are under a mandate to proclaim the Gospel to Jewish persons, R. Albert Mohler Jr. told a group of Messianic Jews Monday. While the notion of Jewish people being saved by faith in Christ is…

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