“God” of open theism is not the God of the Bible, new book argues

Jeff Robinson — September 18, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—The “God” of open theism is not the God found in Scripture, a new book by a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor argues. In the book “Their God is Too Small: Open Theism and the Undermining of Confidence in God” (Crossway Books), Bruce A. Ware helps Christians understand…

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‘Revolve’ New Testament trivializes Gospel message, Moore says on MSNBC

David Roach — September 15, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Thomas Nelson Publishers’ “Revolve” New Testament — a New Testament packaged to resemble a fashion magazine — “tends to trivialize the message of the Gospel,” Russell Moore said on MSNBC Sept. 13. Moore, assistant professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., appeared on the…

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Mohler to students: “Don’t just stand there, do something”

Jeff Robinson — September 11, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Christian is not called to a life of peaceful passivity but to one of active “wartime” obedience in winning lost souls to Christ, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said Aug. 26 in his annual convocation address at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The annual address was Mohler’s 11th since…

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Seminarians celebrate missions partnership with African worship service

David Roach — September 10, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Students and faculty at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently gathered for a traditional African worship service that included African praise music, testimonies from African students and Scripture readings in four different languages. The worship service, led by African seminary students, took place Sept. 3 as part of Southern’s…

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SBTS mourns death of new student

Jeff Robinson — September 10, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Timothy Bononi became a Christian in 2001 and soon sensed that God had orchestrated his life in a way that had prepared him to serve as a hospital chaplain. But on Sept. 4, the 30-year-old Springfield, Ill., died of heart failure at the outset of his first semester as…

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Southern Seminary forges missions partnership with east Africa

Jeff Robinson — September 9, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has forged a three-year partnership with International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries in East Africa that will involve seminarians in proclaiming the Gospel to unreached people groups in the region. Officials from both the seminary and IMB signed the partnership during a Sept. 2 chapel…

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Seminary class experiences ‘ministry evangelism’

David Roach — August 29, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — Fourteen students from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently learned firsthand how meeting physical needs and proclaiming the Gospel can work hand-in-hand to lead people to Jesus Christ. The students traveled to the First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Fla., July 7-11 as part of a Southern Seminary…

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The Battle of Montgomery: Where Should Christians Stand?

R. Albert Mohler Jr. — August 27, 2003

Judge Roy Moore, Alabama’s now-suspended Chief Justice, has at least two major weapons in his arsenal as he fights the Battle of Montgomery–a set of powerful arguments and all the right enemies. What began as a skirmish in the nation’s culture war has now expanded into a full-blown battle, with…

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Theological journal examines Roe v. Wade 30 years later

Jeff Robinson — August 12, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–It is clear 30 years later that the U.S. Supreme Court’s fateful decision in the 1973 Roe v. Wade has bequeathed to America a culture of death, writers in the latest edition of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology conclude. Four professors from Southern Seminary and three other scholars…

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Akin: God’s perspective, not culture needed for Bible’s family passages

Chris Turner — August 5, 2003

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–Husbands are to be the leaders of their families and love their wives as Christ loves the church; wives are to submit to their husbands; and children are to obey their parents — commands straight from the Bible. But popular culture’s influence on the church has skewed those…

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