New book explores lives, legacies of Southern Baptist Convention presidents

Michael Foust — June 11, 2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–As the story goes, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary founding President B.H. Carroll was dying and wanted to give his successor, L.R. Scarborough, one last charge. So a few days before his death in 1914, he called Scarborough to his bedside and told him that if “heresy ever comes”…

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Southern Seminary’s Henry Institute Launches Issues-Oriented Website

Jeff Robinson — June 6, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)-The Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has launched a new website that offers Christians up-to-the-minute analysis applying theology to current issues. Russell D. Moore, a professor of theology at Southern and executive director of the Henry Institute, says the goal of…

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Vietnamese students complete bilingual degree program at Boyce College

David Roach — June 4, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Twenty-one Vietnamese students recently graduated from Boyce College as the inaugural class in a bilingual education program at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s undergraduate college. According to the program’s founder, An Van Pham, these students, 60 percent of whom hail from Georgia, will play a vital role…

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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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