Scripture abdicated in Episcopal vote for homosexual bishop, Mohler says on TV

Michael Foust — August 4, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–The approval of a homosexual bishop within the Episcopal Church would represent a “tragic turning point” in church history as well as an abdication of biblical authority, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said on CNNfn Aug. 4. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president appeared on the cable network’s “Market…

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Southern Seminary president launches new “blog”

Jeff Robinson — July 31, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A new weblog at features regular analysis of theological, ethical and cultural issues from R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The weblog or “blog” as it is commonly called, allows Mohler to engage issues immediately as they arise during the course of a…

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Mohler: Sodomy ruling a moral turning point in U.S. history

Jeff Robinson — July 30, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn a Texas sodomy law will eventually be seen as one of the profound moral turning points in American history on par with the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion on demand, R. Albert Mohler Jr. told a radio audience last…

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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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