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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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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