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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More than 100 seminarians share Christ at Reaching Out 2003

David Roach — May 8, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – More than 100 students, faculty and staff at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently took the message of Jesus Christ to the city of Louisville. Participating in a variety of projects from servant evangelism to inner city outreach, 100 students partnered with eight faculty and staff members…

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Youth ministers must produce disciples, student minister says

David Roach — May 7, 2003

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Youth ministry must move from merely making converts to growing disciples of Jesus Christ, said youth minister Rob Shelton. For Shelton, this truth has meant investing 19 years as minister of students at Parkhills Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. In those 19 years, Shelton has…

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Importance of missions task focus of SBTS commissioning service

Jeff Robinson — May 7, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Southern Baptist Theological Seminary commissioned three families for career foreign missions service and nearly two dozen others for short-term stints during chapel service in late April. The group commissioned by seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. included a number of Southern Seminary students who will plant churches in…

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Mohler: Theological education must be built upon truth of Scripture

Jeff Robinson — April 29, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – A true theological institution is built upon an indestructible foundation of the absolute truth of God’s Word, R. Albert Mohler Jr., told The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s board of trustees Tuesday afternoon in marking his 10th anniversary as president of the school. There are currently two…

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Mohler’s 10th anniversary: ‘A man who did not run’

Jeff Robinson — April 29, 2003

In early 1993, Rick White and six other members of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s search committee prayed together in a south Florida hotel room regarding who would succeed the retiring Roy Honeycutt as seminary president. White said God led them all to agree on one name, that of a…

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Iraqi relief controversy a clash of worldviews, Mohler tells TIME

Jeff Robinson — April 17, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) –Conflicting worldviews are at the heart of the controversy surrounding Christian relief efforts in Iraq said R. Albert Mohler Jr. in an interview this week with Time magazine. The national newsmagazine posted the interview with Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on its website Wednesday…

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Dembski: Christian worldview begins with creation

Jeff Robinson — April 15, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – An orthodox Christian worldview must begin with a proper biblical understanding of the doctrine of creation, William Dembski, a well-known author and teacher of intelligent design recently said at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dembski identified four biblical pillars upon which the believer must build a…

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Spiritual journey includes both passion and orthodoxy, Christian psychologist says

David Roach — April 15, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — The Christian spiritual journey must extend beyond mere doctrinal orthodoxy to passionate faith, said psychologist and author Larry Crabb. The evangelical church has done a good job of developing biblical convictions, but it has failed to demonstrate how those convictions relate to the deepest longings of…

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Urban church planting transforms cities, conference speaker says

David Roach — April 9, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Urban church plants have the potential to transform entire cities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, said Texas-based church planter Jim Herrington. Because of that belief, Herrington left a comfortable position as director of the Union Baptist Association in Houston to plant a church in one…

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