Don’t compromise the gospel in social cooperation, says Mohler at TGC workshop

Andrew J.W. Smith — April 13, 2017

Evangelical Christians must not compromise the gospel when cooperating with Catholics on social and political matters, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at The Gospel Coalition National Conference on the Protestant Reformation. Evangelicals partnering with other groups in shared matters of social concern is…

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Gaines calls for prayer to be ‘priority’ of Southern Baptists at SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — April 12, 2017

Southern Baptists should prioritize prayer for unity and evangelism, said Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s April 11 chapel service. “I’m praying that the priority of the Southern Baptist Convention [is] that we will become literally a house of prayer. I’m praying that when…

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Southern Seminary trustees install Gaines to visiting professorship, elect 3 faculty

Andrew J.W. Smith — April 11, 2017

Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved all recommendations in the board’s April 10 meeting, including the installation of Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines to a visiting professorship honoring former SBC President Herschel H. Hobbs. The board also approved an expanded budget for the 2017-2018 academic year…

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Students reminded to be ‘salt and light’ at Renown Conference

Charissa Crotts — April 6, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Young Christians are called to be “salt and light” and share the gospel where God has placed them, said Southern Baptist leaders during Boyce College’s Renown Conference, March 17-18. “You don’t have to have a Bible college or seminary degree to get this understanding that Jesus…

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Cooperative giving advances the gospel, Richards says at SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — March 21, 2017

Southern Baptists need to unite in order “to advance the kingdom of God together for God’s glory,” said Texas Baptist leader Jim Richards during The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s March 21 chapel service. “What we have [as churches in the Southern Baptist Convention] is definitely much more in common than…

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Jenkins Center takes gospel to Muslims in Dearborn

Andrew J.W. Smith — March 16, 2017

Southern Seminary students visited Dearborn, Michigan, home of the largest concentration of Arab-Americans in the United States, to pray for and evangelize local Muslims, Feb. 24-26. Led by Ayman S. Ibrahim — Bill and Connie Jenkins Professor of Islamic Studies and director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding…

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Pray with purpose, Jordan says at SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — March 15, 2017

Christians should model the Apostle Paul in praying with purpose because God is personal, powerful, gracious, loving, and generous, said Oklahoma Baptist leader Anthony L. Jordan at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s March 14 chapel service. “The fact of the matter is that if you ever want to wonder about…

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‘The Shack’ film a ‘theological disaster,’ Mohler says

SBTS Communications — March 10, 2017

The theatrical release and controversy of faith-based film The Shack represents a “theological disaster,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a March 8 episode of “The Briefing.” “The real danger, the seductive danger of The Shack, is that it’s presented as a retelling…

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Reject uncritical approach to technology, Mitchell says at Southern Seminary’s Norton Lectures

S. Craig Sanders and Zachary Ball — March 7, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Theological reflection on technological advancements in communication and science must counteract an uncritical approach to technology that threatens human existence, said bioethicist C. Ben Mitchell during the Norton Lectures at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 1-2. “We have to reject uncritical consumeristic adoption of digital…

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‘Go find someone hurting,’ Tada says at Southern Seminary

Charissa Crotts — February 24, 2017

Life is about more than a healthy body, said Joni Eareckson Tada along with her husband, Ken, during two events at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Feb. 10-11. Tada, a quadriplegic, is a speaker and author who uses her testimony as a platform to highlight disability ministry. “Go find someone…

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