Southern Seminary Trustees adopt a resolution of appreciation for Mohler’s 25th anniversary as president

Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary presented a resolution of appreciation to R. Albert Mohler Jr. to celebrate his 25th anniversary as president of the institution. The presentation happened October 9, at the beginning of a special chapel service honoring Mohler’s anniversary. Mohler became president of Southern Seminary in 1993.


Mullins Lectures: Ryken calls pastors to preach and teach Christ from the Old Testament

When the apostles preached the gospel of Jesus Christ, they used Old Testament texts. Preachers in the New Testament era possess the completed canon of Scripture, but that shouldn’t mean they rely exclusively on the New Testament when preaching Christ, argued Philip Graham Ryken during the 2018 E.Y. Mullins Lectures on Christian Preaching at Southern Seminary, Sept. 26-27. Ryken, who is president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, presented four lectures covering the foundations for and applications of preaching Jesus Christ from the Old Testament.

The two-day series, named in honor of Southern Seminary’s fourth president, represents one of the oldest endowed preaching lectureships in the United States, second only to Yale university’s Lyman Beecher Lectureship on Preaching.


Career Readiness Certificate promises to help Boyce students prepare for the workplace

The Boyce College Office of Vocation and Career Development is now offering an all-in-one package for students to be prepared for careers after they graduate. The Career Readiness Certificate — which consists of workshops, events, and personal meetings with advisor Ben Hussung — was created for students to be ready to enter the workplace no matter their ambition or degree.


York installed as theology school dean during SBTS chapel

Hershael W. York, who has been Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching since 1997, was officially installed as dean of the School of Theology during chapel, August 30, at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced the hire in June.


Ebook ‘Porn and the Pastor,’ published jointly by Southern Equip and TGC, addresses ‘deadly’ problem

A new ebook released today addresses the gravity of pornography addiction among pastors and outlines methods for fighting it. Porn and the Pastor: The Life and Death Consequences of Addiction in Ministry, edited by C. Jeffery Robinson and Garrett Kell, is published jointly by Southern Equip, a resource center for pastors from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Gospel Coalition.


15th annual Heritage Golf Classic Raised More than $200k to Keep Tuition Affordable

15th annual Heritage Golf Classic Raised More than $200k for to Keep Tuition Affordable

The15th Heritage Golf Classic, the annual fundraising event for Southern Seminary, generated a record amount money at the August 20 golf tournament.

“This was the 15th annual edition of the Heritage Golf Classic, and by every measure, it was the most successful,” said Craig Parker, who is senior vice president for institutional administration at Southern Seminary and who oversees fundraising efforts at the school. “I’m certain the handful of friends who gathered in 2004 for the first Heritage Classic could not have imagined a tournament with more than 100 players raising more than $200,000 of financial support for the students of Southern Seminary.”


Boyce College’s Teacher Education Program receives state certification

The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) voted Aug. 20 to grant “provisional certification” to Boyce College’s Teacher Education Program. This represents a major step forward for one of the school’s fastest-growing degree offerings.


Talk is cheap, so pursue gospel power, says Mohler at Southern Seminary fall convocation

In a world marked by mere talk, the community of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College should be known for the power of personal transformation and fruitful ministries, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. at the school’s fall convocation on August 21. In a technologically saturated environment, it is easy to assume the talk of social media and online discourse represents reality, Mohler said, but reality is more grounded than that. He said it is in nursing homes, one-on-one spiritual conversations, and the preaching of the cross.


Southern Seminary adds diverse group of new faculty members

Southern Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. today announced “the most diverse group of faculty ever to come to Southern Seminary at one time.” He introduced the five new faculty members for the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the opening convocation service for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College. New faculty members include Curtis Woods, Lilly Park, Dominick Hernandez, Shane Parker and Amy Crider. Three of the new faculty members are minorities; two of the new hires, including Park, are women.


For SBTS students at Crossover, evangelism is ‘sowing a seed’

Jim Hudson’s small group was trying to meet up with another team when he misread the directions on his phone. It was a scorching June day in Ft. Worth, Texas, and the group had been walking around the block for hours as part of the delegation from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Crossover 2018, a week-long evangelism ministry before the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting on June 12-13.

Timothy K. Beougher and students from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary meet during Crossover, June 4-10

Like many others in the Ft. Worth/Dallas area experienced during the week of SBC, Hudson’s phone took an extra second or two to get its bearings. So instead of going right, the group went left. They hadn’t walked more than 50 yards when they saw a man walking down the sidewalk — aimless and alone. Although he didn’t look like it, once they began talking to him they learned he was homeless.