‘Crucify’ American civil religion, Moore says at Southern Seminary chapel

Charissa Crotts — March 24, 2015

“We can be Americans best if we are not Americans first,” said Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, in a March 19 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore preached from 2 Chronicles 7, including verse 14, which Moore called the…

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Renown Conference encourages students to love their neighbors

RuthAnne Irvin — March 19, 2015

Christians grow in love for their neighbors as they grow in grace and obedience toward God, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said to nearly 600 junior and high school students at Boyce College’s Renown  Youth Conference, March 13-14. Christianity is this: “We are to love the Lord our God with all…

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Unity drives genuine gospel citizenship, says Ben Stuart at Southern Seminary chapel

Andrew J.W. Smith — March 17, 2015

Living out the Christian life is only possible through church unity, said Ben Stuart, executive director of Breakaway Ministries in College Station, Texas, during a March 12 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Spirituality is always worked out in the context of community,” he said. “Christ’s likeness cannot…

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Suffering part of God’s plan, Whitten says at Southern Seminary

Paul Baity — March 13, 2015

Christian suffering is part of God’s power, plan, and purpose for the universe, Florida pastor Ken Whitten said in a March 10 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The sovereignty of God and the sympathy of God do not conflict,” said Whitten, who has served as pastor of…

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Churches essential in ministry to those with same-sex attraction, Allberry says in lecture

RuthAnne Irvin — March 11, 2015

Jesus calls all people, including those with same-sex attraction, in the same way: to repent and believe, said British author and pastor Sam Allberry in a March 4 lecture at Boyce College. “Often, we treat homosexuality as if it’s a kind of self-contained issue on its own, and we don’t…

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9Marks at Southern discusses nature of the gospel

Robert Chapman — March 10, 2015

Leading evangelicals discussed the nature and consequences of the gospel at the 9Marks at Southern conference, Feb. 27-28. The conference featured Mark Dever, founder of 9Marks and pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, and R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The integrity of our claim…

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Churches that pattern diversity reflect the gospel, says Louisville pastor

Charissa Crotts — March 10, 2015

Churches need generational and ethnic diversity to display the gospel, pastor Brian Croft said in a Feb. 24 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Croft, senior pastor at Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and senior fellow for the seminary’s Mathena Center for Church Revitalization, addressed whether future…

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Southern Seminary offers D.Min. and D.Ed.Min. in Applied Apologetics

RuthAnne Irvin and Mackenzie Miller — February 25, 2015

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will now offer both D.Min. and D.Ed.Min. degrees in Applied Apologetics to ministry leaders for equipping their churches to confront current issues and reach people with the gospel, school officials recently announced. “Apologetics remains indispensable for biblical ministry, therefore, the study of apologetics should be…

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Evangelism urgent in a hostile culture, seminary presidents say

Charissa Crotts — February 19, 2015

An increasingly secularized American culture sees evangelism based on the exclusivity of the gospel as a threat, said two Southern Baptist seminary presidents in a Feb. 10 panel discussion at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The school hosted the panel with President R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Danny Akin, president…

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Southern Seminary launches Global Campus ‘to reach the nations’

S. Craig Sanders — February 13, 2015

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary launched its new Global Campus allowing students who serve in ministry around the world to complete a master’s of divinity degree through distance learning options including online, seminary leaders announced Feb. 12. “We do not merely want to have a program that allows people to…

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