‘Preach the Word,’ Maryland pastor urges Southern Seminary students

20150910_7977-lowerThe church cannot survive without the preaching of God’s Word, said Maryland pastor Ken Fentress during a Sept. 10 chapel service at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“If there is no faithful, expositional, biblical preaching of God’s Word, then there is no local church,” Fentress said. “God’s Word is central to salvation and central to the life and the ministry of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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Godly humility the only antidote for pride, says Southern Seminary trustee

Future Christian ministers should be wary of the seductive power of pride, said Arkansas pastor Nick Floyd in a Sept. 8 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“At every stage in your Christian ministry, pride will be your greatest enemy and humility will be your greatest friend,” said Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and a member of the Southern Seminary Board of Trustees.

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Stinson confronts impatience in ministry at Southern Seminary chapel

Provost Randy Stinson preaches during SBTS chapel, Sept. 3
Provost Randy Stinson preaches during SBTS chapel, Sept. 3

Impatience reveals a deeper sin problem and selfishness than we often realize, Randy Stinson said in a Sept. 3 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“If you are impatient, odds are, you don’t have joy, you don’t have gentleness, you don’t have kindness, you don’t have self-control, and you don’t have any peace,” said Stinson, senior vice president for academic administration and provost. “[Impatience] is the ultimate disrupter of everything.”

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Evangelical leader encourages believers to experience God’s love during SBTS chapel

Christians should seek to experience the love from God that is beyond understanding, said evangelical leader Ligon Duncan in chapel at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 1.

“I want you to know beyond a shadow of a doubt a love that is beyond your capacity to even comprehend,” said Duncan, who is the chancellor at Reformed Theological Seminary. “I want you to know it down to your bones.”

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Midwestern Seminary President Jason Allen challenges Southern students to finish well

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Midwestern President Jason K. Allen preaches at the Aug. 27 Southern Seminary chapel service.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Jason K. Allen returned to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to challenge students on finishing well. During the Aug. 27 chapel service, Allen preached from 2 Timothy 4:7 to remind students about Paul’s challenge to Timothy to keep their eyes on the finish line.

“Don’t settle for anything less than the direction God has given you, and don’t settle for anything short of completing that course,” Allen said.

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Boyce College soccer team fuses love of sports with passion for missions

Boyce College soccer coach Dennis Brooks talks to players at the Aug. 26 morning practice at Louisville's Seneca Park.
Boyce College soccer coach Dennis Brooks talks to players at the Aug. 26 morning practice at Louisville's Seneca Park.

The Boyce College Bulldogs soccer team will kick off its inaugural season in September. In recent weeks, the program hired an experienced head coach, finalized its roster of players, and secured a location in downtown Louisville for its home games. But the work to start the program began more than a year ago with the persistence of three students who had a vision for playing soccer to glorify God and share the gospel with others.

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Mohler calls for gospel action ‘while there’s time’ at Southern Seminary convocation

 

Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. delivers an Aug. 25 convocation address, "Until There Was No Remedy," on the importance of gospel proclamation in the face of opposition.
Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. delivers an Aug. 25 convocation address, "Until There Was No Remedy," on the importance of gospel proclamation in the face of opposition.

Cultural hostility to the gospel should compel Christian ministers to proclaim God’s message with faithfulness and urgency while there is still time for repentance, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. during The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Aug. 25 fall convocation.

“More is hanging in the balance than the horror of human terrorism,” Mohler said after recounting the courage of the three Americans who prevented the Aug. 21 attempted mass shooting on a train in France. “The time is coming when the wrath of God will rise up and there will be no remedy. And while there’s time, act. Do. Wring everything out of every course, wring everything out of every test, do everything you do to the glory of God.”

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Southern Seminary students join 500 to protest Planned Parenthood

 Andrew King, director of Speak for the Unborn and Ph.D. student at Southern Seminary, speaks at an Aug. 22 protest in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville.

Andrew King, director of Speak for the Unborn and Ph.D. student at Southern Seminary, speaks at an Aug. 22 protest in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville.

A significant contingent of students, faculty, and staff of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary bolstered 500 pro-life protesters at Louisville’s Planned Parenthood office, Aug. 22.

The protest was part of a nationwide effort in 320 cities to bring public attention to the nation’s leading abortion provider in the wake of eight undercover videos released since July by the Center for Medical Progress. The videos, which have led to federal and state investigations of the abortion giant, show Planned Parenthood officials and others associated with the group casually discussing the selling organs of aborted children, and perhaps even babies born alive.

Dylan Harrington, a graduate of Boyce College’s Worldview Certificate Program, organized the Louisville protest under the auspices of his Ohio-based pro-life group, Created Equal.

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Schreiner, Joslin discuss Hebrews ‘warning passages’ at Alumni Academy

The book of Hebrews urges believers not to fall away but instead to behold the excellencies of Christ, said two New Testament professors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during the Summer Alumni Academy, August 6-7.

“It’s worth it to stick with Jesus, no matter what happens, because he’s better; he’s better than anything or anyone else,” said Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern.

Thomas R. Schreiner lectures at Alumni Academy.
Thomas R. Schreiner lectures at Alumni Academy.

Schreiner and Barry Joslin, professor of Christian theology at Boyce College, lectured on the book of Hebrews at the Alumni Academy. Each has written a commentary on the epistle — Schreiner most recently in the Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation Series, while Joslin’s forthcoming work will be released in the Christian Focus Commentary Series in 2018.

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IMB missionary, wife of SBTS alumnus, killed in auto accident

ae2a746c-c4cf-440a-a6ec-d8d3d2ab3ac1-Kyra-Karr-mugOn the evening before she and her family had planned to return overseas, Kyra Lynn Karr, a Southern Baptist missionary to Italy, was killed in a traffic accident, Aug. 13.

News reports indicate a tractor-trailer driver exited his vehicle to conduct a safety inspection but the safety brake was not engaged and the truck began to roll. The vehicle hit the pickup in which Karr was traveling, crushing it against the highway guardrail on U.S. 41 in Bartow County, Georgia. Karr, 30, died at the scene.

Her husband Reid graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012 with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in Intercultural Leadership. He and their two youngest children were transported to nearby hospitals, where they were treated and released. Their oldest child was not with them at the time.

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