Church mourns Southern Seminary student and family

Whitney Jones and Stephen Douglas — October 8, 2014

PADUCAH, Ky. (BP) — The funeral of a youth pastor, his wife, and two teenage sons was “the hardest thing I have ever done as the pastor of this church,” Justin Mason of Rosebower Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky, said Oct. 8 Michael Cruce, the church’s youth pastor and student…

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Mission strategists discuss church planting, revitalization at Southern Seminary

RuthAnne Irvin and Hayley Schoeppler — October 8, 2014

Without the Holy Spirit’s help, aspiring church planters are “doomed to fail,” according to mission strategists in a panel discussion on church planting and revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 2. “I think the most important thing you can do is figure out who you and and who…

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Southern Seminary student, family killed in six-car accident

S. Craig Sanders — October 7, 2014

A western Kentucky youth minister pursuing a master of divinity degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was killed along with his family in a six-car pileup near Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 3. Michael Cruce and his wife Monica, both 43, and their teenage sons, Caleb and Joshua, died in the…

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Free enterprise the solution for impoverished nations, scholars say at Southern Seminary’s Commonweal Conference

Jeff Robinson — October 2, 2014

The Bible provides a blueprint for impoverished nations that gives hope for flourishing, said Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Commonweal Conference, Sept. 26-27. “Our message is that there is hope for poor nations,” said Grudem, research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix…

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Wells calls for biblical vision of God’s ‘holy-love’ in Gheens Lectures

Andrew J.W. Smith — October 1, 2014

A holistic vision of God forms the center of Christian life, freeing believers to be “God-centered in our thoughts, God-fearing in our hearts, and God-honoring in our work,” said David F. Wells in the Gheens Lectures at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 24-25. Wells, distinguished research professor at Gordon-Conwell…

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Sufficiency of Scripture essential to counseling, speakers say at Southern Seminary’s Counsel the Word Conference

RuthAnne Irvin — September 25, 2014

Affirming the sufficiency of Scripture in biblical counseling is a “radical idea,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the school’s first Counsel the Word Conference, Sept. 18-19. The conference, co-sponsored by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), featured popular practitioners Paul David…

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The sayings of ‘Doctor Bob’

S. Craig Sanders — September 24, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: Eighty years after his death, Southern Seminary’s A.T. Robertson is remembered for the monumental achievement of his life and work. Robertson published extensively in New Testament studies, and below are some of his most notable sayings in his writings and classroom lectures. “The Greek New Testament is the…

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A.T. Robertson remembered for pastoral scholarship, 80 years after death

S. Craig Sanders — September 18, 2014

On the afternoon of Sept. 24, 1934, Archibald Thomas Robertson pondered over a difficult text in his Greek New Testament. Leaving a mark on Matthew 6:11, Robertson walked out of his office in Norton Hall at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to teach his Greek class. He would never return….

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Southern Seminary partners with ERLC for specialized ethics Ph.D. program

S. Craig Sanders — September 17, 2014

A partnership between The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention will allow students to pursue a modular Ph.D. in Christian ethics with an emphasis in public policy, with classes beginning in spring 2015. “Public theology at the intersection of the…

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Southern Seminary’s Norton Hall Band releases ‘Be Thou My Vision’

RuthAnne Irvin — September 15, 2014

Norton Hall Band’s new album, Be Thou My Vision, has been named the favorite among the top five college worship albums in Worship Leader Magazine. “Filled with stripped-down worship songs via the medium of reclaimed classic hymns, Be Thou My Vision is the all-around favorite,” wrote the magazine editors in…

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