Reissig encourages women to rediscover God’s good design for womanhood

9781433545481Women bear the image of their creator, and are equal with men in value, worth, and purpose, according to author Courtney Reissig in a March 27 event at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“We are [God’s] story to a watching world. It also means that you, as a woman, were created in his image and you have incredible worth and value,” she said. “You are equal to men, not because feminism says so, but because God says so.”

Reissig, author and assistant editor for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, lectured on the topic of her new book, The Accidental Feminist: Restoring Our Delight in God’s Good Design. Reissig said she hopes to see women rediscover joy in the God-ordained purpose and plan for biblical womanhood. She believes Christian women can do this through studying what culture says about womanhood and how the Bible redefines it.

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Southern Seminary student wins $34K on ‘Jeopardy!’

Southern Seminary student Jacqueline Hawkins won more than $34K on "Jeopardy!"
Southern Seminary student Jacqueline Hawkins won more than $34K on "Jeopardy!"

Years of watching “Jeopardy!” and playing trivia games paid off for Jacqueline Hawkins, a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, when she won $34,101 over two days on the popular game show, which aired March 25-26.

“From being a lifelong ‘Jeopardy!’ fan, I always wanted to be on the show,” said Hawkins, who has participated in quiz bowl competitions since middle school.

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Daniel Slavich seeks cross-cultural reconciliation in South Florida

Daniel Slavich, lead pastor of Pembroke Road Baptist Church in Miramar, Florida
Daniel Slavich, lead pastor of Pembroke Road Baptist Church in Miramar, Florida

When a church is ethnically diverse, it is a preview of the throne room of heaven where every nation and language will be together worshiping the Lamb (Rev 7:9), according to Southern Seminary alumnus Daniel Slavich.

“God’s purpose in the gospel is the redemption of a multiethnic church,” Slavich said. “As much as God allows, our local churches should reflect this beautiful diversity.”

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‘Crush compulsion toward self-exaltation,’ says KBC leader Woods at Southern Seminary

associate executive director for convention relations and communications for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, delivers a March 26 chapel message at Southern Seminary.
Curtis Woods, associate executive director for convention relations and communications for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, delivers a March 26 chapel message at Southern Seminary.

Kentucky Baptist leader Curtis Woods urged Christians to learn “the hard work of heart work” in a message on Psalm 131 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 26.

“Psalm 131 is tailored to teach us how to crush our compulsion toward self-exaltation,” said Woods, associate executive director for convention relations and communications for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. “The only way to do maintenance on the soul ... is to understand that we must have a high view of the absolute sovereignty and the goodness of God above his creation and above our individual lives.”

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William R. Cromer Jr., longtime Southern Seminary professor, dies at 91

William R. Cromer Jr., who served on the faculty of Southern Seminary for 41 years, died March 25 at the age of 91.
William R. Cromer Jr., who served on the faculty of Southern Seminary for 41 years, died March 25 at the age of 91.

William R. Cromer Jr., a retired faculty member with the longest-serving tenure as a Christian education professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, died on March 25 in his Louisville home at the age of 91.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1923, Cromer was committed to Christian education and the training of Southern Baptist teachers and ministers. During Cromer’s 41-year tenure, more than 10,000 students came through the seminary and more than 4,000 sat in his classroom, estimated R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, during Cromer’s private funeral service on March 28 in the school’s Alumni Memorial Chapel.

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Boyce graduate changing lives one sermon and one sandwich at a time

Barry Washington, 51, is the owner of Barry's Cheese Steaks and pastor of Redeemed Christian Church in Louisville's West End.
Barry Washington, 51, is the owner of Barry's Cheese Steaks and pastor of Redeemed Christian Church in Louisville's West End.

The restaurant walls are covered with Scripture verses, a Bible and calendar with daily devotions sit on each table.

The sign outside the building says Barry’s Cheese Steaks — a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky — but the employees and managers leaving their stations to pray with customers indicate that you’ll find more than a steaming hot sandwich at Barry’s Cheese Steaks.

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Wisdom and integrity: Miguel Núñez’s reformation vision for Latin America

Miguel Núñez, senior pastor of Iglesia Bautista Internacional Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and founder of Wisdom & Integrity Ministries
Miguel Núñez, senior pastor of Iglesia Bautista Internacional in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and founder of Wisdom & Integrity Ministries

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Diagnose the problem. Recommend the treatment. An infectious disease specialist with 35 years of medical experience, Dr. Miguel Núñez now administers the wisdom of God’s Word and the integrity of a godly life to treat the spiritual ills of Latin America.

Whether he is preaching to his church of 2,300 on Sunday morning, responding to pressing questions on his internationally broadcast program Answers, or visiting a patient in the hospital, Núñez urges thousands to be transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“We need to teach the wisdom of God in a way that would be believable. And one of the things that would make that message more credible is if that message would be backed up by a people walking with integrity of heart,” said Núñez, the 56-year-old senior pastor of Iglesia Bautista Internacional and founding president of Wisdom & Integrity Ministries, in an interview with Southern Seminary Magazine. “That's the mission — to present a biblical view of different issues that society usually deals with, in a way that would be clear and convincing.”

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Southern Seminary to serve Louisville in third annual 1937 Project

Southern Seminary volunteers cut down trees in Louisville's Seneca Park during the first annual 1937 Project.
Southern Seminary volunteers cut down trees in Louisville's Seneca Park during the first annual 1937 Project.

The entire seminary community will honor the role The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary played in the city’s recovery during the Great Flood by serving Louisville, Kentucky, in the third annual 1937 Project, April 18.

“We are a part of this community not by accident, but by God’s providence, and that means we have some responsibility to this community,” said Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. during a March 17 chapel service.

The 1937 Project is a campus-wide outreach as part of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Give A Day week of service, which Southern Seminary has participated in since 2012. The seminary’s outreach is designed to further its gospel witness and practically meet the needs of Louisville residents. It aims to show continued care and love for neighbors and non-profit organizations in the city and model Christian service for future church leaders.

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Minority status ‘good news’ for evangelicals, says ERLC’s Moore

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious LIberty Commission, delivers the Gheens Lectures at Southern Seminary, March 18-19.
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, delivers the Gheens Lectures at Southern Seminary, March 18-19.

Christians should celebrate their new relationship with American culture, knowing that the gospel will no longer conform them to culture but distinguish them from it, said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, during the Gheens Lectures at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 18-19.

“Increasingly, the most basic affirmations of Christianity are themselves seeming strange and odd in American culture,” Moore said. “This is actually good news for the advance of the kingdom, the future of the gospel, and for your ministries in 21st century America.”

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

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, delivers a March 19 chapel message at Southern Seminary.
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, delivers a March 19 chapel message at Southern Seminary.

“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 “John 3:16 of the American civil religion.” This verse says, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Moore recounted his experience as a cub scout, when he heard a pastor who did not believe the Bible urge him to have faith in God to be a good American. Moore said this vague, patriotic moralism is very different from true Christianity.

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