‘Meditate on God’s covenant faithfulness’ during difficult times, encouraged Sanchez during SBTS chapel

Christians can be confident in God’s purposes for their lives because he has demonstrated his covenant faithfulness to his people, said Juan Sanchez in a March 1 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Southern Seminary celebrates the late Billy Graham’s long-time relationship with Southern Seminary

R. Albert Mohler Jr. celebrated the life of the late Billy Graham in a February 22 chapel service at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, highlighting the famed evangelist’s relationship with the seminary. Graham died Wednesday, February 21, at the age of 99.

Mohler, who is president of Southern, began the service reflecting upon Graham’s immense influence in the history of Southern Seminary.

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Mohler on Graham: ‘An epic era of evangelical history has come to an end’

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., reflects on the life of Billy Graham who died today at the age of 99. The Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Seminary is the only graduate school the famed evangelist granted permission to use his name. Establishment of the Billy Graham School was announced in 1993 at the inauguration of Mohler, at which Graham spoke.

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Billy Graham, Southern Baptist preacher and evangelist, dies at 99

William Franklin “Billy” Graham, the Southern Baptist evangelist famous for his evangelistic crusades around the world, died today at his home in Asheville, N.C., a spokesman for the family confirmed. He was 99.

Graham, the internationally renowned evangelist and evangelical leader, preached during his ministry to nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries, more than anyone else in history, according to his organization’s website. He reached incalculably more people through television, video, film and web.

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The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

The Lord’s Prayer is “revolutionary,” writes Mohler in new book

New book from SBTS president highlights radical nature of the most famous Christian prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer is a revolutionary and earth-shattering manifesto for God’s eternal reign in heaven and earth, argues R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his new book, The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down. The book released in late January.

Most people recognize the familiar refrains of the prayer Jesus taught to his disciples in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. It’s recited at graveside services and before high school football games. But people often don’t understand the words they’re saying, according to Mohler.

Mohler hopes readers see the large-scale purpose of this famous prayer: The Lord alone reigns. The words in the prayer call for God’s kingdom to come and for his will to be done on earth as in heaven — Mohler calls these the “most revolutionary words human beings could imagine.”

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Ask Anything Tour

Mohler addresses key issues in Christian apologetics at University of Louisville

The SBTS president answered questions about Christianity in the first stop of his Ask Anything tour

Students from the University of Louisville sat for an hour -and-a-half to ask questions of R. Albert Mohler Jr. They wanted to know about belief and Christianity — whether religion could still be reasonable. So hundreds gathered on Feb. 6 in the Margaret Comstock Concert Hall on the UofL campus for the first event of the Ask Anything tour, seeking answers from Mohler.

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Convocation

‘A place for truth’: Commitment to theology defines a faithful seminary, says Mohler at SBTS spring convocation

An ironclad commitment to truth is the defining quality of a faithful theological institution, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, during its spring convocation, Feb. 6 in Alumni Memorial Chapel.

In an address titled, “Recovering and Sustaining the Theological Mission of Christian Education,” Mohler stressed the centrality of the theological disciplines in any truly Christian understanding of the world. Any educational endeavor must therefore emerge from a solid theological starting point, along with a robust epistemology, he said. If the church is going to grow, it must do the same.

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Southern Seminary names alumnus and previous admissions director, Kody Gibson, as new vice president for communications

Associate admissions director Jeremy Pelton to assume leadership of that office.

Southern Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. last week named Kody Gibson as the new vice president for communications. The seminary’s Office of Communications leads brand and marketing efforts and produces news for the school and its undergraduate arm, Boyce College.

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Gibson, a 2012 Southern graduate, served as the director of admissions for the past three years. Under his leadership, the incoming class size at Boyce increased by 19 percent and the seminary increased 9 percent. Before assuming the director role, Gibson worked in various capacities within the department since 2010.

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Trentham elected president of Society of Professors in Christian Education

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor John David Trentham is the new president of the Society of Professors in Christian Education, a guild of evangelical scholars in applied theology, leadership, and church ministry. The SPCE announced Trentham’s election in a press release on December 23.

“It is truly an honor to be elected president of SPCE,” said Trentham, who is assistant professor of leadership and discipleship at Southern. “It is truly humbling to be the youngest to serve in this role. This is an institution established and led for generations by giants in the field of Christian education. I am primarily a recipient of wisdom in this field, both from my predecessors and my peers. As such, I view my ascendancy as having been lifted up and supported on the shoulders of others rather than as having accomplished a singular recognition or status on the basis of personal achievement.”

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Houston

Bevin Center partners with NAMB for relief work in Houston

Lia Kaiser arrived in Houston devastated. Kaiser, an Ohio native, came to Houston to help with disaster relief after Hurricane Harvey. She thought they would mostly be doing clean-up, but she didn’t realize how much damage there really was.

“There were just sacks upon sacks of peoples lives out in the street,” said Kaiser, an education major at Boyce College. “You see dry-wall, you see wood that has to be thrown away. You see personal things like beds and mattresses and shoes and clothes that were thrown out, it was really devastating. These people lost everything.”

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