Southern Seminary trustees elect Haykin, respond to SBC referral

S. Craig Sanders — October 11, 2016
Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. addresses trustees at the board's Oct. 10 plenary session.
Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. addresses trustees at the board's Oct. 10 plenary session.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved all recommendations in the board’s Oct. 10 meeting, including the election of esteemed church historian Michael A.G. Haykin to the faculty and a response to a referral from the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

“The election of Michael Haykin brings to Southern Seminary’s permanent faculty a scholar of world renown and a Christian of such wonderful heart,” Mohler said. “He is not only a prolific author and scholar, he is also a man of deep conviction and a teacher who invests personally in his students.” Read More >



‘Take risks’ to spread the gospel, says IMB President David Platt in SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — September 30, 2016
David Platt, president of the International Mission Board
David Platt, president of the International Mission Board

The reality of death for all people should compel more Christians to take risks in spreading the good news of Christ’s resurrection among unreached people groups, said David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, during a Sept. 29 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“We know that risk-taking, death-defying missions in difficult, dangerous to reach places is to be envied in this world,” Platt said. “When you know that Jesus has risen from the dead, then no matter where he leads you and no matter what it costs you to, the proclamation of this good news in difficult, dangerous to reach places who haven’t heard this good news is the most enviable life in the world. It’s not in vain. Life is not in vain whenever you’re doing whatever the resurrected Christ has told you to do.”

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‘Search out the cause of the oppressed,’ say panelists at What’s the Word forum on racial justice

Andrew J.W. Smith — September 29, 2016

The evangelical church needs to stand against the continuing problem of racism in the United States with a message of reconciliation, said panelists at the What’s the Word forum, sponsored by the ONE student organization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 26. The forum, titled “Seeking Justice: A Response…

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Southern Seminary’s Andrew Fuller Conference spotlights Baxter, Owen, and Kiffen

S. Craig Sanders — September 29, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Four centuries after their births, Puritan theologians Richard Baxter, John Owen, and William Kiffen provide insight on how experiences shape a diversity of convictions on matters of faith and practice, said church historians during the 10th annual Andrew Fuller Conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,…

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‘No election can undermine the kingdom of Christ,’ Boyce College dean says in SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — September 28, 2016

Christians should not seek hope or protection in kingdoms of this world, said Boyce College Dean Matthew J. Hall in a Sept. 27 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. While many evangelicals feel weighed down by their responsibility to vote in the upcoming presidential election, Hall said Christians…

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500 year-old Torah scroll donated to Southern Seminary during chapel

Andrew J.W. Smith — September 2, 2016

A complete scroll of the Torah dating to the 16th or 17th century was given to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in a presentation at Alumni Memorial Chapel, Sept. 1. President R. Albert Mohler Jr. accepted the scroll from Ken and Barbara Larson, thanking them for their contribution to the…

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God provides ‘spiritual DNA for godliness and power,’ Frank Page says at Southern Seminary

Annie Corser — August 31, 2016

Participation in the divine nature of God leads to a life of spiritual effectiveness and productivity, said Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page during the Aug. 30 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “This divine provision says we are born complete with that which we need…

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Astronaut Jeff Williams speaks to SBTS chapel live from International Space Station

Andrew J.W. Smith — August 30, 2016

Speeding around Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, American astronaut Jeff Williams spoke with President R. Albert Mohler Jr. and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary community during chapel, Aug. 30, through a NASA downlink interview from the International Space Station. Williams, commander for Expedition 48 of the International Space Station,…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Astronaut Jeff Williams to speak live from International Space Station in Aug. 30 SBTS chapel service

SBTS Communications — August 26, 2016

LOUISVILLE, KY (SBTS) — NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is scheduled to participate in a live interview with R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. during the seminary’s chapel service in Alumni Memorial Chapel. The event is open to the seminary…

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SBTS convocation: Mohler urges confessional resolution in the face of change

Andrew J.W. Smith — August 24, 2016

Although contemporary culture embraces continual change and the revision of core beliefs in the name of progress, the Christian church should be marked by faithfulness to the settled Word of the Lord, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the Aug. 23 fall convocation….

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