Jenkins Center takes gospel to Muslims in Dearborn

Andrew J.W. Smith — March 16, 2017

Southern Seminary students visited Dearborn, Michigan, home of the largest concentration of Arab-Americans in the United States, to pray for and evangelize local Muslims, Feb. 24-26. Led by Ayman S. Ibrahim — Bill and Connie Jenkins Professor of Islamic Studies and director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding…

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Pray with purpose, Jordan says at SBTS chapel

Annie Corser — March 15, 2017

Christians should model the Apostle Paul in praying with purpose because God is personal, powerful, gracious, loving, and generous, said Oklahoma Baptist leader Anthony L. Jordan at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s March 14 chapel service. “The fact of the matter is that if you ever want to wonder about…

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‘The Shack’ film a ‘theological disaster,’ Mohler says

SBTS Communications — March 10, 2017

The theatrical release and controversy of faith-based film The Shack represents a “theological disaster,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a March 8 episode of “The Briefing.” “The real danger, the seductive danger of The Shack, is that it’s presented as a retelling…

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Reject uncritical approach to technology, Mitchell says at Southern Seminary’s Norton Lectures

S. Craig Sanders and Zachary Ball — March 7, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Theological reflection on technological advancements in communication and science must counteract an uncritical approach to technology that threatens human existence, said bioethicist C. Ben Mitchell during the Norton Lectures at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 1-2. “We have to reject uncritical consumeristic adoption of digital…

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‘Go find someone hurting,’ Tada says at Southern Seminary

Charissa Crotts — February 24, 2017

Life is about more than a healthy body, said Joni Eareckson Tada along with her husband, Ken, during two events at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Feb. 10-11. Tada, a quadriplegic, is a speaker and author who uses her testimony as a platform to highlight disability ministry. “Go find someone…

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Churches should build ‘communities of resistance,’ says Rod Dreher at SBTS Gheens Lectures

Andrew J.W. Smith — February 17, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS)—With secular culture increasingly marginalizing the Christian faith, believers should leave behind political battles and embrace the communal life exemplified by St. Benedict of Nursia, said columnist Rod Dreher at the Gheens Lectures, Feb. 7-8, 2017 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Although Christianity continues to spread to…

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Southern Seminary to launch Giving Days in April

Andrew J.W. Smith — February 13, 2017

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will launch a four-day initiative in spring 2017 aimed at supporting the mission of the institution, announced R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. From April 20-23, the seminary will hold its first Giving Days, providing students, alumni, donors, and faculty the opportunity to…

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God’s Word essential 500 years after Reformation, Mohler says at SBTS spring convocation

S. Craig Sanders — February 8, 2017

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation must remind Christians that proclamation of God’s Word remains necessary for advancing the gospel and nourishing the church, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the institution’s Feb. 7 convocation. In an…

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Modular Th.M. to provide opportunity for advanced distance learning

Andrew J.W. Smith — February 3, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Four professors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are leading a new degree program that will allow students to continue to study beyond the M.Div. level in a modular format. The modular Master of Theology in Theological Studies will permit distance students to complete all the…

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Dreher to deliver Southern Seminary’s Gheens Lectures Feb. 7-8

SBTS Communications — February 2, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Conservative columnist Rod Dreher will deliver the Gheens Lectures on “The Benedict Option” at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Feb. 7-8. Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, is set to release his book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, in…

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