Chitwood leads Kentucky Baptists to prioritize revitalization

Erin Roach — June 24, 2014

Paul Chitwood believes church revitalization is as important as church planting. “Revelation 19:7 says of the Lord’s church, ‘His Bride has made herself ready,’” said Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC). “I believe one of the primary roles of pastors, and the denominational missionaries who serve them,…

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Mohler notes impact of Southern Seminary alumni on SBC during annual luncheon

S. Craig Sanders — June 16, 2014

R. Albert Mohler Jr. noted the significant impact alumni of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are having as leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention during the annual alumni and friends luncheon, June 11. “Here’s the great joy: we get to reflect on how Southern Seminary, by God’s grace and to…

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Scott Bridger to lead Southern Seminary center for Christian Understanding of Islam

RuthAnne Irvin — June 16, 2014

J. Scott Bridger, an evangelical scholar of Islam, will serve as the director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam and the Bill and Connie Jenkins assistant professor of Islamic studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, school officials announced this spring. “I think Scott Bridger is…

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Mohler: ‘Unmistakably huge’ task requires future ministers to speak

Aaron Cline Hanbury — June 12, 2014

BALTIMORE — “Vast shifts” in American culture present an “unmistakably huge” task to future generations of pastors, missionaries and evangelists, said R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his annual report to the Southern Baptist Convention on the state of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “We can no longer live with the…

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‘Doing theology’ on Capitol Hill: Pastor Mark Dever awarded SBTS alumnus of the year

Tom Strode — June 11, 2014

BALTIMORE — Devoted to infusing a comprehensive theology into the life of his congregation and revitalizing churches in the nation’s capital, Mark Dever has earned special recognition from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, presented Dever with the distinguished alumnus of the year…

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Faithful ambassadors: Southern Seminary students share gospel in inner city Baltimore during SBC Crossover

S. Craig Sanders — June 11, 2014

BALTIMORE — Delivering faithfully the message of Christ as ambassadors of the gospel anchored the evangelistic efforts of students from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Baltimore, June 5-7. Southern Seminary students joined other seminaries as part of nearly 2,000 volunteers from 18 states and Canada to serve the Baltimore…

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‘The College at Southern’: Boyce launches new logo, website

S. Craig Sanders — June 9, 2014

Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, launched a new logo and website to highlight its convictional leadership and distinctive spiritual atmosphere, June 9. Founded in 1974 as Boyce Bible School, the program began offering bachelor’s degrees as James P. Boyce College of the Bible in…

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‘Effectual’ prayer, SBTS support help recent graduate amidst family crisis

S. Craig Sanders — June 5, 2014

In the midst of a three-week hospital stay for his son’s life-threatening viral encephalitis, Jamin Bailey received his master of divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary over the phone. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, conferred the degree to the Corydon, Indiana, native, and offered him encouragement…

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DeWitt and Flame collaborate on Jesus or Nothing book, album

RuthAnne Irvin — June 4, 2014

Christianity offers hope and adds intrinsic value to life, while atheism offers despair, according to Dan DeWitt in his new book, Jesus or Nothing. So Christians have a choice: either Jesus, or the belief that nothing matters. DeWitt explores these two premises in the book. Popular hip-hop artist Flame created…

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Boyce hires professor to lead new business management program

S. Craig Sanders — June 3, 2014

A cross-cultural business researcher and professor will lead the new business management program at Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Wisconsin native Scott Moodie will assume duties as the assistant professor of business management at Boyce in July 2014. Moodie is currently completing his PhD…

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