Strachan to lead Southern Seminary’s Henry Institute

RuthAnne Irvin — May 27, 2014

Owen Strachan will lead the Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced last month. “Owen Strachan is one of the finest young scholars and leaders serving the church today,” Mohler said. “He is also a veteran observer of…

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Mohler: Christian ministry is ‘breathtakingly uncomplicated’: ministers must open their mouths

Aaron Cline Hanbury — May 19, 2014

God calls Christian ministers to open their mouths so that others can “hear his voice, believe and be saved,” president R. Albert Mohler Jr. told the 2014 graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Two hundred fifty-five students received degrees — masters’ and doctorates — during commencement exercises on the…

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Tom Nettles, ‘legendary’ historian, retires from Southern Seminary

Jeff Robinson and James A. Smith Sr. — May 14, 2014

Thomas J. Nettles, professor of historical theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary since 1997, is retiring from full-time teaching after 38 years in the classroom. Nettles’ teaching has involved “areas which I have thought are important and even critical for the health of Christianity and for the health of…

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Boyce College waives application fees, offers assistance to Mid-Continent students

SBTS Communications — April 28, 2014

Boyce College is waiving application fees and offering other assistance to Mid-Continent University students who desire to continue their education. Mid-Continent will close in June, university officials announced this month. “Boyce College is well-equipped to serve a significant number of Mid-Continent University students who are looking for transfer options to…

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Mohler at T4G conference on evangelism: exclusivity makes the gospel more beautiful

Aaron Cline Hanbury — April 24, 2014

R. Albert Mohler Jr. argued that the exclusivity of the gospel is not an apologetic burden, but rather life-giving good news, during a general session at the 2014 Together for the Gospel conference, April 8-10. The biennial conference for pastors and church leaders brought together more than 7,500 men and…

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Street preaching, Muslim outreach among student mission work in Detroit

RuthAnne Irvin — April 24, 2014

Ten students from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary spent a week of their spring break on the streets in Detroit, Mich., evangelizing, ministering to the homeless and sharing the gospel with Muslims in the community. The seminary’s Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization sent the team to struggling Detroit neighborhoods, March…

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Mohler, colleagues publish e-book refuting new book, ‘God and the Gay Christian’

James A. Smith Sr. — April 22, 2014

A new book’s “exceedingly dangerous” assertions that homosexual orientation and gay marriage are consistent with a high view of the Bible is refuted by President R. Albert Mohler Jr. and four of his colleagues at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in an e-book, published today. God and the Gay Christian?…

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Southern Seminary trustees update faculty hiring policies, ‘unify’ faculty

James A. Smith Sr. — April 16, 2014

In order to continue to “attract and retain a first-class academic faculty,” said President R. Albert Mohler Jr., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s board of trustees approved updates to faculty employment policies and unified the graduate and undergraduate faculties during its April 14-15 meeting. Trustees also approved promotions, designations to…

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Platt: gospel requires cultural engagement — especially on unpopular issues

Hayley Schoeppler — March 21, 2014

The gospel should compel “contrite, compassionate, courageous” cultural engagement, David Platt exhorted in a chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 20. Preaching from selected passages in Genesis 1-3, Platt, the pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., and bestselling author, pointedly challenged younger evangelicals’…

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Utah evangelicals on ‘vanguard’ for American believers, Mohler says

Karen L. Willoughby — March 17, 2014

Southern Baptists in Utah and other western states live at the forefront of a cultural change sweeping the nation at a rapid pace, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said Feb. 25 at First Baptist Church of Provo, Utah. Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, spoke earlier in the day…

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