In new center dedication, Mohler describes urgency for a Christian understanding of Islam

Aaron Cline Hanbury — February 20, 2014

Islam is the “great rival system of belief” to Christianity, according to R. Albert Mohler Jr. And with 1.6 billion adherents, Muslims make up nearly a quarter of the world’s population. In response, the leadership of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary opened and dedicated a new academic center for the…

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Mohler responds to Kentucky gay marriage ruling

James A. Smith Sr. — February 12, 2014

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., posted an essay to his website,, in response to today’s ruling by Federal District Judge John G. Heyburn declaring unconstitutional parts of Kentucky’s ban on gay marriages. The following is an excerpt: “Christians who affirm the biblical understanding…

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Work, economics initiative at Southern Seminary receives grant

James A. Smith Sr. — February 4, 2014

A new academic initiative at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to foster a theology of work and economics among students and faculty received a major grant from the Kern Family Foundation, seminary officials announced recently. “We are very pleased to enter into this partnership with the Kern Family Foundation,” said…

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In discussion of ‘faith and freedom,’ Mohler declares ‘cultural Christianity is dead’

Aaron Cline Hanbury — January 31, 2014

While “cultural Christianity is dead” in an increasingly secular America,  evangelicals have the “theological resources” to keep the faith, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said during a public discussion about faith and politics on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mohler, the president of the seminary, joined nationally syndicated…

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Mohler begins new Q&A podcast: ‘Ask Anything: Weekend Edition’

James A. Smith Sr. — January 31, 2014

“Ask Anything: Weekend Edition,” a new weekly segment of R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s “The Briefing” podcast, will launch Sat., Feb. 1, bringing back a popular feature of the former “The Albert Mohler Program” radio show that allowed listeners to pose questions to the theologian, author and broadcaster. “Ever since the…

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Scriptural authority, gift of salvation ‘inextricable,’ Mohler says

RuthAnne Irvin — January 29, 2014

The authority and inerrancy of Scripture is necessary to understand the gift of salvation, said The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. during the spring 2014 convocation address, Jan. 28. In his address, “‘If You Do Not Believe His Writings, How Will You Believe My Words?’ —…

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Piper to Southern Seminary students: ‘Don’t waste your theological education’

RuthAnne Irvin — January 27, 2014

If seminarians will learn the habit of thinking about God’s truth as a means of enjoying him, then they will not waste their theological education, said John Piper during a special, pre-convocation chapel service, Jan. 23, at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “God gave you doctrine for delight,” he said…

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Burk to lead new Center for Gospel and Culture at Boyce College

Aaron Cline Hanbury — January 22, 2014

Boyce College Dean Dan DeWitt announced recently the formation of a new academic center for cultural engagement — the Center for Gospel and Culture at Boyce College. He also announced that New Testament scholar and ethicist Denny Burk, a member of the Boyce faculty since 2008, will lead the center….

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In latest Alumni Academy course, Timothy Paul Jones addresses family ministry

Matt Damico — January 17, 2014

The call to disciple the next generation belongs to parents, said The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Timothy Paul Jones during the most recent Alumni Academy course, Jan. 9-10. Jones, who in addition to his role as professor of leadership and church ministry is editor of the Journal of Discipleship…

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Jimmy Scroggins: Recovering God’s design for broken families in South Florida

James A. Smith Sr. — January 16, 2014

For many residents, South Florida may very well seem like paradise on earth. The year-round tropical climate draws both young and old seeking an idyllic lifestyle of warm temperatures, beautiful beaches and carefree living. But the fallout of the moral revolution is all too obvious in the southeastern corridor of…

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