At the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, SBTS remembers MLK visit; Williams writes about ongoing need for racial reconciliation

Aaron Cline Hanbury — August 27, 2013

August 28 is the 50th anniversary of  the March on Washington, the 1963 large-scale rally that advocated for civil and economic rights of American-Americans in the United States. Fifty-two years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Southern Seminary to give the 1961 Julius Brown Gay Lecture on Christian Ethics. Audio from King’s…

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What the March on Washington couldn’t accomplish: 50 years later, a call for gospel-centered racial reconciliation

Jarvis Williams — August 23, 2013

The Civil Rights movement in the second half of the 20th century worked ferociously to fight for the equal rights of people of color, especially for the equal rights of African-Americans. Many women and men, both black and white, sacrificed time, money, and the high price of their own lives…

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Mohler calls ministers to speak the truth in times of trouble during 20th anniversary convocation address

Aaron Cline Hanbury — August 21, 2013

In the midst of cultural pressures to remain silent, R. Albert Mohler Jr. told ministers to speak the truth because souls are at stake, during an Aug. 20 convocation address marking his 20th anniversary as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “We are called to be, as Scripture describes…

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Schreiner offers ‘pastoral’ explanation of how ‘Scripture fits together’ in new book

RuthAnne Irvin — August 7, 2013

A new biblical theology book is a “pastoral” effort to help Christians understand “how all of Scripture fits together,” said author Thomas R. Schreiner, a New Testament scholar at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In a recent interview with Towers, Southern Seminary’s news magazine, Schreiner said he wrote The King…

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Pope’s comments on gays don’t signal change in Catholic teaching, SBTS prof. says

David Roach — August 1, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, also commented on this subject in a recent essay and podcast, “Who Am I to Judge? The Pope, the Press and the Predicament” and the Aug. 1 edition of The Briefing. Pope Francis’ comment that he will not…

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John D.W. Watts, former professor at Southern Seminary, dies at 92

SBTS Communications — July 24, 2013

Former professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, John Drayton Williams Watts, died July 21 near his home in Penney Farms, Fla., according to the family. He was 92. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the seminary, said of Watts, “John D.W. Watts was both an Old Testament scholar and…

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Friends honor Southern Seminary donor with student discipleship fund

Ruth Schenk — July 22, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Southeast Outlook. Used by permission. Rick Bordas never planned a legacy. He wasn’t thinking about it as he made rounds in his sales business, cared for his wife Lori and sons Jeffrey and Joshua, volunteered at Southeast Christian Church and for the Foundation Board at…

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At memorial service and on social media, students, colleagues react to professor William R. Cutrer’s death

Aaron Cline Hanbury — July 19, 2013

Following the death of William R. Cutrer, a professor and staff physician at Southern Seminary who died Saturday, July 13, friends and family responded with an outpouring of love and support. Cutrer became the first medical doctor to join the faculty of Southern following his successful career as an obstetrician…

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Updated: William R. Cutrer, seminary professor, dies suddenly from heart-related complications

Aaron Cline Hanbury — July 13, 2013

William R. Cutrer, a professor and staff physician at Southern Seminary, died Saturday morning, July 13, from cardiac-related complications. According to his wife, Cutrer, 62, left his home for a bicycle ride around 7 a.m. and not long after, fellow cyclists  found him tipped over on his bicycle. The cyclists…

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Jarvis Williams, four-time alumnus, joins seminary faculty

Aaron Cline Hanbury — July 12, 2013

Jarvis J. Williams, an author, speaker and four-time alumnus of Southern Seminary, joined the seminary’s full-time faculty this summer and immediately began his new teaching duties as associate professor of New Testament interpretation. “Jarvis Williams is a wonderful young scholar and we’re thrilled to have him join the faculty,” said…

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