Akin in chapel: ‘Trust the Bible’

Christians should love the Word of God because it is what God uses to bring his people to belief in Jesus, said Daniel L. Akin, president of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary during a March 13 chapel address at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

More

Gilbert encourages Christians to take their work seriously at Commonweal Project luncheon

Christians should take their work seriously as one of three God-given spheres of responsibility, said Greg Gilbert during The Commonweal Project’s Spring Lecture Luncheon on Wednesday, March 7, at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gilbert, who is pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, presented the first of two lectures based on his new book, The Gospel at Work, at the event. The second luncheon of the series will be held April 25.

More

Protecting the vulnerable: MinistrySafe and SBTS discuss sexual abuse during Counsel the Word

Experts in abuse prevention address how churches can prepare and respond to situations in their congregations.

Christ took the exploitation of the vulnerable seriously, so the church is called to do the same, said Christian leaders during Counsel the Word at Southern Seminary, March 2-3.

More

Thousands remember the life of Billy Graham at the evangelist’s funeral

Family and friends celebrated the life of Billy Graham in a memorial service on the campus of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 2. Described as Graham’s final crusade, the ceremony focused on the message that marked the evangelist’s life and ministry as the defining figure of 20th century American evangelicalism.

More

Mohler answers assorted questions on faith and reason at UCLA event

One student asked about the Christian understanding of gender and transgenderism. Another asked why God allows “80 percent” of the world’s population to spend eternity in hell. Yet another student asked about Christians participating in stem cell research and therapies. In all, R. Albert Mohler Jr. answered questions as varied as the people in the room.

More

Scholarly ‘populism’ provides a way forward in New Testament theology, says Yarbrough at SBTS Gheens Lectures

A confessional interpretation of the Bible can flourish in the 21st century church, said New Testament scholar Robert W. Yarbrough in a series of three Gheens Lectures, delivered on Feb. 27-28 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He set this argument over against the dominant critical interpretation of the Bible in the secular academy.

More

‘Meditate on God’s covenant faithfulness’ during difficult times, encouraged Sanchez during SBTS chapel

Christians can be confident in God’s purposes for their lives because he has demonstrated his covenant faithfulness to his people, said Juan Sanchez in a March 1 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

More

Southern Seminary celebrates the late Billy Graham’s long-time relationship with Southern Seminary

R. Albert Mohler Jr. celebrated the life of the late Billy Graham in a February 22 chapel service at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, highlighting the famed evangelist’s relationship with the seminary. Graham died Wednesday, February 21, at the age of 99.

Mohler, who is president of Southern, began the service reflecting upon Graham’s immense influence in the history of Southern Seminary.

More

Mohler on Graham: ‘An epic era of evangelical history has come to an end’

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., reflects on the life of Billy Graham who died today at the age of 99. The Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Seminary is the only graduate school the famed evangelist granted permission to use his name. Establishment of the Billy Graham School was announced in 1993 at the inauguration of Mohler, at which Graham spoke.

More

Billy Graham, Southern Baptist preacher and evangelist, dies at 99

William Franklin “Billy” Graham, the Southern Baptist evangelist famous for his evangelistic crusades around the world, died today at his home in Asheville, N.C., a spokesman for the family confirmed. He was 99.

Graham, the internationally renowned evangelist and evangelical leader, preached during his ministry to nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries, more than anyone else in history, according to his organization’s website. He reached incalculably more people through television, video, film and web.

More