Dec-Jan “Towers” looks at the church calendar, to the year ahead

Aaron Cline Hanbury — December 3, 2012

The December-January “Towers” is now on stands and online. Every December, my mom used to put this felt “advent calendar” on the wall, then my siblings and I would stick little wooden figures onto it as we counted down to Christmas. It was fun. All it really taught me, though, was…

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Tragedy, hope and theology for life: Schreiners display model of faithfulness

RuthAnne Irvin — November 26, 2012

On Aug. 17, the Schreiner family faced a tragedy. Tom Schreiner, a New Testament professor at Southern Seminary, received news that his wife, Diane, was involved in a severe bicycle accident, leaving her unconscious, with several broken bones and fractures — and, of most urgent concern, bruising to her brain….

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SBTS alumnus and longtime prof, Tate, dies at age 87

Aaron Cline Hanbury — November 17, 2012

Marvin Embry Tate Jr., an alumnus and longtime professor of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Nov. 16, 2012 at age 87. He was a professor of Old Testament interpretation from 1960 until 1995, and then a senior professor until 2003. Born May 2, 1925 in Hope, Ark., Tate grew…

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November “Towers” explores G.K. Chesterton, art and leadership

Aaron Cline Hanbury — November 5, 2012

The November “Towers” is now on stands and online. Any list of history’s most influential Christian writers will include Gilbert Keith Chesterton, unless, of course, it’s a poor list. His fiction and literary critical work merited him significant praise during his own lifetime, even making him one the most discussed personalities…

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SBTS Press publishes A Guide to Expository Ministry

Aaron Cline Hanbury — October 30, 2012

SBTS Press, a division of Southern Seminary, released a new book, A Guide to Expository Ministry, Oct. 30, 2012. The book, a third volume in SBTS Press’ guide book series, debuted at the Expositors Summit conference hosted by the seminary’s Center for Christian Preaching. Expository preaching is a call to…

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SBTS names new VP of advancement

Aaron Cline Hanbury — October 17, 2012

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary announced R. Craig Parker as its vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the Southern Seminary Foundation, Oct. 17. “Craig Parker is a man of remarkable gifts, long standing Southern Baptist experience, valuable experience in the local church and a demonstrated expertise in…

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Jason Allen elected as Midwestern’s president

T. Patrick Hudson — October 16, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO. (BP) — In a 29-2 vote, Jason K. Allen has been elected by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees as the school’s fifth president. The vote took place Monday, Oct. 15, during the trustees’ bi-annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo. Allen, 35, comes to Midwestern from Louisville, Ky.,…

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Pierre examines fatherhood issues, offers pastoral remedies

Craig Sanders — October 10, 2012

“How can ministers of the gospel help people whose fathers were bad role models?” asks Jeremy Pierre in a recent article appearing on The Gospel Coalition website. Pierre, assistant professor of biblical counseling at Southern Seminary, presents several pastoral remedies to urgent fatherhood problems in his article, “A Good Dad…

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SBTS elects Boyce prof, approves strategic plan

Aaron Cline Hanbury — October 10, 2012

At its fall meeting, Oct. 9, the Board of Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary approved a new strategic plan, voted to form a task force to review the seminary’s administrative structure and elected Heath Lambert to the faculty of Boyce College. “Heath Lambert is a scholar and an…

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Southern Seminary opens center for missions mobilization

Aaron Cline Hanbury — October 9, 2012

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary officially opened its new Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization, Oct. 9, during the seminary’s Heritage Week. This center will mobilize prayer and people for the fulfillment of the Great Commission through the Southern Seminary community. Functions of the Bevin Center will include a major missions…

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