Strachan named executive director of CBMW

S. Craig Sanders — January 7, 2013

The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW) named Boyce college professor Owen Strachan as its new executive director, Jan 7., 2013. “Owen is an exceptionally gifted theologian and scholar who brings a gospel-gravity to his cultural commentary,” said Dan DeWitt, dean of Boyce College. “His appointment at the CBMW will…

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Adoption a pro-life issue for evangelicals, Moore tells RNS

Aaron Cline Hanbury — January 2, 2013

Southern Seminary’s Russell D. Moore says adoption calls evangelical Christians to “shelter the vulnerable,” in an interview published by the Religion News Service (RNS), Dec. 31, 2012. Moore, senior vice president for academic administration and dean of the School of Theology, talks with an editor from RNS, Adelle Banks, about…

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In light of Connecticut shooting, Mohler offers special edition of The Briefing

Aaron Hanbury — December 14, 2012

In light of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., early Dec. 14, R. Albert Mohler Jr. recorded a special edition episode of his daily podcast, The Briefing. Mohler is the president of Southern Seminary. In this episode, Mohler reacts to the shooting and addresses questions like,…

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Mohler featured in New York Times editorial

S. Craig Sanders — December 14, 2012

An opinion editorial published in The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2012, referenced R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, concerning the use of extra-biblical traditions in the Christmas story. According to the editorial, “Hark! The Herald Angels Didn’t Sing,” the use of imagination and elaboration in the Christmas…

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Moore addresses ARTs in USA Today article

Aaron Cline Hanbury — December 12, 2012

In a USA TODAY article posted Dec. 9, Russell D. Moore offers comments about the use of artificial reproductive technologies, particularly by same-sex couples. USA TODAY religion reporter Cathy Lynn Gorssman writes about the complexity of current parenthood questions, suggesting that terms like “father” and “mother” may soon take multiple new meanings….

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Mohler comments on conservative politics at BBC News

S. Craig Sanders — December 12, 2012

An article by BBC News Magazine, Dec. 11, featured comments from R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, regarding the changing role of evangelicals in American politics. “Evangelicals may well have to learn how to live in a minority position against the larger society moving in a different direction,”…

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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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