Islam requires strategic engagement, SBTS professors say at Alumni Academy

Andrew J.W. Smith — August 11, 2016

With fresh news reports about Islam appearing daily, and the need for global gospel proclamation as critical as ever, Christians need to learn how to engage with Islam theologically and strategically, said two professors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during the Aug. 8-9 Alumni Academy. Ayman Ibrahim, Bill and…

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Russell Moore awarded alumnus of the year at annual SBTS luncheon

Andrew J.W. Smith — June 16, 2016

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (SBTS) — R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary presented the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award to Russell D. Moore at the seminary’s June 15 alumni luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. “Russ Moore has already made history and there…

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Southern Seminary ‘thriving’ in face of secularization, Mohler reports to SBC messengers

Andrew J.W. Smith — June 16, 2016

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (SBTS) — The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s record-setting enrollment numbers testify to an ideological paradox of the cultural revolution, said SBTS President R. Albert Mohler Jr. during his June 15 report to messengers during the SBC annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Despite the supposed death of…

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Matthew J. Hall named dean of Boyce College

Andrew J.W. Smith — June 10, 2016

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has appointed Matthew J. Hall as dean of its undergraduate school Boyce College. Hall, assistant professor of church history, has served as vice president for academic services at Southern Seminary since 2013. “Matthew Hall is just the leader to take Boyce College into the next…

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SBTS leaders to participate in several events during SBC annual meeting in St. Louis

Andrew J.W. Smith — June 3, 2016

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will be well represented at the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting and other gatherings in St. Louis, Missouri, June 14-15.

SBC’s first black professor among 3 retirees at Southern Seminary

Andrew J.W. Smith — May 25, 2016

The first African-American seminary professor in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention is among three retiring faculty members at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. T. Vaughn Walker, David L. Puckett, and Brian C. Richardson are retiring following the 2015-2016 school year with 64 combined years of service on the…

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Hope for gospel message to ‘speed ahead,’ Mohler says at SBTS commencement

Annie Corser — May 23, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Gospel ministers must proclaim God’s Word with the urgency of eternal consequences, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his May 20 commencement address to the 2016 graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During the institution’s 216th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 284 master’s…

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Record 150 students graduate at Boyce College commencement

Annie Corser — May 17, 2016

A record 150 students graduated from Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, May 13, surpassing the previous mark by more than 40 percent. “We do have confidence that the education invested in them through Boyce College will prepare them whatever the job description may be…

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Burk affirms traditional doctrine of hell in contribution to ‘Four Views’ book

Andrew J.W. Smith — May 5, 2016

Hell is a place of eternal, conscious torment, writes Boyce College professor Denny Burk in his chapter in the newest installment of Zondervan’s Four Views series, Four Views on Hell. While the opposing three views claim to articulate evangelical positions different from the eternal, conscious torment view — terminal punishment (annihilationism), universalism,…

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Southern Seminary’s Counsel the Word addresses depression and Bible’s comfort

Annie Corser — May 4, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The Bible provides comfort and hope for people in the pit of despair, said speakers at the Counsel the Word conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, April 26-27. “When you say, ‘You need something more than the Bible,’ that actually makes a statement about the…

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