Hawkins explains keys to influential leadership during Southern Seminary chapel

Annie Corser — March 9, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — A “very influential person” can shape a lasting legacy, said Southern Baptist leader O. S. Hawkins in a chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 3. “The world has a way of forgetting those folks who deemed themselves important people, but it has a…

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Archivist Taffey Hall named SBHLA director

Abby Davis — March 8, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — An archivist with more than a decade of experience researching Baptist history has been named the new director of the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, the Council of Seminary Presidents recently announced. Taffey Hall, previously the library’s archivist, will replace Bill Sumners as SBHLA director…

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9Marks at Southern Seminary expounds on conversion

Annie Corser — March 4, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Healthy churches understand conversion is impossible apart from God, said pastors and leaders at the 9Marks Conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Feb. 26-27. “Conversion is an even greater work of God than creation,” said Mark Dever, president of 9Marks and senior pastor of Capitol…

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Preaching proclaims God’s message of grace, Dever says at Southern Seminary’s Mullins Lectures

Dylan Bailey, Andrew J.W. Smith — March 1, 2016

Preaching symbolizes God speaking to his people and must remain the church’s central focus, said Mark Dever in the Mullins Lectures on Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Feb. 23-25. “Whenever God speaks to man it is an act of love,” said Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill…

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James W. Cox, longtime Southern Seminary preaching professor, dies at 93

Annie Corser and Andrew J.W. Smith — February 23, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — James William Cox, a renowned homiletics professor who taught at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for more than four decades, died Feb. 21 in Louisville, Kentucky, at 93. Born in Kingston, Tennessee, on Jan. 18, 1923, Cox trained generations of pastors and wrote several notable books…

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SBTS panel: Southern Baptists must not ignore racial reconciliation

Robert Chapman — February 22, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Southern Baptists must consider racial reconciliation as important as abortion and same-sex marriage, said leaders and pastors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during a Feb. 17 forum. “Southern Baptists got [race issues] so wrong for so long that we have to deal honestly with it,…

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The world needs Christians of integrity, says D.A. Horton during Southern chapel

Annie Corser — February 19, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Integrity leads Christians to preserving the beauty of the gospel, said D.A. Horton during a Feb. 16 chapel service at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The reputation of Christ and the beauty of the gospel is far more glorious and worth fighting for than those momentary…

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Work tied to marriage and family, says Hamilton at Commonweal lecture

Andrew J.W. Smith — February 18, 2016

Marriage is foundational to God’s creation mandate, said James M. Hamilton Jr. at a Feb. 17 lecture sponsored by the Commonweal Project at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The work God gave the man to do is not to be disconnected from marriage and family,”  said Hamilton, professor of biblical…

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Boyce College professors challenge evangelical response to homosexuality in new book

Annie Corser — February 17, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — The gospel demands change, write Boyce College professors Denny Burk and Heath Lambert in a new book, Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says About Sexual Orientation and Change. Burk, professor of biblical studies at Boyce College, and Lambert, executive director of the Association of Certified Biblical…

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SBTS prof compiles 50 historical reflections on marriage in new book

Annie Corser — February 12, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — As husbands and wives consider biblical marriage with Valentine’s Day approaching, a new book by professors at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary offers historical reflections on marriage from major figures in church history. In Held in Honor: Wisdom for Your Marriage from Voices of the Past,…

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