Strong view of Christ overcomes despair, Dilbeck says at Southern Seminary chapel

Annie Corser — March 22, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — A weak view of Christ is the result of many Christians today not thinking about theological issues, said Oklahoma Baptist leader Hance Dilbeck in a chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 17. “The sad thing about the church today is that we don’t…

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Mendoza urges Boyce College students to ‘labor’ for wisdom  

Abby Davis — March 17, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — In the first-ever Boyce College chapel service preached in Spanish on March 9, pastor Jose Mendoza encouraged students to recognize their need for wisdom and work hard to obtain it. “Wisdom requires a certain attitude,” said Mendoza, director of the Institute of Wisdom and Integrity and associate…

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Cross of Christ condemns pride, Meyer says at SBTS chapel

Andrew J.W. Smith — March 16, 2016

Jesus Christ’s death on the cross signals the ultimate death of human pride, said Minnesota pastor Jason Meyer at his March 15 chapel message at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Preaching on the relationship between Psalm 22 and its allusions in Mark 15, Meyer showed how the Psalms set the…

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Boyce College senior receives NCCAA Maravich basketball award

Robert Chapman — March 10, 2016

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — A Boyce College senior who never played organized basketball before donning a Bulldogs uniform took home the NCCAA’s top award for Division II athletes, the organization announced March 8. Ben Akers, a senior forward from Danville, Kentucky, is the first Boyce player to win the…

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Southern Seminary’s Renown Youth Conference encourages students to seek wisdom

Bonnie Burke — March 9, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — Leaders at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary challenged more than 600 middle and high school students to seek wisdom with a Christian worldview, March 5-6, at the Renown Youth Conference, hosted by Southern’s undergraduate school Boyce College. “If you start somewhere other than, ‘In the beginning…

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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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