‘Leadership is character,’ says Bingham at Julius B. Gay lectures February 14, 2020

A true leader does not just manage people effectively, but also models a godly life for others, said D. Jeffrey Bingham during the Julius B. Gay lectureship at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, February 11-12. Bingham, dean of the school of theology and professor of theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, delivered three lectures titled “The Soul of a Leader: Acuity from Antiquity” at Heritage Hall. In these addresses, Bingham explored what modern leaders can learn from the thinkers of the past, including the church fathers.

In today’s culture, leadership is often associated with being an effective administrator — being someone who can manage a team to accomplish a common goal. Though good administration is not bad, Bingham said, the heart of leadership must begin with a leader’s integrity.

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Missions and evangelism remain the church’s task until ‘the end of the age,’ says Mohler at Southern Seminary spring convocation February 4, 2020

The church should prioritize the preaching of the gospel, both at home and abroad, until the end of the age, said R. Albert Mohler Jr. at the spring convocation of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on February 4. 

“So long as we are here, we have work to do. So long as this age continues, we have a task, a calling, a commission,” said Mohler, who is president of the seminary. “The only reason for this age to continue is that this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed to all nations — to the whole world.”

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Boyce College adds Alisha Biler to English faculty and Writing Center January 31, 2020

Biler comes to Boyce College with over a decade of experience in English, teaching, and ministry.

Starting this semester, Alisha Biler will teach in the Humanities department at Boyce College as the Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics at Boyce College. She will also lead the Writing Center at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as its director.

“A distinctly Christian vision of education understands the power of the written word, framed by the God who has spoken to us in words and sentences,” said Matthew J. Hall, provost of Southern Seminary. “The appointment of Dr. Alisha Biler to the Boyce College faculty is great news. She brings tremendous experience and ability to the post as a proven Christian scholar and teacher."

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New SBTS Press title highlights the place of truth in key theological disciplines January 17, 2020

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary today released a volume highlighting the place of truth in key theological disciplines ranging from systematic theology to biblical counseling. The book, Truths You Can Trust, contains thirteen chapters written by professors at Southern Seminary, each emphasizing the seminary’s commitment to biblical fidelity in every area of theology and life.

A free ebook is available through the Southern Seminary website and a paperback version can be purchased on Amazon for $17.99.

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Michael O’Neill, longtime accountant at Southern Seminary, appointed VP for accounting and finance December 19, 2019

Michael O’Neill has been appointed vice president for accounting and finance at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. O’Neill has extensive experience in the field of finance and has worked at Southern Seminary for more than a decade.

Prior to this announcement, O’Neill, who is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner for the state of Kentucky, served as assistant vice president for accounting and controller for the last 13 years, supervising all accounting functions for the seminary.

In that role, he oversaw perfect budget audits for eight of the previous nine years. He began his new VP role in December.

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Graduates of Southern Seminary carry ‘knowledge of salvation’ to a broken world, says Mohler at winter commencement December 13, 2019

Graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are heralds of the good news of salvation through the forgiveness of sins, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, at the school’s 224th commencement exercises, December 13.

During the ceremony in the historic Alumni Memorial Chapel, 150 master’s and doctoral students were present to receive their degrees on Friday as members of a 208-person graduating class. These graduates are sent out as stewards of the knowledge of salvation into a world that desperately needs that knowledge, Mohler said in his commencement address.

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Southern Seminary graduates elected to major leadership positions in the Kentucky Baptist Convention December 9, 2019

Three graduates of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary were elected to leadership positions of the Kentucky Baptist Convention during the KBC annual meeting in Lexington, Kentucky, November 12.

Chad Fugitt, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Corbin, Kentucky, was elected president of the KBC, while Wes Fowler, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Mayfield in Mayfield, Kentucky, and Greg Gilbert, senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, were elected first and second vice president, respectively.

These three elections highlight the longstanding cooperative and flourishing relationship between the KBC and the flagship seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, dating back to Southern Seminary’s move from Greenville, South Carolina, to Louisville in 1859.

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Southern Seminary expands its non-residential doctoral studies program, adds two modular concentrations December 4, 2019

In an effort to make its doctoral studies program available to pastor-theologians everywhere, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is installing new doctor of philosophy modular concentrations in Biblical Studies and Historical and Theological Studies, the school announced today.

The two modular formats will bring Southern Seminary’s high standard of excellence in biblical and theological studies to students previously unable to study them remotely. The concentrations also underscore the school’s commitment to excellence in biblical and theological scholarship in service to the church, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary.

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Southern Seminary professors feature prominently at annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society November 26, 2019

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was well-represented at the 71st annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) on November 20-22 in San Diego, California.

Stephen J. Wellum, Professor of Christian Theology and editor of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology at Southern Seminary, presented one of the three plenary presentations on the final morning of the event, underscoring the school’s commitment to rigorous evangelical scholarship and its relationship with like-minded scholars.

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Friends and colleagues honor Tom Schreiner with a festschrift at B&H luncheon during ETS annual meeting November 21, 2019

Friends, colleagues, and former students of Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, presented a festschrift in his honor during the B&H Academic luncheon at the 71st Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting in San Diego, California, November 20.

As they did so, they extolled Schreiner’s prodigious scholarship and godly character to a room filled with people who have benefitted from both during his 37 years of teaching ministry.

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