R. Albert Mohler Jr. named three young scholars to key academic leadership positions during his address in the plenary session of the spring meeting of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Board of Trustees, April 15. Mohler announced Matthew J. Hall as provost and senior vice president of academic administration, Paul Akin as dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry, and Dustin Bruce as the dean of Boyce College.
Hall’s appointment is effective immediately. Akin and Bruce each begin June 1.
“This is a great and historic moment for Southern Seminary and Boyce College,” said Mohler, who is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College. “We have the great opportunity to celebrate a generational transition in the leadership of the seminary that points to the future. One of my determinations is to make certain that this institution has the very best leadership at every moment in order to assure faithfulness, excellence, and continuity in the great work that we have been assigned. I have tremendous confidence in this new team.”
Political engagement should start in the church, say Mohler and Leeman at Southern Seminary Late Night event during TGC April 8, 2019
The local church should be the starting place for Christian engagement in political thinking and involvement, said Jonathan Leeman at Late Night event sponsored by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during The Gospel Coalition national conference, April 2. The event was a conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, for a the first-ever recording of Thinking in Public, Mohler’s interview series with notable scholars and thinkers about their work.
Southern at TGC: Institutions are indispensable for the growth of the church, says Mohler during breakout session April 5, 2019
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was well represented at the biennial national conference of The Gospel Coalition, April 1-3. The seminary sponsored two events during the week: a breakout session featuring R. Albert Mohler Jr. and a live recording of Mohler’s popular podcast Thinking in Public, both on Tuesday, April 2. In addition, Southern Seminary alumnus Jeff Robinson moderated a panel discussion featuring professor Juan R. Sanchez and trustee H.B. Charles.
The gospel needs to spread throughout the world through ordinary people, just like it did in the book of Acts, said J.D. Greear during chapel at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, March 26.
Greear, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, used the example of Stephen in Acts 6-7 to bring this point home, arguing that the blueprint for the spread of Christianity was more like Stephen’s dramatic sermon before the Sanhedrin than the Sermon on the Mount.
Mohler releases new book on the Apostles’ Creed, asserts its critical place in Christian instruction
The book calls every generation to embrace the faith of the first Christians with the very words they used
Among all the statements and confessions in the history of the church, one stands above them all: the Apostles’ Creed. Recited at every commencement ceremony of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and in churches — of all traditions and varieties — across the world, the Apostles’ Creed has long been considered the basic teaching of Christianity.
But it is much more than a historical document, according to R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. It is a deeply compelling and transformative link between Christians old and new. In his new book, The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits, Mohler seeks to rekindle a love for the creed nearly 2,000 years after its writing.
The book is out today from Nelson Books, and can be purchased at Amazon and major booksellers everywhere.
Beougher installed as acting dean of Billy Graham School March 21, 2019
Timothy K. Beougher will serve as the acting dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced Thursday evening. Beougher, the Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and the associate dean of the Billy Graham School, will begin serving as acting dean immediately.
The United States needs men and women of conviction who are willing to resist apathy and do uncomfortable things at critical moments, Kentucky governor Matt Bevin told a packed Heritage Hall at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for the most recent Leadership Briefing, March 19.
A new Southern Seminary podcast hosted by professor Timothy Paul Jones will prepare pastors to minister more effectively in urban communities. The podcast is a resource of the Dehoney Center for Urban Ministry Training, which Jones serves as director, and its first episode released on February 25.
In addition to his responsibilities as the C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Family Ministry and associate vice president for Global Campus, Jones was appointed director of the Dehoney Center in 2018. He is also an elder at Sojourn Church Midtown.
Mohler tackles hot-button cultural issues during Ask Anything event at University of Southern California March 11, 2019
Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. took questions for almost two hours, questions ranging from advice on evangelism to some of the most significant hot-button issues in society.
The event was the third stop on the Ask Anything Tour, a series of public question-and-answer forums with Mohler on university campuses around the United States. This latest stop, Friday, March 1, was at the University of Southern California, where around 500 students crammed into one of the historic auditoriums on campus. Previous events took place last year at the University of Louisville and at UCLA.
‘Mystery of integrity’ must propel the church forward, says Moore during Norton Lectures March 4, 2019
The church’s integrity, or internal stability, is maintained by holding together and articulating critical paradoxes in the Bible, said Russell Moore in the Norton Lectures at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Feb. 26-27. The lectures were titled “The Mystery of Integrity: The Quest for Congruence in a Culture of Conformity.”
While the word “integrity” is often used regarding moral character, it really represents the “holding together” of something, like a building or institution. This integrity is critical to the church in the 21st century, and it is expressed in Scripture primarily through paradox, said Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and former dean of the School of Theology at Southern Seminary.