Mohler delivers Southern Seminary fall convocation address; announces Mark Dever hire to faculty August 27, 2019
The church has been in a “predicament” for 2,000 years, and its continuing faithfulness is determined by its commitment to stand firm despite that predicament, said R. Albert Mohler Jr. during The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s fall convocation for the 2019-2020 academic year, August 27.
His address, which was drawn from the text of 1 Corinthians 11:18-31 and titled “The Christian Predicament,” noted that the church is considered foolish and scandalous for its commitment to the cross of Christ. And that is exactly what God intended in his wisdom, according to Mohler, who is president of Southern Seminary.
Todd Fisher, a senior pastor for more than 25 years and former member of the Board of Trustees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, joined the faculty of Southern Seminary earlier this month. Fisher, who graduated from the seminary’s doctor of philosophy program last year, joins the faculty as the Assistant Professor of Christian Preaching.
Fisher earned his master of theology and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southern Seminary in 2018. He also served as a member of the Southern Seminary Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2016, and as its chairman from 2013 to 2014.
Musician and worship leader joins Boyce College faculty July 25, 2019
Boyce College is hiring to its faculty worship leader and music teacher Kha Do, the school announced today. Do joins the faculty in an official capacity after serving as an adjunct professor for nearly two years and overseeing a number of music projects at Boyce College, including band leadership and album production.
Do will be Assistant Professor of Music and Worship and the department coordinator for the worship program at Boyce College. In this role, Do will give general oversight to all Boyce ensembles, directly lead the Dorm Meeting Band, and co-lead the Boyce College Choir.
New Center for Christian Apologetics to continue Southern Seminary’s legacy of defending truth July 2, 2019
Timothy Paul Jones will be the director of the center
Secular culture is more antagonistic to the Christian faith than ever before. In the last century, historic Christianity has often been criticized as outdated, outmoded, and out of touch. And at each step, the church has trusted The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to defend it.
A new Center for Christian Apologetics at Southern Seminary will continue that legacy by ensuring that today’s Christians are prepared to defend historic, orthodox Christianity. The center will give students opportunities to learn from leading apologists and theologians in an effort to underline Southern Seminary as a leading institution for the study of apologetics as a theological discipline.
Southern Seminary’s extensive involvement at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 21, 2019
Through its two booths, Southern Seminary and Boyce College connected with more than 1,200 prospective students, alumni, and friends during the week.
Southern Seminary was well represented at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, June 11-12. The school connected with more than 1,200 prospective students, alumni, and friends between both Southern and Boyce booths at SBC annual meeting. Southern also had nearly 800 people request more information from admissions, alumni, and SBTS Communications.
Highlights for the week at the annual meeting included President R. Albert Mohler’s annual seminary report, the seminary luncheon, alumnus Noe Garcia’s election as the second vice president of the SBC, and various panels featuring Southern Seminary administrators and graduates.
Haste will also lead the strategic and rapidly growing Professional Doctoral Studies program.
Southern Seminary is hiring to its faculty noted author and experienced professor Matthew Haste, who joins Southern after four years of teaching at the seminary of Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced the hire today.
Haste will be Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality and the Director of Professional Doctoral Studies at Southern Seminary.
“Matt Haste is both a scholar and a leader, and that makes him just right for the job of leading our professional doctoral program,” said Mohler in a statement. “We eagerly welcome him to the Southern Seminary team, and I am thankful for the wealth of experience and vision that he will bring.”
Matthew Westerholm, a gifted theologian and worship pastor, is joining The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as the Associate Professor of Church Music and Worship, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced today.
Westerholm will continue Southern Seminary’s rich legacy of training men and women for music and worship ministry. Weeks after the seminary announced Matt Boswell’s hire to the Department of Biblical Worship, the addition of Westerholm highlights the seminary’s commitment to train faithfully the next generation of theologically sound worship leaders.
As he is about to begin his 27th year as the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, R. Albert Mohler Jr. emphasized the rich and deep theological training students are receiving at the school.
Southern Seminary is “unapologetically Southern Baptist,” and remains as committed as ever to train men and women for gospel ministry. Thus, every word of the school’s title carries weight, he said.
“Every single word in the name of Southern Seminary is vitally important,” Mohler said. “We are, without apology, a theological seminary for the training of pastors and ministers.”
Four new professors are joining the faculty of Southern Seminary and Boyce College for the fall semester, announced president R. Albert Mohler Jr. last week. Read about each of them below.
Barry Gibson, a veteran teacher and two-time graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is joining the faculty of Boyce College as the Associate Professor of Teacher Education, according to an announcement from R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary.