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88-year-old retired pastor fulfills collegiate goalROME, Ga. (BP) -- As Shorter University's class of 2017 walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, one graduate received a standing ovation for his long journey.
Horace Sheffield, now 88, first enrolled at Shorter in 1961 and left with 115 credit hours because his own daughters were soon to enter college.
"I didn't care about having a diploma back then, but I'm getting my degree this time," the retired pastor said. Read More
Christ-centered parenting focus of ERLC efforts
Christ-centered parenting will be the focus of a two-pronged effort by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission in August, when it will hold its annual national conference and debut a new, small group study. Read More
Gaines to be nominated for 2nd term as SBC pres.
Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines will be nominated for a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, his son Grant announced today (May 17). Read More
Live to 'give glory to God,' Kelley tells NOBTS gradsNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- God's holiness, sovereignty and glory were underscored to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary graduates for their new chapters in ministry by President Chuck Kelley during commencement May 13.
"You are to so live your lives that those who see you will give glory to God because of the way you are living," Kelley exhorted the seminary's 144 graduates. Read More
From prison to praise, NOBTS grad sees God's handNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Standing in front of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell Chapel on graduation day, Tara Garcia looked back with fondness on her undergraduate experience. But unlike the graduates lined up beside her, Garcia earned her degree inside prison walls.
Garcia completed every class except one prior to her release in January from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel. Read More
Protection for faith-based children's homes goes to TX Senate
A Texas bill offering legal protection for faith-based foster and adoption care agencies is on its way to the state's Senate floor for debate. Read More
Embrace Gospel's 'foolishness,' MBTS grads exhortedKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's academic year concluded in celebratory fashion May 12 as graduates, families and friends gathered for the 61st commencement, launching theologically-trained Gospel ministers into service.
The seminary's largest-ever graduating class of 135 students received 31 undergraduate, 82 graduate and 19 doctoral degrees and three diplomas from Midwestern Women's Institute. Read More