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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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  • Mohler's 25 years at Southern Seminary celebrated

    by SBTS Communications, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees presented a resolution of appreciation to R. Albert Mohler Jr. to celebrate his 25th anniversary as president of the institution during a special chapel service Oct. 9.

    A sermon by Atlanta-area pastor James Merritt and reflections from Mohler, who became the seminary's president in 1993, also were part of the celebration at the Louisville, Ky., campus.

    Trustee vice chairman and North Carolina pastor Clint Pressley presented the resolution, reading the text to a filled-to-capacity Alumni Memorial Chapel. Mohler received the framed ... Read More

  • Q&A: Mohler reflects on 25 yrs. at Southern Seminary

    by SBTS Communications, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- On the occasion of his 25th anniversary as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's president, R. Albert Mohler Jr. sat down for a wide-ranging conversation about cultural challenges, theological education, the Southern Baptist Convention and his tenure as the ninth president of the SBC's oldest seminary.

    "When I came here as a student, I definitely came wanting to do a Ph.D. I wanted to be, and felt called to be, a theologian and a preacher of the Word," Mohler said. "I wanted to be deeply involved in apologetics. And I assumed that would be in the pastorate. But I knew that it ... Read More

  • In NYC, trustees deepen their church planting vision

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NAMB photo by Hayley Catt
    NEW YORK CITY (BP) -- As the No. 7 New York City subway line rises from underground in Queens, N.Y., passengers then find themselves riding above one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world.

    In the school system alone, 176 languages are spoken among an estimated 800 languages spoken in Queens.

    A group of NAMB trustees and staff exited the subway to meet church planting missionaries Adam Bishop, Silvanus Bhandari and Joseph Biswas on the aptly-named Diversity Plaza in ... Read More

  • 'Gosnell' helps uncover 'horrors of abortion'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A trio of forthcoming movies hailed by pro-life activists -- led by "Gosnell" opening Oct. 12 -- could influence Americans' thinking on abortion, critics say.

    Christians "have been behind the curve, and we're just now starting to realize the importance" of promoting the sanctity of unborn life through film, Christian filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke told Baptist Press. Gosnell's potential impact is indicated by "just how furious people on the other side, the pro-abortion people, have been in trying to stop the movie, trying to reduce its credibility, trying to not get it aired in theaters." Read More

  • Christian, ethnic persecution 'nightmare' in China

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Christians and ethnic minorities are living a "nightmare" in China under President Xi Jinping, a congressional commission report released today (Oct. 10) documents.

    Jinping's unmerciful program to "Sinicize" religion into a government-controlled framework, marginalize ethnic minorities including Uyghur Muslims, and redefine human rights intensified in 2018, making life a nightmare for civilians, U.S. Representative and commission co-chair Chris Smith said in releasing the 2018 Annual Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). Read More

  • David Platt: 'Church leaders, What is success?'

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NOBTS photo by Chandler McCall
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- David Platt posed a question he called "critical" for church leaders to answer in a Founders' Day chapel message at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    "What is success for you?" Platt asked. "How do you define success in your role as a leader in the church?"

    Platt, former president of the SBC International Mission Board who has moved to a northern Virginia pastorate, spoke at a special evening service marking the conclusion of the New ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Unknown heroes

    by Chuck Lawless, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Chuck Lawless writes about heroes who have planted their lives in places few people have heard of, yet they are the spiritual shepherds of their communities. Read More