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  • TRUSTEES: NOBTS announces multiethnic initiative

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Monday, April 16, 2018 (3 days ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary announced a multiethnic initiative designed to diversify the seminary community and a tuition cap plan during its spring trustee meeting on April 12.

    Trustees approved a $23.4 million dollar budget, four new master of arts in missiology specializations, new undergraduate training sites and faculty promotions. In addition, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore was named visiting professor of theology and ethics, and Liberty University apologist ... Read More

  • 'Our Faithful God' is NOBTS centennial's musical

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 (28 days ago)

    Photo by Chandler McCall/NOBTS
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- God's enduring faithfulness throughout New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's 100-year history is the inspiration for a musical commissioned for its centennial celebration.

    While record enrollments, rapid growth and cutting-edge integration of ministry and education mark the school's history, so also do struggles brought on by an influenza outbreak, economic downturns and hurricanes.

    "Our Faithful God," written by NOBTS alumni Mike Harland and Chris and Diane Machen, debuted March 8 at NOBTS' Leavell Chapel. Musicians from a dozen congregations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana made up the 150-member choir and orchestra featured in the evening presentation. Read More

  • Billy Graham legacy honored by historic pulpit at NOBTS

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, March 09, 2018 (one month ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The faded pulpit at the front of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell Chapel during the first week of March seemed out of place. Out of place unless one saw Billy Graham's signature scrawled on its top.

    The time-worn, battered pulpit is the one used by Graham during his 1954 New Orleans crusade. From Oct. 3-31, 1954, Graham preached the Gospel to crowds at Pelican Stadium and Tulane Stadium in the Crescent City.

    According to The Times-Picayune, 4,411 people committed their lives to Christ during the crusade. Leaders at NOBTS placed the pulpit in Leavell Chapel for campus revival week and preview weekend to honor the Gospel-focused legacy of Graham, who passed away Feb. 21. Read More

  • Racial reconciliation is college's day-long topic

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 (one month ago)

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    CLINTON, Miss. (BP) -- Supernatural unity of the heart is the key to racial reconciliation, speakers said at a day-long event sponsored by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Mississippi College.

    As part of Mississippi College's annual Evangelism Lectures, NOBTS President Chuck Kelley and Ken Weathersby, vice president for convention advancement with the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, spoke on unity for the sake of the Gospel in the morning chapel service.

    "We very naturally seek out people like us. Division, separation is natural," Kelley said during a panel session with Weathersby. Read More

  • Navy Reserve chaplain officer addresses NOBTS chapel

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, February 26, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Dennis Phelps
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Rear Admiral Endel Lee, a Navy Reserve chaplain officer and North American Mission Board church planting catalyst in military communities, challenged a chapel audience at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to "Do your part" for the Kingdom.

    The Feb. 8 service included the commissioning of a new Navy chaplain.

    NOBTS President Chuck Kelley encouraged the audience in opening remarks to consider the varied service opportunities available to chaplains. Read More

  • Platt: Sharing the Gospel is God's will for believers

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, February 07, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Many believers struggle to "find" God's will, David Platt said in chapel Feb. 1 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But he added, "God's will is not something to be 'found.'"

    Platt spoke at the NOBTS Missions Emphasis Day and referenced 2.8 billion people who have little or no knowledge of Jesus.

    "God has [already] clearly revealed His will to us. He has made it clear what He wants us to do," Platt said. "He wants us to take the Gospel to them." Read More

  • 2-year-old dies at NOBTS preschool center

    by Gary Myers, posted Friday, January 12, 2018 (3 months ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- A 2-year-old child died Jan. 11 while eating lunch at the Early Learning Center at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The child lost consciousness after choking on food just after noon Thursday. Efforts to resuscitate the child by members of the ELC staff and EMS responders were unsuccessful.

    NOBTS President Chuck Kelley said the seminary community is saddened by the death and called on members of the immediate community and the larger Southern Baptist community to pray for the child's family and all those affected by the death. Read More

  • Youth leader, NOBTS student, dies on mission field

    by Brian Blackwell/Baptist Message, posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NAKARU, Kenya (BP) -- Even as family and friends mourn the loss of a loved one, they are celebrating the Christ-honoring legacy left behind by Emily Martin, an interim youth leader who died Jan. 1 while serving on her third mission trip to Kenya.

    Martin, 21, of Hebron Baptist Church in Bush, La., passed away following complications from a blood clot that developed inside her lungs shortly after arriving in the country.

    Martin organized the trip, traveling with her brother Joshua, cousin Ashtin Mullett, and friend Vally O'Connor. While in the country, she worked alongside missionaries Len and Susan Eastwood, who represent Neighbors Outreach Worldwide ministry in Nakaru, Kenya. Read More

  • NOBTS graduation: God's call gives confidence

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Drawing on a question once posed to former Southern Baptist Convention president Adrian Rogers, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley encouraged graduate candidates Dec. 16 to continue on with confidence in following God's call on their lives.

    "Someone once asked [Rogers] if he heard an audible voice when God spoke to him," Kelley explained. "Rogers answered, 'No, it's much louder than that.'"

    Kelley reminded listeners of the certainty they had of God's call to ministry when ... Read More

  • Atonement sparks discussion at NOBTS forum

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, November 20, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Chandler McCall
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Testament scholars N.T. Wright and Simon Gathercole addressed the meaning of the atonement at the 14th annual Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum, Nov. 10-11, at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The question considered was whether substitution -- the view that Christ died in the place of sinners -- is enough to communicate the full meaning of atonement.

    In a departure from previous Greer-Heard forums, this year's event featured conservative Christian speakers who agree on the doctrines that all Christians, ... Read More