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  • Cooperation is 'our heart & soul,' Richards says

    by Annie Corser, posted Thursday, March 23, 2017 (4 days ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptists need to unite in order "to advance the Kingdom of God together for God's glory," state convention leader Jim Richards said in a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    "What we have [as churches in the Southern Baptist Convention] is definitely much more in common than we have apart," said Richards, executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, noting that "our heart and our soul" is "to be together." Read More

  • Dearborn's Arab-Americans receptive, seminarians say

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Friday, March 17, 2017 (10 days ago)

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    DEARBORN, Mich. (BP) -- In Dearborn, Mich., home of the largest concentration of Arab-Americans in the United States, students from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary learned about praying for and sharing the Gospel with local Muslims during a three-day visit to the city.

    Led by faculty member Ayman S. Ibrahim, the team interacted with a number of the 100,000-plus Arab Americans who comprise at least 45 percent of Dearborn's population. Read More

  • 'Go find someone hurting,' Tada tells SBTS audiences

    by Charissa Crotts, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (27 days ago)

    Photo by Candice Watters/SBTS
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- "Go find someone hurting worse than you and help them," Joni Eareckson Tada said during a two-day visit to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

    Tada, a quadriplegic speaker and author, told her personal story and focused on practical ministry to the disabled by local churches in a talk to 350 Southern Seminary students and their families for a Student Life Conference on Feb. 10. Read More

  • Embrace prophetic role, Mohler exhorts SBTS grads

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, December 06, 2016 (3 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Christian ministers should not settle for the comfortable career of secular professionals but courageously embrace their prophetic role, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in his Dec. 2 winter commencement address at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The seminary conferred 180 master's and doctoral degrees during commencement exercises in Alumni Memorial Chapel. Read More

  • Protestant, Catholic dividing lines examined in new book

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Tuesday, November 01, 2016 (4 months ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- With the approaching 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the need for clarity on the commonalities and differences between Catholics and Protestants grows ever more urgent, according to the authors of "The Unfinished Reformation."

    Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Chris Castaldo, lead pastor of New Covenant Church, Naperville, Ill., provide a thorough and careful examination of the issues at stake. Both authors have experience with Catholicism: Allison served with CRU, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ, at Notre Dame and was a missionary to Italy, and Castaldo was raised Roman Catholic and later converted to evangelicalism. Read More

  • Political engagement, trust in God's sovereignty urged

    by SBTS Communications , posted Monday, October 17, 2016 (5 months ago)

    SBTS Photo by Emil Handke.
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Jesus is the "ultimate" refugee and immigrant, and as a result the church has a responsibility to love and care for strangers in their land, said Georgia pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention president Bryant Wright during an Oct. 11 chapel message during Heritage Week at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    "The role of government is different. The role of government includes a protection of the citizens, but our role in the church is to love our neighbor," said Wright, who received his M.Div. from Southern Seminary in 1979. "And we are called to do ... Read More