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  • SBC seminaries: #MeToo is 'wakeup call for the church'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (29 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention seminaries long have sought to train ministers in personal integrity, but amid the #MeToo movement, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin said, they have "heightened the alert."

    From Southeastern in North Carolina to Gateway Seminary in Southern California, SBC seminaries are training students and faculty to recognize and deal with abuse, reemphasizing personal sexual morality and offering resources to those struggling with sexual sin.

    Southeastern has "raised the flag and heightened the alert," Akin told Baptist Press, "given the cultural trends that we're now encountering, given the technological world in which we live" where moral failings often are widely publicized. Read More

  • Seminary chairwoman: 'God opens the door'

    by Seth Brown/Biblical Recorder, posted Monday, July 09, 2018 (one month ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Becky Gardner believed she would grow up to be a schoolteacher in Tennessee. But now, as superintendent of an award-winning Christian school in Peoria, Ill., and as a seminary trustee chair, she believes she is right where God wants her to be.

    "I have the philosophy that if God opens the door, I need to walk through," Gardner told the Biblical Recorder, newsjournal of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Read More

  • Jen Wilkin at women's leadership event: Be fearless

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Marc Ira Hooks
    DALLAS(BP) -- Jen Wilkin encouraged women to be fearless in their advocacy on behalf of others and to fear the Lord above all else during this year's Women's Leadership Breakfast June 13 in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting.

    Teaching from Exodus 1:15-22, the author and Bible teacher encouraged women to fear the Lord and to stand up for their sisters in Christ who need advocacy. More than 200 women attended the event.

    "I pray that this will be a room full of women who will speak on behalf of your sisters with fearlessness," she said. Read More

  • Seminary luncheons: highlights & challenges

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Campus highlights and challenges were among the topics of June 13 luncheons for alumni and friends of Southern Baptist seminaries during the SBC's annual meeting in Dallas.

    Gateway

    DALLAS (BP) -- About 150 alumni and friends of Gateway Seminary gathered for their annual luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas June 13. Attendees heard reports about the seminary's progress ... Read More

  • SBC seminary presidents relay reports to messengers

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries reported on their 2017-2018 academic year to messengers June 13 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    Iorg reports Gateway Seminary 'at its best'

    By Kathie Chute

    DALLAS (BP) -- Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, reminded messengers that his past several reports have dealt with transition, moving the campus and a name change. Read More

  • Patterson attorney claims 'misrepresentation'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated June 5 at 3:41 p.m.

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- An attorney for terminated Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson issued a media release late Monday afternoon (June 4) defending Patterson against alleged "wide-spread misrepresentation and misinformation."

    Hours later, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary issued a statement responding to the attorney's claims about documents from Patterson's tenure as Southeastern's president from 1992-2003. Also in response to statements in the release, current Southeastern President Danny Akin told Baptist Press institutional records indicate former student Megan Lively reported to seminary officials in 2003 that "a nonconsensual sexual act had been performed against her person."

    Patterson has drawn fire for, among other issues, his handling of Lively's report. Read More

  • Patterson firing met with strong reaction, cancellations

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Following Paige Patterson's termination by a 12-member committee of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees, reactions have ranged from affirmation of the trustees to defense of Patterson.

    The seminary has canceled planned on-campus events in conjunction with the June 12-13 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas, and at least two of Patterson's speaking engagements at ancillary meetings have been canceled. Patterson has not said whether he will deliver the convention sermon in Dallas, a task messengers at the 2017 SBC annual meeting elected him to fulfill. Read More

  • Akin to SEBTS grads: Great Commission is their banner

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Monday, May 14, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Living out the Great Commission in life and ministry was the theme of spring graduation at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    "You all know that this was the banner under which you entered Southeastern Seminary," SEBTS President Danny Akin said, "and this will also be the banner under which you graduate."

    On May 11, 244 graduates received their diplomas from SEBTS -- 195 from the seminary and 49 from The College at Southeastern. Read More