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SWBTS cuts staff due to health care, utility costsFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Escalating health care costs, increased expenses for utilities and other higher education costs have prompted personnel cuts at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Initial adjustments to operations were not sufficient to stay within the $36.8 million 2017-2018 fiscal year budget set by the seminary's trustees last spring, according to a Nov. 7 news release by Charles Patrick Jr., vice president for strategic initiatives and communications. Read More
Reformation insights highlighted by seminary profsNASHVILLE (BP) -- As the world commemorates the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary, Southern Baptist Convention seminary professors have highlighted what they say are among the most important Reformation insights for followers of Jesus today.
'Great theological truths'
Malcolm Yarnell of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary said "the great theological truths of the Reformation" can be summarized under three main headings: sola scriptura (a Latin phrase meaning "by Scripture alone"), "justification by grace through faith" and "the priesthood of all believers." Read More
TRUSTEES: SWBTS community dedicates building, exhibitsFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Dedication of the new Mathena Hall at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary -- with its Martyrs' Walk and Lottie Moon exhibit -- highlighted three days of trustee sessions at the Fort Worth, Texas, campus.
Trustees and the seminary community gathered Oct. 18 for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
During the trustees' Oct. 16-18 sessions, Travis Trawick was elected vice president for institutional advancement and four professors were elevated to new faculty ranks. Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: SBTS to strengthen apologetics focus; SWBTS family leads teen to faith in Christ
In today's From the Seminaries: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to strengthen apologetics focus; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary family leads teen to faith in Christ.
SBTS to strengthen apologetics focus
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has created a single master of divinity degree in apologetics in its Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry, consolidating two current apologetics programs. Read More
'Remarkable' number of women reported at SBC seminariesNASHVILLE (BP) -- "A remarkable number of young women" are enrolling at Southern Baptist Convention seminaries, according to a report delivered this week to the SBC Executive Committee.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, in reporting to the EC Sept. 18, said female SBC seminary graduates are helping to fulfill a need in churches for "strong female Bible teachers." He attributed the increased number of female students in part to the publication of high-quality theological resources for women by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More
Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspiredWITTENBERG, Germany (BP) -- Renewed commitments to expository preaching and teaching theology were among pastors' takeaways this summer from Reformation tours of Europe led by Southern Baptist Convention seminaries.
"After going and seeing the tour of Martin Luther [sites] -- all that went into his life, the risks he took -- why would you ever do anything other than preach the Bible?" said Clint Pressley, a North Carolina pastor who participated in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Land of Luther Study Tour in Germany Aug. 14-21. Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: Fall convocations at MBTS, SEBTS, SBTS, SWBTS
Today's From the Seminaries includes convocation reports from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Read More
New reformation in Germany sought by school's alumniCOLOGNE, Germany (BP) -- André Töws counts it a privilege to minister in Germany, with its spiritual heritage as the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation.
Unfortunately, this is not Germany's only legacy within Christianity. German theologians such as Friedrich Schleiermacher and Rudolf Bultmann guided Christian academic thought toward liberal theology and textual criticism of the Bible, causing people to question the accuracy and trustworthiness of God's Word. Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: SEBTS elevates Strickland's Kingdom diversity role; SWBTS book illuminates biblical teaching on parentingWalter Strickland has been named associate vice president of Kingdom Diversity Initiatives at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Formerly special adviser to the president for diversity, Strickland will move to his expanded role Aug. 1. Read More
Jerry Vines enrolls in SWBTS Ph.D. programFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Following more than 60 years of preaching, Jerry Vines has enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The prolific preacher, former Southern Baptist Convention president, and frequent speaker at Southwestern's annual preaching conference will begin his studies at the seminary's School of Preaching this fall. Read More