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Prison's 'field ministers' see wide-ranging impactHUNTSVILLE, Texas (BP) -- "I've been in prison before," Michael Rios humbly reflects. "I came in when I was very young. I had the right ideas, I had the right intents: get out, get married, have a life."
Dressed in a white prison uniform, Rios speaks slowly but directly, his tattooed hands slowly gesturing to accentuate his words. He has been in prison longer than some of his fellow inmates have even been alive. Though Rios had the "right intents," bad choices kept him locked up, and he is now serving a life sentence. Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: Longtime pastors impart wisdom at SWBTS; lecturer at SEBTS emphasizes Christ & the Spirit in preaching
Longtime pastors share their wisdom in panel at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Arturo Azurdia, in lectures at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, emphasizes Christ and the Spirit in preaching. Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: Convocations at SWBTS & SEBTS; Lilly extends NOBTS grant
In today's From the Seminaries: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More
Reaching the world through theological educationFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Fewer than 10 years ago, the Baptist seminary in Guatemala City was on the verge of closing its doors.
Its library bookshelves were nearly bare; its only technological resources were decades-old computers; and its roof had decayed to the point that classes could not be held when it rained lest students become drenched by the impertinent dripping.
Beyond that, the seminary's reach was limited, leaving would-be ministers who lived far from campus with no option but to fend for themselves. Read More
SWBTS grads urged to be characterized by obedienceFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Paige Patterson urged graduates of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to continually strive for integrity and to respond in obedience to God's call in ministry.
"All across America, students are graduating from colleges and universities, and the one thing most of them will not be told is to be men and women of integrity," Patterson, president of Southwestern, told graduates during the seminary's fall commencement on Dec. 16. A total of 169 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral students graduated. Read More
Along the Zambezi, a 'modern-day Livingstone'ZAMBIA (BP) -- Elephants, antelope, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and the occasional lion are among missionary Kenny Vines' travel mates as he moves about his ministry in the African nation of Zambia.
On multiple occasions while on his way to a village for Bible study, he has been cut off by a herd of elephants and had to travel another path. At other times during days of extended ministry, lions calling, hyenas laughing, elephants trumpeting and hippos bellowing were the soundtrack to his nights as he lay in his tent. Read More
Reformation: SBC entities celebrate 500th anniversaryNASHVILLE (BP) -- As Christians kick off a year of observing the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary, Southern Baptist Convention entities have slated a range of commemorative events and publications.
Traditionally, the start of the Reformation is dated to Oct. 31, 1517, when a monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, challenging the Roman Catholic Church's practice of selling indulgences -- infusions of supposedly excess merit from saints granted by the Catholic Church to decrease a person's time in purgatory. Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: SBTS book on Abstract of Principles; SWBTS helps German seminary overcome debt; Gateway's new Chinese-English program
Today's From the Seminaries: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
Philosophy degree approved by SWBTS trusteesFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees approved a new master's degree in philosophy and reaffirmed the seminary's media policy during their Oct. 17-19 fall meeting.
Trustees elected seven faculty members and promoted three others during their sessions at the Fort Worth, Texas, campus. Read More
'Great things from God' seen by seminarians abroadFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Night market vendors were just beginning to set up their kiosks as the mission team prayerwalked the community around a mosque in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The team's leader, Keith Eitel, walked roughly a block behind his wife and a translator as they handed out Thai-language Gospel tracts. One man, after receiving a tract, became puzzled.
As they later learned, the man was from Nepal and had only come to Chiang Mai ... Read More