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  • Kelley to NOBTS grads: 'Jesus changes everything'

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Chandler McCall
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- As the world watched the royal wedding festivities at Great Britain's Windsor Castle May 19, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary graduate candidates waited patiently inside Leavell Chapel to receive their diplomas.

    Chuck Kelley, NOBTS president, reminded the chapel audience that while a media frenzy that morning surrounded Prince Harry and his new bride Meghan Markle, no reporters waited outside to talk to them. Read More

  • Gateway grads challenged to share Gospel 'aroma'

    by Kathie Chute, posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Photo by Caleb Stallings
    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- President Jeff Iorg charged spring graduates of Gateway Seminary to share the Gospel with everyone they encounter as the sweet aroma of a triumphant Lord.

    Some aromas evoke positive emotions, Iorg said, recalling playing baseball as a boy in the shadow of huge commercial bakery. "Baseball and the smell of fresh bread go together and bring back many happy memories," he said.

    "Our sense of smell is profound. That's why God used it as an analogy to ... Read More

  • Mohler points SBTS grads to sources of strength

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Monday, May 21, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary can draw strength for ministry from the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and their obedience to His call, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in his commencement address to the seminary's 2018 graduates.

    During the 220th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn May 18, 284 master's and doctoral students were present to receive degrees as part of a graduating class of 320. The 320-person class is the largest during Mohler's 25-year tenure as Southern's president. Read More

  • Akin to SEBTS grads: Great Commission is their banner

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Monday, May 14, 2018 (5 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

  • MBTS grads urged to remain faithful in life, ministry

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, challenged graduates during the school's 63rd commencement to "guard their personal holiness and doctrinal faithfulness."

    Midwestern Seminary's academic year concluded with much pomp and circumstance on May 4 as graduates, families and friends gathered together in the Daniel Lee Chapel for the school's commencement exercises–launching theologically-trained gospel ministers into service. Read More

  • SWBTS grads charged to be messengers of peace, hope

    by Alex Sibley, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- During Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's spring commencement service, May 4, President Paige Patterson charged the 244 bachelor's, master's and doctoral graduates to find the lost among the world's 7.5 billion people and assist them in any way they can.

    "Where there are people who are lost, you are going to find them and bring them to faith in Jesus Christ," he said. "You're going to go out into a world of war and trouble and difficulty, and you're going to be the messengers of peace and harmony and hope for the future." Read More

  • 'God gave His best to die,' Akin tells SEBTS grads

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- The good news of the Gospel, encapsulated in John 3:16, is to be shared across all nations, Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, noted at SEBTS' Dec. 8 graduation ceremony.

    Dividing the passage into multiple sections, Akin highlighted the unparalleled love of God displayed in John 3:16 in his address to graduates, family and friends of Southeastern Seminary and The College at Southeastern. Read More

  • Record 467 degrees awarded at Southern's commencement

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Emil Handke/SBTS
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Ministers of the Gospel are not partakers in a career, but recipients of a divine calling, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in his commencement address May 19 to the 2017 graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    During 219th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 318 master's and doctoral students received degrees. A week earlier, 149 Boyce College students graduated, with the combined 467 degrees representing the largest commencement in Southern Seminary's history. Read More

  • Embrace Gospel's 'foolishness,' MBTS grads exhorted

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (one year ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's academic year concluded in celebratory fashion May 12 as graduates, families and friends gathered for the 61st commencement, launching theologically-trained Gospel ministers into service.

    The seminary's largest-ever graduating class of 135 students received 31 undergraduate, 82 graduate and 19 doctoral degrees and three diplomas from Midwestern Women's Institute. Read More

  • Live to 'give glory to God,' Kelley tells NOBTS grads

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Gary D. Myers
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- God's holiness, sovereignty and glory were underscored to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary graduates for their new chapters in ministry by President Chuck Kelley during commencement May 13.

    "You are to so live your lives that those who see you will give glory to God because of the way you are living," Kelley exhorted the seminary's 144 graduates. Read More