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  • Man delivers pizzas to pay for wife's master's degree

    by Roger Alford/ Kentucky Today, posted Monday, July 30, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Jonathan Coaty has put out a lot of dough for his wife's master's degree in Christian education.

    Pizza dough, that is.

    Coaty took a second job delivering pizzas to cover the cost of tuition for his appreciative wife Jesica, a first-grade teacher at Beth Haven Christian School in Louisville. She is seeking her degree from nearby Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    "My husband is more passionate about Christian education than most Christian educators," Jesica said, fighting back tears as she talked about his sacrifice. "He has invested long hours in my degree. By the time I finish in December, he will have delivered nearly 7,000 pizzas." Read More

  • In-school newscast's cancelation celebrated

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 13, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Screen capture from ChannelOne.com.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Channel One, the daily TV newscast for schoolchildren that once drew criticism from a Southern Baptist Convention resolution, announced it has ceased its daily broadcasts.

    The announcement was greeted with celebration from the conservative group Eagle Forum, which said in a July 11 news release Channel One's 12-minute newscast for "a captive audience" of public school students included commercials that "encouraged materialism" and promoted movies with "inappropriate behavior not condoned by parents." Read More

  • SBC seminary presidents relay reports to messengers

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (3 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

  • FIRST-PERSON: Seminary or cemetery?

    by Micah Carter, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Micah Carter, writing for SBC Seminaries Sunday, recounts that his seminary education "planted and watered and cultivated the seeds of Gospel truth, biblical knowledge, evangelistic fervor, pastoral care and theological rigor." Read More

  • Southeastern aiding Cuban convention's momentum

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Monday, April 09, 2018 (5 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Southeastern Seminary
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- The Cuban church planting movement has been on the move for nearly 30 years as house churches have grown in number and people have come to Christ by the thousands.

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in joining what God is doing through the Eastern Baptist Convention and its Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Santiago through theological training to equip leaders for ministry.

    Southeastern's involvement comes at a "very unique period in Cuba's history," ... Read More

  • FROM THE SEMINARIES: SWBTS 'flexible access' enrolls off-site students

    by Alex Sibley, posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (6 months ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Marilyn Maddox wanted to "shore up" her theological studies, but being a wife, mother and fulltime staff member at a Baptist church in Houston, she was unable to relocate to Fort Worth to attend classes at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Fortunately, Southwestern provides an option other than the residential program that fits her particular circumstances: a "flexible access" master's degree. Read More

  • Trump admin. cuts target contraceptive-based sex ed.

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Teen pregnancy prevention programs that advocate the use of contraceptives have been notified by the Trump administration their federal funding will be cut by more than $200 million annually.

    Ascend, formerly the National Abstinence Education Association, lauded the cuts as appropriate given the "controversial and explicit" nature of some sex education programs used in public schools. Read More

  • Tebow preps homeschoolers for 'impressionable times'

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Friday, June 02, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As a homeschooled child, Tim Tebow sat down with his parents and made a list of goals he had for his future, including becoming a baseball player and a Navy SEAL. Then he reviewed those goals daily with his mother, charting progress along the way.

    While God never called Tebow to be a SEAL, he writes in a new book that the personalized guidance of homeschooling played a significant role in his eventual success as an athlete. The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the University of Florida, in "Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters," published by WaterBrook, relays a series of lessons aimed at homeschoolers from his perspective. Read More