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  • Iorg: Golden Gate embarking on historic year

    by Kathie Chute, posted Friday, August 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- An academic year "like no other in the history of American seminaries" awaits faculty, staff and students of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, President Jeff Iorg said in a convocation address Aug. 27.

    "We are currently moving the primary campus of one of the 10 largest seminaries in the United States 400 miles to Southern California, while at the same time building a secondary campus in the Bay Area -- all while remaining fully operational," Iorg said in an address titled "A Great Adventure." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Developing stewards

    by Jeff Iorg, posted Wednesday, August 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

    "If you claim the tithe is passé -- and by that you mean we should all give more than a tithe, I agree," writes Jeff Iorg. "But if you use the claim to excuse your selfishness -- giving less than even a legalist would give -- I disagree." Read More

  • GGBTS grads encouraged to be 'spiritual parents'

    by By BP staff/GGBTS communications, posted Saturday, June 13, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Kate Weatherly/GGBTS
    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, reminded graduates that ministry leaders are called to serve others as "spiritual parents."

    This spring, across five separate commencement ceremonies at each Golden Gate Seminary campus, a total of 162 students received diplomas, master's and doctoral degrees. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: GGBTS relocation to be 'mission-focused'

    by Tyler Sanders, posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (3 years ago)

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary President Jeff Iorg presented building plans for both the new primary campus in Southern California and commuter campus in the San Francisco area to trustees during their spring meeting. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Staying in the Bay Area

    by Jeff Iorg, posted Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

    As City Church San Francisco embraces same-sex marriage, Golden Gate Seminary President Jeff Iorg reminds that the SBC seminary is building a new Bay Area campus, maintaining its commitment to "shaping leaders who expand God's Kingdom in one of the most challenging ministry settings in North America." Read More

  • Selma provoked GGBTS to demand 'equal justice'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of Kevin Vos.
    SELMA, Ala. (BP) -- "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Ala., 50 years ago provoked Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary students to put segregationists and civil rights leaders alike on notice that many Southern Baptists supported equal rights for all Americans regardless of race.

    After law enforcement officials in Selma beat and tear gassed demonstrators advocating voting rights for blacks, injuring some 100 people, Golden Gate students voted to send telegrams to Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a segregationist, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Read More

  • EC advances Golden Gate Seminary name change to SBC

    by Staff, posted Thursday, February 19, 2015 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary will become Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention if messengers to the next two SBC annual meetings approve a Feb. 17 recommendation of the convention's Executive Committee.

    The EC also approved for recommendation to the June 16-17 SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio:

    -- a proposed amendment to the North American Mission Board's ministry statement to include planting churches overseas in agreed-upon instances with the International Mission Board (see separate story today).

    -- SBC bylaw amendments for the potential use of electronic voting devices in the convention hall and to establish a quorum on all SBC business matters as those present at the time of a vote. Read More

  • Iorg to GGBTS grads: 'Difficult world' awaits

    by Tyler Sanders , posted Friday, December 19, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo by Kate Weatherly
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BP) -- "God is sending you into a difficult world," Jeff Iorg explained to the 75 graduates at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary's winter commencement ceremony. He continued, "But don't be dismayed, because He did the same thing to Jesus."

    During his charge, Iorg preached from the second chapter of Luke. "When the president of the country arrives in a city, the airport is closed, the roads are shut down, and the hotels are secured and prepared," Iorg said during the Dec. 12 ceremony held at Dominican University in San Rafael, Calif. "Jesus did not enter our world with a reception like that." Read More

  • Prof: Christianity heads back to its roots

    by Kate Weatherly, posted Thursday, December 11, 2014 (4 years ago)

    Photo by Kate Weatherly/GGBTS
    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- Vibrant colors of flags representing several nations paraded down the chapel aisle before history professor Philip Jenkins from Baylor University described the consequences of the movement of Christianity toward the Global South from its predominant foundation in North America and Europe since 1900.

    "Christianity is a religion that was born in Africa and Asia and, in our lifetimes, has decided to go home," Jenkins said at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary's 10th annual Intersect conference. Read More

  • Gift to GGBTS: church planting scholarships

    by Tyler Sanders, posted Friday, October 31, 2014 (4 years ago)

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- A family foundation has donated $850,000 for church planting scholarships through Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More