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  • FROM THE SEMINARIES: Gateway hosts first Jonathan Edwards conference; convocations at Southeastern & Midwestern

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Thursday, January 24, 2019 (26 days ago)

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    Gateway Seminary hosts its first Jonathan Edwards conference; David Platt addresses Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's convocation; Jason Allen announces faculty appointments at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's convocation.

    Gateway hosts its first Jonathan Edwards conference

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- The Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary hosted its inaugural conference Jan. 15-16 at the ... Read More

  • MLK taught as 'Christian hero' at SBC seminaries

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 18, 2019 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When a white supremacist gunned down nine black worshipers at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., mission catalyst Bob Lawler knew he had to say something to the Baptist association he led in northern California.

    So Lawler gathered the association's 48 ethnically diverse churches for a joint worship service. When he stood to preach, Lawler harkened to the words of Martin Luther King Jr.

    "In the 'I Have a Dream' speech," Lawler recalled telling the Redwood Empire Baptist Association, "not only did [King] say, 'I have a dream. I have a dream.' He also said, 'with this faith'" repeatedly, "reminding us that it's not just a humanitarian effort" to effect racial reconciliation. "It's an effort based on the Gospel." Read More

  • Midwestern sends 167 December grads into ministry

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- In a celebratory spirit akin to the Christmas season, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated 167 students' hard work and dedication during the 64th commencement Dec. 7 at the Kansas City, Mo., campus.

    MBTS President Jason Allen delivered the graduation address, challenging the graduates to be courageous in carrying out their ministry calling, speaking from the Daniel 3 account of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego's experience with Nebuchadnezzar and the fiery furnace.

    "The moral of this story is not that whenever you find yourself enduring a challenging ministry place or a culture bent on persecution, that you personally will be delivered," Allen said. "The story is that Christ, who shows up [in Daniel 3] in preincarnate fashion, will be there with you." Read More

  • TRUSTEES: MBTS dedicates Mathena Student Center

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Thursday, October 18, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated a landmark in its history with the dedication of the new Mathena Student Center in conjunction with the fall trustee meeting Oct. 15-16 at the Kansas City, Mo., campus.

    The meeting's highlights came on Tuesday in opening the 40,000-square-foot student center named for Harold and Patricia Mathena who provided a $7 million lead gift for the facility. Read More

  • Mission, majesty of church focus of MBTS conf.

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Monday, October 01, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Through worshipful times of praise music and messages from God's Word, the For the Church National Conference, held at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, focused on reaffirming and recommitting to the glory given to and Great Commission aspects of the local church.

    Keynote speakers Russell Moore, Charlie Dates, David Choi, Jason Allen, Owen Strachan, and Jared Wilson preached messages revolving around the conference's theme of "Mission and Majesty of the Church." Jimmy McNeal of Austin Stone Worship led attendees in praise and worship songs. Read More

  • Rainer, at MBTS, assesses SBC & church transition

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, September 21, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Hopefulness for the future of the Southern Baptist Convention in a season of denominational transition was voiced by Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, in a discussion Sept. 19 with Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Titled "The State of the SBC," the discussion during Midwestern's chapel hour focused on the many significant changes facing the denomination. Among these is the need to fill four entity leadership positions within the SBC and to address a generational transition as well. Read More

  • FROM THE SEMINARIES: MBTS convocation, dedication for founding president; Boyce receives teacher education certification

    by SBC Seminary & BP Staff, posted Monday, August 27, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    In today's From the Seminaries: Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Boyce College at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Midwestern opens semester with convocation, building dedication

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Fall convocation is a time of "consecrating ourselves anew for the task of ministry preparation," Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in formally opening the new academic year Aug. 21 at the Kansas City, Mo., campus. Read More

  • SBC seminaries: #MeToo is 'wakeup call for the church'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (7 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention seminaries long have sought to train ministers in personal integrity, but amid the #MeToo movement, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin said, they have "heightened the alert."

    From Southeastern in North Carolina to Gateway Seminary in Southern California, SBC seminaries are training students and faculty to recognize and deal with abuse, reemphasizing personal sexual morality and offering resources to those struggling with sexual sin.

    Southeastern has "raised the flag and heightened the alert," Akin told Baptist Press, "given the cultural trends that we're now encountering, given the technological world in which we live" where moral failings often are widely publicized. Read More