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  • Mohler underscores 'something glorious' to SBTS grads

    by SBTS Communications, posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (10 hours ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Seminary graduates bear witness to the glory of God's reign promised by the birth of the Messiah, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the school's 222nd commencement exercises.

    During the Dec. 6 ceremony in Louisville, Ky., 156 master's and doctoral students were present to receive their degrees on Friday as members of an overall 208-person graduating class.

    In his address, titled "For the Earth Shall Be Full of the Knowledge of the Lord as the Waters Cover the Sea," Mohler said the graduates of Southern Seminary are part of a global movement that began in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. And that movement will not stop until God's glory spreads to the entire world, he said. Read More

  • Women's support coordinator appointed at SBTS

    by SBTS Communications, posted Monday, December 03, 2018 (8 days ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- In light of challenges facing campuses about the place of women in those communities, R. Albert Mohler Jr. has appointed Garnetta Smith to the new position of women's support coordinator for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    In comments about Smith's appointment, Mohler said it further buttresses policies already in place to protect women by providing a woman in a place of authority to whom they have direct access. In his analysis of best practices, Mohler said, it became clear that Southern Seminary needed a woman in this role who had ... Read More

  • Reasons for Christians to sing spotlighted at conf.

    by SBTS Communications, posted Monday, November 26, 2018 (15 days ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Worship leaders and pastors gathered at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Nov. 8-10 for the Doxology and Theology national conference. Matt Boswell, pastor at Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, hosted and organized the conference.

    The theme of the conference was "liturgy," and the main sessions highlighted the church's need to sing, read, see, pray and preach the Word of God on a regular basis. Each session highlighted one of those five liturgies in a 45-minute sermon and included dedicated singing time and short, 15-minute talks. Read More

  • Mohler elected VP of Evangelical Theological Society

    by SBTS Staff, posted Friday, November 16, 2018 (25 days ago)

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    DENVER (BP) -- R. Albert Mohler Jr. has been elected as vice president of the Evangelical Theological Society, effective immediately following this year's Nov. 13-15 annual meeting in Denver.

    Mohler was elected as vice president with no objections from fellow scholars at the 70th annual ETS meeting. He is the third representative in the last 15 years from Southern Seminary to serve as vice president of ETS, following Thomas R. Schreiner and Bruce A. Ware.

    Schreiner, Southern Seminary's James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament, was ETS vice president in 2012 and president in 2013.

    Ware, SBTS T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology, was vice president of ETS before becoming president in 2009. Read More

  • Seminary students urged to redefine ministry success

    by SBTS Communications, posted Monday, October 22, 2018 (one month ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Success in ministry does not come from your abilities, but from the kindness of God, noted Noe Garcia during an Oct. 18 chapel service at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Garcia is an alumnus of SBTS and senior pastor of North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., which was the home church of the late Sen. John McCain. Garcia attracted national attention this past August when he presided over McCain's memorial service. Read More

  • Mohler's 25 years at Southern Seminary celebrated

    by SBTS Communications, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees presented a resolution of appreciation to R. Albert Mohler Jr. to celebrate his 25th anniversary as president of the institution during a special chapel service Oct. 9.

    A sermon by Atlanta-area pastor James Merritt and reflections from Mohler, who became the seminary's president in 1993, also were part of the celebration at the Louisville, Ky., campus.

    Trustee vice chairman and North Carolina pastor Clint Pressley presented the resolution, reading the text to a filled-to-capacity Alumni Memorial Chapel. Mohler received the framed ... Read More

  • Q&A: Mohler reflects on 25 yrs. at Southern Seminary

    by SBTS Communications, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- On the occasion of his 25th anniversary as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's president, R. Albert Mohler Jr. sat down for a wide-ranging conversation about cultural challenges, theological education, the Southern Baptist Convention and his tenure as the ninth president of the SBC's oldest seminary.

    "When I came here as a student, I definitely came wanting to do a Ph.D. I wanted to be, and felt called to be, a theologian and a preacher of the Word," Mohler said. "I wanted to be deeply involved in apologetics. And I assumed that would be in the pastorate. But I knew that it ... Read More

  • Old Testament's viability for preaching underscored

    by SBTS Communications, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- When the apostles preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they used Old Testament texts. Preachers in the New Testament era possess the completed canon of Scripture, but that shouldn't mean they rely exclusively on the New Testament when preaching Christ, Philip Ryken stated during the 2018 E.Y. Mullins Lectures on Christian Preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sept. 26-27.

    Ryken, president of Wheaton College in Illinois, presented four lectures covering the foundations for and applications of preaching Jesus Christ from the Old Testament. The Mullins Lectures, named in honor of Southern Seminary's fourth president, represent one of the oldest endowed preaching lectureships in the United States, second only to Yale university's Lyman Beecher Lectureship on Preaching. Read More

  • 'Porn and the Pastor' e-book: Joint SBTS/TGC release

    by SBTS Communications, posted Monday, August 27, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A free e-book, "Porn and the Pastor: The Life and Death Consequences of Addiction in Ministry," has been published jointly by Southern Equip, a resource center for pastors from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and The Gospel Coalition, a fellowship of churches in the Reformed tradition.

    The e-book, edited by C. Jeffery Robinson and Garrett Kell, is available as a download at The Gospel Coalition website, thegospelcoalition.org. Read More