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  • Seminary luncheons: highlights & challenges

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Campus highlights and challenges were among the topics of June 13 luncheons for alumni and friends of Southern Baptist seminaries during the SBC's annual meeting in Dallas.


    DALLAS (BP) -- About 150 alumni and friends of Gateway Seminary gathered for their annual luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas June 13. Attendees heard reports about the seminary's progress ... Read More

  • SBC seminary presidents relay reports to messengers

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    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

  • Patterson attorney claims 'misrepresentation'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated June 5 at 3:41 p.m.

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- An attorney for terminated Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson issued a media release late Monday afternoon (June 4) defending Patterson against alleged "wide-spread misrepresentation and misinformation."

    Hours later, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary issued a statement responding to the attorney's claims about documents from Patterson's tenure as Southeastern's president from 1992-2003. Also in response to statements in the release, current Southeastern President Danny Akin told Baptist Press institutional records indicate former student Megan Lively reported to seminary officials in 2003 that "a nonconsensual sexual act had been performed against her person."

    Patterson has drawn fire for, among other issues, his handling of Lively's report. Read More

  • Patterson firing met with strong reaction, cancellations

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Following Paige Patterson's termination by a 12-member committee of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees, reactions have ranged from affirmation of the trustees to defense of Patterson.

    The seminary has canceled planned on-campus events in conjunction with the June 12-13 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas, and at least two of Patterson's speaking engagements at ancillary meetings have been canceled. Patterson has not said whether he will deliver the convention sermon in Dallas, a task messengers at the 2017 SBC annual meeting elected him to fulfill. Read More

  • Akin to SEBTS grads: Great Commission is their banner

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Monday, May 14, 2018 (7 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

  • New books on SBC relay practical, biblical insights

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Friday, April 27, 2018 (7 months ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Who runs the Southern Baptist Convention? The simple answer is, you do.

    This is how the authors of a new book, "SBC FAQs: A Ready Reference," emphasize the vital role that individual Southern Baptists have in the life of their convention.

    In SBC FAQs, Keith Harper, senior professor of Baptist studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Amy Whitfield, SEBTS director of marketing and communications, seek to explain how the 173-year-old convention operates through a series of questions and answers. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Endowed post, female board chair at SEBTS

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 (8 months ago)

    Photo by Maria Estes
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Scott Hildreth was installed April 10 as the George Liele Director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies, the first endowed directorship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The installation of Hildreth, assistant professor of global studies who has led the Drummond Center since 2009, was among the events and decisions during SEBTS trustees' April 8-10 meeting, during which the Southeastern Society of seminary supporters also met at the Wake Forest, N.C., campus. Read More