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  • SWBTS to host prayer, town halls amid pres. search

    by Alex Sibley/SWBTS, posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's presidential search committee has formed an advisory committee of faculty, staff and students to support them in their work.

    The committee will assist in two ways, according to a Southwestern news release: "(1) They will gather for several prayer meetings, and (2) they will hold several town hall meetings in order to allow students, staff, and faculty to voice their opinions regarding what characteristics they would like to see in the institution's next president."

    The first prayer meeting was held today (Sept. 12) on the Fort Worth, Texas, campus. Members of the Southwestern family were invited to gather to seek God's face and ask for His guidance throughout the search process. Other prayer meetings are scheduled for Oct. 10 and Oct. 15. Read More

  • SWBTS pres. search team to focus 1st meeting on prayer

    by SWBTS & BP Staff, posted Friday, August 31, 2018 (one month ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- The first meeting of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's presidential search team, slated for Sept. 10-11, will focus on prayer, according to an Aug. 31 news release from the group's chairman Danny Roberts.

    "On behalf of the entire presidential search team of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, we ask you to partner with us in prayer," said Roberts, executive pastor of North Richland Hills (Texas) Baptist Church.

    Roberts offered a prayer in the release. "Mighty Father, lead us to the man You have chosen for Your great school. Give us wisdom and clarity to recognize Your will and follow it in the process," he prayed, "We ask that, as a result of this calling, You will use this man to train and encourage many men and women to 'Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit' (Matthew 28:19)." Read More

  • SWBTS appoints 9-member presidential search committee

    by SWBTS & BP Staff, posted Friday, August 24, 2018 (one month ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- A search committee comprising nine Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees has been appointed to recommend the seminary's next president.

    Led by chairman Danny Roberts, an at-large trustee and executive pastor of North Richland Hills (Texas) Baptist Church, the search committee was appointed by trustee chairman Kevin Ueckert and announced to the full board Aug. 23.

    In addition to Roberts, the committee includes: Denise Ewing (Ill.), Jamie Green (at-large, search committee secretary), Guy Grimes (Calif.), Todd Houston (N.C.), Tom James (Ky.), Philip Levant (at-large), Andre Palmer (N.Y.) and Calvin Wittman (Colo., search committee vice chair). Ueckert and board vice chair Connie Hancock are ex officio members of the committee. Read More

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

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (3 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

  • Panel describes, advocates 'text-driven' preaching

    by Alex Sibley, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray
    DALLAS (BP) -- Prior to the annual Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a Text-Driven Preaching "MicroConference" June 10 on the value of text-driven preaching.

    Moderated by David Allen, dean of Southwestern's school of preaching, the conference featured a panel of two SWBTS professors and three students who advocated text-driven preaching as the best means for communicating God's Word to His people. Read More

  • Tea at 3 relays insight into ministry in the SBC

    by Morgan Collier, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray
    DALLAS (BP) -- Southwestern Theological Seminary hosted its fourth annual Tea at 3 on June 11 for women within the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Several hundred women of all ages were served hot tea, scones and chocolate pastries along with a set of free books.

    Terri Stovall, Southwestern's dean of women's programs, led the event with guest speakers Melissa Meredith, Kelley King, Rhonda Kelley, Ginny Whitten, Ann Iorg, Sandy Wisdom-Martin and Katie McCoy. Read More

  • Seminary luncheons: highlights & challenges

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (4 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.

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    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