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  • SBC DIGEST: Ernest Easley to teach evangelism at Union; SWBTS, SBTS librarians honored

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Jackson, Tenn (BP) -- Union University has named Ernest Easley as its first professor of evangelism. Easley, pastor of the Atlanta-area Roswell Street Baptist Church, joins the Tennessee university's faculty with more than 30 years of pastoral ministry experience and denominational service at both the state and national levels. Read More

  • Nathan Finn joins Union University

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (2 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Union University has named Nathan Finn of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as dean of the university's School of Theology and Missions.

    Finn, director of the Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality and associate professor of historical theology and spiritual formation at Southeastern, has taught at the seminary and held a variety of positions there since 2006. Read More

  • Pro-gay book 'undeveloped' & 'unconvincing'

    by Staff, posted Monday, January 12, 2015 (3 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- A former Union University faculty member's new book arguing that churches should endorse homosexual marriage is "undeveloped and unconvincing," Union's George Guthrie wrote in a review published by The Gospel Coalition.

    Guthrie, Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union, reviewed David Gushee's book "Changing Our Mind" in which Gushee, distinguished university professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University, recounts his shift on sexual ethics and argues that the church should sanction monogamous, "covenanted" homosexual relationships. Gushee left Union in 2007. Read More

  • Union to open 14 student housing buildings

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Tuesday, August 26, 2008 (9 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Union University students will move into 14 new student housing buildings when they return to the campus for the fall semester, less than seven months after a tornado destroyed much of the university's existing student housing.

    Incoming freshmen and transfer students will move onto campus Sept. 4, with upperclassmen returning Sept. 6. Classes for the fall semester will begin Sept. 8.

    "We are delighted to announce that all of the 14 buildings will be ready by Septem... Read More

  • Union honors Wilkey, Hall for coverage

    by Staff, posted Friday, August 08, 2008 (9 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Lonnie Wilkey, editor of the Baptist & Reflector, and Will Hall, executive editor of Baptist Press, became the first two fellows inducted to Union University's Center for Media, Faith and Culture during Union's summer commencement ceremony Aug. 2.

    As part of the ceremony in Union's Fred DeLay Gymnasium, 290 students received degrees, bringing to more than 950 the number of Union graduates from the class of 2008 -– the largest class in Union's history. The service also f... Read More

  • Baptists' gifts to Union surpass $3M

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Wednesday, July 16, 2008 (9 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Total giving from Southern Baptist churches and entities has topped $3 million for Union University's recovery from a Feb. 5 tornado that destroyed much of the housing and caused major damage to other academic buildings at the Jackson, Tenn., campus. Read More

  • Rainer receives Union's Dodd Award

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, June 17, 2008 (9 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Union University presented Thom S. Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, with its M.E. Dodd Denominational Service Award during a June 10 dessert reception at the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis.

    The Dodd Award is named for the man who was a Union alumnus, served as president of the SBC and is considered the father of today's Cooperative Program, the method by which Southern Baptists fund their missions and ministry work.

    The award is given ... Read More

  • Hug your kids a little longer

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, June 13, 2008 (9 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Hanging in my son Daniel's room is a baseball rack that I've had since I was a little boy. Read More

  • Union tornado recapped in upcoming book

    by Staff, posted Monday, April 28, 2008 (9 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--A forthcoming book tells the story of the tornado that hit Union University Feb. 5 and includes stories from students and others who point to God's care and protection that night.

          "God in the Whirlwind: Stories of Grace from the Tornado at Union University" by Tim Ellsworth ... Read More

  • Dockery: Union is 'grateful … hopeful'

    by Lonnie Wilkey, posted Thursday, April 17, 2008 (9 years ago)

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BP)--Christians can have hope under even the most difficult circumstances because of a providential God, Union University President David S. Dockery said April 13 at Northside Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

    In his first public speaking engagement beyond the Jackson, Tenn., campus since a tornado caused more than $40 million in damages 68 days earlier, Dockery told the congregation, "Our world at Union changed at 7:02 p.m. on Feb. 5. ... [W]e live each day with gr... Read More