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Mohler's 25 years at Southern Seminary celebratedLOUISVILLE, 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 SeminaryLOUISVILLE, 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
In NYC, trustees deepen their church planting visionNEW YORK CITY (BP) -- As the No. 7 New York City subway line rises from underground in Queens, N.Y., passengers then find themselves riding above one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world.
In the school system alone, 176 languages are spoken among an estimated 800 languages spoken in Queens.
A group of NAMB trustees and staff exited the subway to meet church planting missionaries Adam Bishop, Silvanus Bhandari and Joseph Biswas on the aptly-named Diversity Plaza in ... Read More
'Gosnell' helps uncover 'horrors of abortion'NASHVILLE (BP) -- A trio of forthcoming movies hailed by pro-life activists -- led by "Gosnell" opening Oct. 12 -- could influence Americans' thinking on abortion, critics say.
Christians "have been behind the curve, and we're just now starting to realize the importance" of promoting the sanctity of unborn life through film, Christian filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke told Baptist Press. Gosnell's potential impact is indicated by "just how furious people on the other side, the pro-abortion people, have been in trying to stop the movie, trying to reduce its credibility, trying to not get it aired in theaters." Read More
Christian, ethnic persecution 'nightmare' in ChinaWASHINGTON (BP) -- Christians and ethnic minorities are living a "nightmare" in China under President Xi Jinping, a congressional commission report released today (Oct. 10) documents.
Jinping's unmerciful program to "Sinicize" religion into a government-controlled framework, marginalize ethnic minorities including Uyghur Muslims, and redefine human rights intensified in 2018, making life a nightmare for civilians, U.S. Representative and commission co-chair Chris Smith said in releasing the 2018 Annual Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). Read More
David Platt: 'Church leaders, What is success?'NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- David Platt posed a question he called "critical" for church leaders to answer in a Founders' Day chapel message at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
"What is success for you?" Platt asked. "How do you define success in your role as a leader in the church?"
Platt, former president of the SBC International Mission Board who has moved to a northern Virginia pastorate, spoke at a special evening service marking the conclusion of the New ... Read More