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  • TRUSTEES: NOBTS centennial funding challenge embraced

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, October 20, 2017 (3 days ago)

    Photo by Boyd Guy/NOBTS
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Trustees of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary joined with the rest of the seminary community in the celebration of the seminary's first 100 years during their fall meeting Oct. 2-4.

    Trustees voted last spring to reschedule the fall meeting so it could be held during the launch of the centennial celebration Oct. 3. Board members participated in Founders' Day chapel services led by Kelley and an evangelism-focused centennial kickoff on the evening of Oct. 3 featuring evangelist Junior Hill. Read More

  • NOBTS year-long centennial to have evangelistic focus

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 (11 days ago)

    Photo by Boyd Guy
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary kicked off its 100th anniversary celebration with special events Oct. 3 and the announcement of upcoming centennial initiatives focused on evangelism and missions.

    Activities began with the annual Founders Day chapel service, as NOBTS President Chuck Kelley pointed past the seminary's 1917 founding to the true "seed" from which the seminary sprang -- the Acts 1:8 commission by Jesus to take the Gospel to all nations. Read More

  • NOBTS celebrates 20 years of women's ministry

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (20 days ago)

    Photo by Boyd Guy
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Celebrating 20 years of a women's ministry program and its impact around the world, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary honored Rhonda Harrington Kelley, wife of NOBTS President Chuck Kelley, for her integral role in the NOBTS program.

    The presentation in chapel Sept. 26 was followed by a luncheon in Kelley's honor where the Rhonda Harrington Kelley scholarship benefiting women in academics was announced, with details forthcoming. Read More

  • NOBTS Adrian Rogers center lifts expository preaching

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Friday, September 15, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Boyd Guy
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- With a commitment to helping a new generation of preachers and pastors in the pulpit, the Adrian Rogers Center for Expository Preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was dedicated in a Sept. 12 chapel service.

    In partnership with the late Adrian Rogers' proclamation ministry Love Worth Finding, the NOBTS center will provide resources and present conferences and lectureships to encourage and equip students and pastors. Read More

  • Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspired

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo courtesy of Marty Jacumin
    WITTENBERG, Germany (BP) -- Renewed commitments to expository preaching and teaching theology were among pastors' takeaways this summer from Reformation tours of Europe led by Southern Baptist Convention seminaries.

    "After going and seeing the tour of Martin Luther [sites] -- all that went into his life, the risks he took -- why would you ever do anything other than preach the Bible?" said Clint Pressley, a North Carolina pastor who participated in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Land of Luther Study Tour in Germany Aug. 14-21. Read More

  • Study: With evangelism, small things matter

    by Bob Smietana, posted Monday, August 28, 2017 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Small churches can make a difference by sticking to the basics, according to a study released today (Aug. 28). The study identifies at least 13 effective ways small churches can attract and retain more new converts, including many practices churches have used for years. Read More

  • NOBTS 'Million Dollar Monday' to fund scholarships

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (2 months ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- When New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley began his day Aug. 7 he had little idea of the blessings to come: Two gifts totaling $1 million dollars for student scholarships were received that day.

    "This has been one of the greatest Mondays in the history of the institution and quite an exciting way to begin a new academic year," Kelley said. "It was a 'Million Dollar Monday.'"

    NOBTS will immediately distribute more than $200,000 of the money this school ... Read More

  • iPad apps used to 'round out' worship team

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Joe Fontenot
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- For churches with worship bands, finding and keeping enough trained musicians to play all the instruments can be a struggle, said Darryl Ferrington, a music professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But he's found the use of iPads and apps to be a way to fill in the gaps.

    Ferrington spent the past year studying the use of iPads as instruments for his sabbatical project. What he found should serve as an encouragement to churches that struggle to find musicians to lead corporate worship. ... Read More

  • 'Chaplain of Bourbon Street' dies at 89

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, July 05, 2017 (3 months ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Famed New Orleans evangelist Bob Harrington, known by many as "the Chaplain of Bourbon Street," passed away of kidney failure on July 4 in Stigler, Okla., where he had lived the last seven years with family. He was 89.

    Harrington became a well-known evangelist during the 1960s and 1970s following his conversion to Christianity at age 30 in his hometown of Sweet Water, Ala. He was a popular guest on national television shows including Phil Donahue, Merv Griffin and The Tonight Show due to his one-liners and unconventional religious wit. ... Read More