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  • Reformation yields Gospel unity, Mohler tells conf.

    by SBTS Communications, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (11 days ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's nailing of his famous 95 Theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany, R. Albert Mohler Jr. addressed Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's "Here We Stand" conference.

    The gathering of theologians and pastors to celebrate and reflect on the the Protestant Reformation's quincentennial was sponsored by Southern Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary and Ligonier Ministries, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Southern's Alumni Chapel in Louisville, Ky. Read More

  • Sola scriptura cited as Reformation bedrock

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 27, 2017 (22 days ago)

    By Kevin Rawlings (Tyndale's translation) via Wikimedia Commons
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Sola scriptura is among the most important Reformation principles for believers to understand and apply. That's the conclusion of at least some Southern Baptist Convention seminary professors on the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary.

    Sola scriptura (Latin for "by Scripture alone") is the doctrine that the Bible alone is humankind's infallible rule for faith and practice.

    'The highest functional authority'

    Chris Chun, associate professor of church history at Gateway Seminary, told Baptist Press the Reformation's 500th anniversary "might be an appropriate time to reflect if Scripture still is the highest functional authority in Southern Baptist life and practice." Read More

  • TRUSTEES: SBTS adopts gender, sexuality statement

    by SBTS Communications, posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (one month ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees unanimously approved a recommendation to adopt The Nashville Statement as an official part of the school's confessional documents Monday (Oct. 9) during its fall meeting.

    The seminary's board of trustees also responded to additional motions, heard financial reports, and celebrated record student enrollment from the previous academic year. The recommendation about The Nashville Statement came from seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. Read More

  • FROM THE SEMINARIES: SBTS to strengthen apologetics focus; SWBTS family leads teen to faith in Christ

    by SBC Seminary & BP Staff, posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (one month ago)

    In today's From the Seminaries: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to strengthen apologetics focus; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary family leads teen to faith in Christ.

    SBTS to strengthen apologetics focus

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has created a single master of divinity degree in apologetics in its Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry, consolidating two current apologetics programs. Read More

  • Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspired

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    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

  • FROM THE SEMINARIES: Fall convocations at MBTS, SEBTS, SBTS, SWBTS

    by SBC Seminary & BP Staff, posted Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Today's From the Seminaries includes convocation reports from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Read More

  • Endure trials in church revitalization, pastors say

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Friday, August 18, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Pastors should endure amidst ministry challenges, said leading voices in church revitalization at the summer Alumni Academy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Despite challenges and trials involved in church revitalization, ministers who are turning around congregations should maintain their vision for a healthy, biblically sound local church. They need to focus on God's plan instead of being discouraged when people scowl at biblical preaching, said Andy Davis, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Durham, N.C., and author of "Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again." Read More

  • Charles W. Draper, beloved scholar-teacher, dies at 70

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (4 months ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Charles W. Draper, a professor of Boyce College and chair of the school's department of biblical studies, died from a heart attack June 25. He was 70.

    "Professor Charlie Draper was a cherished member of the Boyce College and Southern Seminary faculty, and he will be greatly missed," said R. Albert

    Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College. Read More