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  • Grady Cothen, former pres. of 2 SBC entities, dies

    by David Roach and Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (7 days ago)

    Grady Cothen -- the former chief executive of a state convention, a Southern Baptist university and two Southern Baptist Convention entities -- died May 19 at The Orchard retirement home in Ridgeland, Miss. He was 96. Read More

  • From prison to praise, NOBTS grad sees God's hand

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (12 days ago)

    Photo by Boyd Guy
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Standing in front of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell Chapel on graduation day, Tara Garcia looked back with fondness on her undergraduate experience. But unlike the graduates lined up beside her, Garcia earned her degree inside prison walls.

    Garcia completed every class except one prior to her release in January from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel. Read More

  • Live to 'give glory to God,' Kelley tells NOBTS grads

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (12 days ago)

    Photo by Gary D. Myers
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- God's holiness, sovereignty and glory were underscored to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary graduates for their new chapters in ministry by President Chuck Kelley during commencement May 13.

    "You are to so live your lives that those who see you will give glory to God because of the way you are living," Kelley exhorted the seminary's 144 graduates. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Lemke named to NOBTS assessment role

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (one month ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved three administrators for new roles and elected two faculty members during their spring meeting April 12.

    The trustees approved a $24.3 million budget. Several significant curriculum adjustments were approved including the renaming of the Division of Christian Education to Division of the Discipleship and Ministry Leadership and name changes for the seminary's counseling degrees. Read More

  • Graham extols unity at NOBTS amid CP debate

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, March 10, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Amid debate over a decision by Dallas-area Prestonwood Baptist Church to escrow Cooperative Program funds, Prestonwood pastor Jack Graham told a New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary chapel audience Jesus must be the focus of every congregation.

    The church "is not about us -- my church, your church. It's all about Jesus," Graham said March 7. Read More

  • La. tornado destroys church, delays NOBTS chapel

    by Staff/Baptist Message & NOBTS, posted Wednesday, February 08, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- An EF-3 tornado that touched down in eastern New Orleans yesterday (Feb. 7) heavily damaged a Southern Baptist church's facility and briefly interrupted a chapel service at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Initial reports estimated 250 homes damaged with 31 people injured. No fatalities have been reported.

    The tornado -- one of several to strike Louisiana Tuesday -- devastated the three-building campus of Suburban Baptist Church in New Orleans, a predominately African American congregation. Pastor Jeffery Friend and his wife Stephanie were not injured, though their home was heavily damaged, Stephanie Friend told Louisiana's Baptist Message newsjournal. Read More

  • Apologetics on display at Defend 2017 conf.

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, January 23, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Travis Milner
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Abdu Murray was a devout Muslim who rarely encountered Christians who could defend their faith. His journey from Islam to faith in Christ began after meeting the few "annoying" Christians who could.

    Murray, North American director for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, told of his nine-year journey at Defend 2017, an annual apologetics conference sponsored by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Institute for Christian Apologetics. The Jan. 2-6 conference, with 250 participants, brought together noted apologists to address issues and worldviews prevalent in today's culture. Read More