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  • NOBTS Adrian Rogers center lifts expository preaching

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Friday, September 15, 2017 (6 days ago)

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    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 (14 days 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 (25 days 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (2 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

  • SBC seminary presidents recap campus highlights

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries noted growth in ministry, enrollment and financial support in their reports to messengers June 14 at the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More

  • NOBTS adds faculty member, approves curriculum changes

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, June 07, 2017 (3 months ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The addition of a new faculty member and several curriculum changes were approved by the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustees' executive committee June 6.

    Jeff Audirsch, elected as associate professor of biblical studies in the seminary's Leavell College, comes to NOBTS from his position as associate professor of Christian studies at Shorter University in Rome, Ga., and from prior service on the faculty of Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., where he was named the 2010-2011 Outstanding Teacher. Read More

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

    by David Roach and Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (4 months 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