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  • NOBTS receives $1 million grant

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Monday, January 28, 2019 (19 days ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has been awarded a $1,005,000 core funding grant to support the school's community counseling and childhood education efforts.

    "We have a deep commitment to making a positive impact on our community through ministry engagement and community partnerships," NOBTS Chancellor Chuck Kelley said of the grant provided by Baptist Community Ministries (BCM) "[BCM] has ... Read More

  • MLK taught as 'Christian hero' at SBC seminaries

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 18, 2019 (29 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When a white supremacist gunned down nine black worshipers at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., mission catalyst Bob Lawler knew he had to say something to the Baptist association he led in northern California.

    So Lawler gathered the association's 48 ethnically diverse churches for a joint worship service. When he stood to preach, Lawler harkened to the words of Martin Luther King Jr.

    "In the 'I Have a Dream' speech," Lawler recalled telling the Redwood Empire Baptist Association, "not only did [King] say, 'I have a dream. I have a dream.' He also said, 'with this faith'" repeatedly, "reminding us that it's not just a humanitarian effort" to effect racial reconciliation. "It's an effort based on the Gospel." Read More

  • Apologetics conf. speakers underscore 'truth in love'

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Friday, January 18, 2019 (29 days ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -– Apologetics experts from across the nation took the stage at Defend '19, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's weeklong apologetics conference, Jan. 7-11.

    "Christians have always needed to be able to state what they believe clearly and to defend their faith when asked to give a reason for the hope that they have in Christ," said Robert Stewart, Defend director. "But today in our postmodern, post-Christian, post-truth culture it is especially important that we be winsome ambassadors for Christ who share the truth in love in the power of God's Spirit." Read More

  • Kelley to NOBTS grads: Let 'Yes' be your guide

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS -- The "one word" that brought students to seminary must now guide them as graduates, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Chancellor Chuck Kelley told them, Dec. 15, at NOBTS' Leavell Chapel.

    "'Yes' is the word that brought you to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 'Yes' is the word I want you to take with you as you depart," Kelley said. "But, I warn you. Not every 'yes' is easy."

    Kelley reminded graduates they answered "yes" when God called them to seminary knowing the road would be long and difficult. Kelley recalled trying personal times he and wife Rhonda Kelley faced when he came to seminary 43 years ago -- first as a student, then faculty member, and then president. Read More

  • NOBTS presidential search comm. meets, selects chair

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Monday, November 05, 2018 (3 months ago)

    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's 11-member presidential search committee held its first meeting Nov. 1. The group unanimously elected Frank Cox to chair the committee.

    The committee spent the day on the NOBTS campus in focused prayer and began developing a profile of the type candidate they are seeking to lead the seminary.

    The team met in a spirit of unity and prayer and excitement about the future of the seminary, Cox noted. The committee, he said, has established a process for Southern Baptists to ... Read More

  • Perkins: The Gospel leads to racial reconciliation

    by Gary D. Myers , posted Friday, November 02, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- To achieve true racial reconciliation in the church, Gospel proclamation must remain the central theme, John M. Perkins said in a daylong visit to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    As Christians band together around the Gospel's reconciliation between God and man, Perkins said racial reconciliation should come naturally, and he is hopeful that the current generation will make great strides in bringing it about.

    Perkins, a Christian minister and leader in the racial reconciliation movement among evangelicals, directs the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Miss. In 1976, Perkins authored "Let Justice Roll Down," a classic volume which charts his conversion to Christianity and how the power of the Gospel positions the church for racial reconciliation. Read More

  • NOBTS trustee chairman appoints search committee

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 (4 months ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustee chairman Frank Cox announced the names for the 11-member presidential search committee today (Oct. 11) and called on Southern Baptists to pray through the search process.

    "We ask that Southern Baptists pray for us as we seek God's man to lead New Orleans Seminary into the next century of ministry here in New Orleans and surrounding regions," Cox said.

    The NOBTS bylaws call for the trustee chairman to appoint a committee with 11 voting ... Read More

  • David Platt: 'Church leaders, What is success?'

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    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