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  • SWBTS to house martyred doctor Bill Wallace's papers

    by Julie Owens, posted Monday, May 01, 2017 (26 days ago)

    Photo courtesy of SWBTS.
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southern Baptist medical missionary and martyr Bill Wallace suffered profoundly in his last weeks on earth, but he had long been prepared. "There is no sacrifice in all the world too great for a man to make for the Lord Jesus Christ," he wrote in an emotional letter shared with his home congregation just before he left for his fateful mission to China in 1935.

    Now, Wallace's farewell message and many other papers from his life will be on display in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's new Mathena Hall along with his previously acquired portrait. Read More

  • SWBTS apologizes for Twitter photo

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (one month ago)

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has "deeply" apologized for a photograph posted by faculty members on social media featuring some of the seminary's preaching professors dressed as hip hop artists. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: SWBTS' college named for L.R. Scarborough

    by Alex Sibley, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (one month ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees received reports on the renaming of the College at Southwestern and the establishment of the Patterson Center for Global Theological Innovation during their April 11-12 meeting at the Fort Worth, Texas, campus.

    Trustees also approved promotions for eight faculty members and the election of seven others along with a $36,833,962 budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Read More

  • SWBTS launches Center for Early Christian Studies

    by Alex Sibley, posted Friday, March 24, 2017 (2 months ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has launched a new center dedicated to the study of the ancient church -- the Southwestern Center for Early Christian Studies (SCECS).

    The seminary has a long history of research and publications in early Christianity, but now it meets with a heightened focus. A new website, special lectures, patristic reading groups, regular graduate and postgraduate seminars, and a group of faculty and students dedicated to researching the early church will all be features of the new initiative. Read More

  • Prison's 'field ministers' see wide-ranging impact

    by Alex Sibley, posted Monday, March 13, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Matheus Oliveira
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (BP) -- "I've been in prison before," Michael Rios humbly reflects. "I came in when I was very young. I had the right ideas, I had the right intents: get out, get married, have a life."

    Dressed in a white prison uniform, Rios speaks slowly but directly, his tattooed hands slowly gesturing to accentuate his words. He has been in prison longer than some of his fellow inmates have even been alive. Though Rios had the "right intents," bad choices kept him locked up, and he is now serving a life sentence. Read More

  • Reaching the world through theological education

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Fewer than 10 years ago, the Baptist seminary in Guatemala City was on the verge of closing its doors.

    Its library bookshelves were nearly bare; its only technological resources were decades-old computers; and its roof had decayed to the point that classes could not be held when it rained lest students become drenched by the impertinent dripping.

    Beyond that, the seminary's reach was limited, leaving would-be ministers who lived far from campus with no option but to fend for themselves. Read More