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  • 'Remarkable' number of women reported at SBC seminaries

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 22, 2017 (yesterday)

    File photo by Adam Covington/SWBTS
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "A remarkable number of young women" are enrolling at Southern Baptist Convention seminaries, according to a report delivered this week to the SBC Executive Committee.

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, in reporting to the EC Sept. 18, said female SBC seminary graduates are helping to fulfill a need in churches for "strong female Bible teachers." He attributed the increased number of female students in part to the publication of high-quality theological resources for women by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More

  • Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspired

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, September 07, 2017 (16 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

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

    by SBC Seminary & BP Staff, posted Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (24 days 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

  • New reformation in Germany sought by school's alumni

    by Alex Sibley, posted Friday, August 18, 2017 (one month ago)

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    COLOGNE, Germany (BP) -- André Töws counts it a privilege to minister in Germany, with its spiritual heritage as the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation.

    Unfortunately, this is not Germany's only legacy within Christianity. German theologians such as Friedrich Schleiermacher and Rudolf Bultmann guided Christian academic thought toward liberal theology and textual criticism of the Bible, causing people to question the accuracy and trustworthiness of God's Word. Read More

  • Jerry Vines enrolls in SWBTS Ph.D. program

    by Alex Sibley , posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 (one month ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Following more than 60 years of preaching, Jerry Vines has enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The prolific preacher, former Southern Baptist Convention president, and frequent speaker at Southwestern's annual preaching conference will begin his studies at the seminary's School of Preaching this fall. Read More

  • Millennial & bivocational: church's intentional DNA

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- As both a crew member at Trader Joe's and a minister at Progression Church in Baton Rouge, La., Joe Handy essentially gets to pastor two locations -- his "Trader Joe's campus" and his "Progression Church campus."

    At Trader Joe's, a grocery store chain, Handy rubs shoulders with nearly 85 coworkers from a wide range of social, cultural, political and spiritual backgrounds, most of whom have little to no interest in visiting a church. Read More

  • Archaeologists' discovery supports Bible's Gezer account

    by David Roach, posted Monday, July 10, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    TEL GEZER, Israel (BP) -- A discovery of ancient human remains by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary archaeologists has helped confirm Scripture's portrayal of the city of Gezer in southern Israel.

    The discovery, unearthed this summer by Southwestern's Tandy Institute of Archaeology, included remains of two adults and a child inside a building that appeared to have been violently destroyed by Egyptians in the 13th century B.C., according to media reports. Because the Egyptians in that period preferred to keep vanquished foes alive, "the heavy destruction suggests the Egyptian pharaoh ... 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

  • Callouses, cows & Christ: Ranchers answer God's call

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    KAYCEE, Wyo. (BP) -- Mark and David Largent are fourth- and fifth-generation ranchers, respectively, in a cow ranching dynasty that began with C.M. Largent Sr.'s first purchase of purebred registered Hereford cattle in 1902.

    But their second line of work likely wouldn't have been envisioned by their ranching forebears. Read More