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  • Record 467 degrees awarded at Southern's commencement

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (10 days ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Ministers of the Gospel are not partakers in a career, but recipients of a divine calling, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in his commencement address May 19 to the 2017 graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    During 219th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn, 318 master's and doctoral students received degrees. A week earlier, 149 Boyce College students graduated, with the combined 467 degrees representing the largest commencement in Southern Seminary's history. Read More

  • Embrace Gospel's 'foolishness,' MBTS grads exhorted

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (12 days ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's academic year concluded in celebratory fashion May 12 as graduates, families and friends gathered for the 61st commencement, launching theologically-trained Gospel ministers into service.

    The seminary's largest-ever graduating class of 135 students received 31 undergraduate, 82 graduate and 19 doctoral degrees and three diplomas from Midwestern Women's Institute. Read More

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

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

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    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

  • Her missions journey: from orphan to a doctorate

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Monday, May 15, 2017 (14 days ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Mary Ann McMillan never intended to earn a full degree when she enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She just needed 20-30 hours of course credit to go back to the mission field full-time.

    On May 12, McMillan received her doctorate in Christian education, adding on to her master's degree in intercultural studies that she received in 2013 after deciding it would prove useful for her future.

    The Lord was cultivating in McMillan a desire to go overseas to minister in closed countries, so she realized that having a doctorate in education would provide the platform for that goal. Read More

  • Life & death have value, Akin tells SEBTS grads

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Monday, May 15, 2017 (14 days ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- As followers of Jesus, death and life hold great significance and allow for what Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, calls "the ultimate win-win scenario."

    Akin challenged 234 graduates from the seminary and The College at Southeastern with a message from Philippians 1:21 during the 65th SEBTS commencement ceremony May 12. The seminary commencement was held at 10 a.m. and the college commencement was held at 3 p.m. Read More

  • Akin exhorts grads to live as new creations

    by Harper McKay, posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (5 months ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- During his presidential address at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary fall commencement ceremony, Danny Akin exhorted graduates, faculty and guests to proclaim the Gospel because of who they are in Christ.

    Speaking Dec. 9 from 2 Corinthians 5:17, which he called a foundational "life verse," Akin, SEBTS president, explained that becoming a new creation in Christ means "you are radically altered … once you were lost, now you're found. Once you were spiritually dead, now you are spiritually alive." Read More

  • Embrace prophetic role, Mohler exhorts SBTS grads

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, December 06, 2016 (5 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Christian ministers should not settle for the comfortable career of secular professionals but courageously embrace their prophetic role, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in his Dec. 2 winter commencement address at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The seminary conferred 180 master's and doctoral degrees during commencement exercises in Alumni Memorial Chapel. Read More

  • Serve as Christ served, Akin exhorts SEBTS grads

    by Harper McKay, posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (one year ago)

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    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Sent to lead? Perhaps. Sent to serve? Absolutely.

    With those words, Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, charged 237 spring graduates to follow Christ's model of service.

    "The greatest person who ever lived and walked on this earth ... Read More

  • Mohler to grads: Hope for Gospel to 'speed ahead'

    by Annie Corser, posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (one year ago)

    SBTS Photos by Emil Handke
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Gospel ministers must proclaim God's Word with the urgency of eternal consequences, said President R. Albert Mohler Jr. in his May 20 commencement address to the 2016 graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    During the institution's 216th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn in Louisville, Ky., 284 master's and doctoral students from 44 states and 15 countries received their degrees. Read More