Alumni and students celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Seminary Wives Institute at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with testimonies from graduates from 1999 to 2017.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptists should prioritize prayer for unity and evangelism, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said in a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary setting forth key aspects of prayer. "I'm praying that the priority of the Southern Baptist Convention ... will become literally a house of prayer," Gaines said. "I'm praying that when people think about the Southern Baptist Convention the very first thing they will think of is this: That's the group of folks, those are the folks that pray."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptists need to unite in order "to advance the Kingdom of God together for God's glory," state convention leader Jim Richards said in a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. "What we have [as churches in the Southern Baptist Convention] is definitely much more in common than we have apart," said Richards, executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, noting that "our heart and our soul" is "to be together."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The reality of death for all people should compel more Christians to take risks in spreading the good news of Christ's resurrection among unreached people groups, said David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, during a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Participation in the divine nature of God leads to a life of spiritual effectiveness and productivity, said Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page during the Aug. 30 chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. "This divine provision says we are born complete with that which we need for life and godliness," said Page, a former SBC president who has served as president and CEO of the Executive Committee since 2010. "This means that the DNA necessary for spiritual greatness is already present at the moment of your rebirth. … It shows that God never has to do a recall on any Christian and say, 'I need to add back something that I failed to put in in the first place.' It shows this deep, beautiful divine nature that He's given us is already present in our lives."
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Although marital problems may pose seemingly unprecedented challenges for husbands and wives, a new book offers timeless reflections on marriage from major figures in church history. Professors Robert L. Plummer and Matthew D. Haste include biblical reflections and personal application with each of the 50 historical selections in "In Held in Honor: Wisdom for Your Marriage from Voices of the Past."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- All ethnic groups must preach racial reconciliation for there to be change among evangelicals, said speakers during the Expositors Summit Preconference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 26. "Racial reconciliation is not an addendum of the Gospel; racial reconciliation is wedded to the Gospel," said Curtis Woods, associate executive director of convention relations for the ...