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Biblical archaeology: heart-changing not Indiana Jones glitzy, prof says

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–He doesn’t swing on vines through winding caves, dodge massive boulders or narrowly escape pits of poisonous vipers. He isn’t hunting for the lost Ark of the Covenant while being pursued by thieves and evil governments. And he doesn’t carry a bullwhip or pistol in his quest for ancient artifacts. But Thomas […]

Understand ‘how the world thinks,’ Hollywood producer urges Christians

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Christian media must take a cue from the Jewish Swiss pen maker who fashioned Hitler’s Mont Blanc pen, said Phil Cooke, an award-winning film, television and video producer who visited Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary April 12. That cue — subtlety. Hitler commissioned the pen maker to design the ultimate pen for a […]

People at work & at home need dedicated chaplains, he says

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–A $20 bill, even one crumpled and ripped, is still worth $20. Gil Stricklin made that point during a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary chapel service April 5. After crumpling, stepping on and almost ripping in half a new $20 bill, Stricklin offered it to a nearby seminary student who accepted it. The […]

Global missions call is for all, missions leaders tell seminarians

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–While the March 28 tornadoes in Fort Worth missed Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary by a few miles, the sweeping message that all Christians are called to take the gospel to the nations made a direct hit on campus during Global Missions Week March 27 through 31. “You are probably very much aware […]

15-year Navy cook, now a pastor, learning recipes for ministry

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–He once made meals for boatloads of people. Literally. Now this Colorado pastor’s family of four gets to enjoy the culinary delights he dishes out. Accustomed to feeding 2,000 sailors daily, Bob Gitschlag, former U.S. Navy cook and seminary student and current pastor of First Baptist Church, Cheyenne Wells, Colo., has to […]

Worship is a daily lifestyle, conference speakers remind

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Worship is a lifestyle, and Christians worship only through living daily in God’s presence, said Bruce Leafblad, coordinator of the Worship 2000 conference held Feb. 14-18 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. “A denomination that looks to annual revivals for renewal has still not figured it out,” said Leafblad, Southwestern professor of church […]

Exhortations to ‘fly,’ ‘honk’ voiced at women’s consultation

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Women need to fly like bees and honk like geese to minister effectively in the 21st century, said speakers at the Women’s Leadership Consultation, Feb. 10-12 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. They also need to be hard workers, obedient to God, compassionate and willing to sacrifice for the sake […]

Jazz enthusiast has ‘gone at it the right way,’ seminary prof says

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Music, especially jazz, has more to do with God than meets the ear. And that’s something Robert Elkins is basing his life on. “Jazz relates to the spiritual,” said Elkins, who began incorporating jazz into church music while in high school. “It is a craft of improvisation which allows you to create […]

Former entrepreneur helps Olympians find prize more valuable than gold

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--His father abandoned him before he was born. His teenage mother married a "dirt-poor" farmer who died tragically just 13 years later.

Wide range of chaplaincy skills key to Southwestern training

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–A man is in the hospital for at least two weeks, and he’ll spend it alone. A woman has tried to reason with her husband to stop gambling. He won’t, and she intends to take the children and leave as soon as she gets home from work. An 18-year-old soldier watches a […]