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Worship requires ‘life,’ Merritt tells seminarians

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–A “dead worship service” is an oxymoron, because a dead worship service is not worship at all, said Southern Baptist Convention President James Merritt at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Sept. 12. “I don’t mind telling you, I’ve been in some churches where you’d think amens were a hundred dollars apiece,” Merritt told […]

Grasp of Old Testament key to New Testament, prof teaches

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–He doesn’t wear a headdress or a long robe nor does he carry a shepherd’s staff. But like Old Testament prophets and New Testament apostles, Rick Johnson shares a love of the Hebrew Scriptures, a love he is communicating to his students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For Johnson, teaching Old Testament […]

Southwestern goes to the Internet with educational ministries journal

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–A new journal for educational ministers represents a new breed of seminary publication — one that is electronic and interactive. “Equipping U,” the journal of Southwestern’s school of educational ministries, debuted earlier this month on the Fort Worth, Texas, seminary’s Internet web page, at www.swbts.edu/equippingu/index.htm. The electronic publication is designed to provide […]

Prof resurrects English opera penned nearly 300 years ago

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–An award-winning opera by a little-known 18th-century English composer is seeing the light of day nearly 300 years later because of the efforts of a church music professor to reconstruct the score for the piece and have the opera published. David Music, a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, was a student […]

Reserve’s top chaplain recounts how ‘ministry of presence&#8217

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–It was an unusual site for a worship service: no building, no musical instruments, no stained-glass windows or vaulted ceilings. Just lots of sand and lots of sky. But for Jim Spivey, associate professor of church history at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the vast desert floor and Saudi Arabian sky were a […]

Southwestern professor named head of national field ed group

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–A Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor has been elected to head a nationwide field education organization and was honored by a Texas association for his support of bivocational ministries. Paul W. Stevens, associate dean for the doctor of ministry degree and the director of field education at Southwestern, was elected president of […]