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Lessons from 50 years in ministry recounted by LifeWay’s Jimmy Draper

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–In 50 years of ministry, Jimmy Draper, the president of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, has learned a few lessons, 21 of which he shared with seminary students during a chapel service at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 21: 1. Don’t neglect your personal walk […]

Ministry begins with dreaming, pastor tells leadership sessions

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Ministry begins with dreaming but can’t remain there, a Georgia pastor told pastors and other ministers at the Next Level Leadership Conference Sept. 11-13 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Dwight “Ike” Reighard, pastor of North Star Church in Marietta, Ga., spoke of a churchman named Bishop Milton Wright, […]

Wedgwood martyr Shawn Brown faced death with firm faith & courage

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--The night before the shooting at Wedgwood Baptist Church, Shawn Brown told his wife, Kathy Jo, that he didn't know why, but he had been praying hard for her all day. The next evening, after a gunman had murdered Shawn and six other people at the church, Kathy Jo knew why -- to give her the strength to cope with his death.

God cares & is with us, survivors say at Wedgwood memorial at SWBTS

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--A year to the day after the worst church shooting in American history, some of the people closest to the shooting shared two simple truths that they had learned the past year: God still cares and God does not let his children go through trials alone.

Seminarians continue to glean lessons from Wedgwood tragedy

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–It has been a year since a deranged gunman walked into the sanctuary of Wedgwood Baptist Church and started shooting, and for some students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary the time that has passed has shown them that God has used the horrific act for his purposes. For Kevin Galey, a Ph.D. […]

Daughter’s cancer prompts T.W. Hunt to pen book on God’s view of adversity

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Obstacles, challenges, roadblocks, trials and temptations. Christians deal with these daily, but according to a well-known Christian author, the spiritual journey believers undergo is a process that will transform them into royalty.

Seminarians encouraged to have mind of Christ as new year begins

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–As a new wave of students began their journey through the halls of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, President Kenneth S. Hemphill called on them to remember the need in today’s world and today’s church for encouragement, compassion, sympathy and fellowship. New and returning students, faculty and staff heard Hemphill’s message in the […]

John Newport, longtime prof & religion expert, dies at 83

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--One of Southern Baptists' leading authorities on the New Age, cults and world religions has died.

End-times theology at core of theology, prof contends

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Eschatology — the study of last things — is not just a part of Christian theology, but one of two central themes upon which all other Christian doctrines depend, writes to E. Earle Ellis, research professor of theology emeritus and scholar in residence at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. […]

Prof credits team for award-winning Bible atlas

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–A seminary professor who wrote an award-winning Bible atlas wants the kudos to go to everyone who had a part in what he called a team effort. The “Holman Bible Atlas” by Thomas Brisco, professor of biblical backgrounds and archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, won a Gold Medallion Award from the […]