Danny Akin

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FIRST-PERSON: How churches and seminaries partner to train students 

Southern Baptist seminaries were raised up, I believe, by the Lord — not to take the place of local churches — but to come alongside and help local churches. 

FIRST-PERSON: The MDiv is the gold standard of theological education

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – In 1980, two years after Charlotte and I got married, I started my MDiv program at one of our sister seminaries. I remember our excitement in those days. Even though we were poor (like most seminary students) and did not know how the Lord intended to use us for His mission, we were passionate to serve Him. That is why I chose the MDiv program.

FIRST-PERSON: The pastor and biblical complementarianism

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – As I preach across the country and engage leaders throughout the Southern Baptist Convention, I am often asked about the current discussions concerning women in ministry in our SBC family. I believe it is important to provide clarity in this cultural moment, addressing what I believe is the biblical understanding of the office and qualifications of a pastor.

FIRST-PERSON: Judging versus judgmentalism

Reflecting on the oft-quoted "Do not judge" passage of Matthew 7:1, Danny Akin sets forth 10 principles for Christians to make "righteous and correct judgments without wrongly being judgmental."

FIRST-PERSON: Linking arms, marching together

Seminary president Danny Akin describes the uniqueness of Southern Baptists' local, state and national cooperation. Whether in reaching a community or the world, Baptist churches "join together voluntarily because we believe that we can do more together than we can do apart," Akin writes.

FIRST-PERSON: The evangelistic power of a family

Nurturing a new generation with a Great Commission passion should "begin but not end with those closest and dearest to us," seminary president Danny Akin notes. "Let it begin in our homes." Among his suggestions: joining a Great Commission church and participating in missions opportunities.

Religious liberty: a Baptist distinctive

Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, underscores the passion for religious liberty and freedom of conscience that "runs in the veins of Baptists."

Akin: Great Commission families

Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, describes "Great Commission families" as "one of the most biblical and strategic ways to impact the world's lostness."

GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Danny Akin on GCRTF report

Great Commission Resurgence Taskforce report: Charting a path for Southern Baptists WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–The interim report of the GCRTF has already generated much excitement and many conversations. This is good and healthy. The Taskforce hoped its report would excite Southern Baptists, and it seems clear it has. It is also the case that the […]

FIRST-PERSON: Integrity in ministry

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--In 1 Timothy 3:2 the Bible says leaders in the church must be “blameless” (NKJV), “above reproach” (NIV). In recent days a number of stories have appeared in the media concerning well-known ministers forced to resign because of inappropriate or unwise actions.