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Retired theology prof David Mueller dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–David Livingstone Mueller, former professor of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, died March 26 of heart failure at the age of 80 in San Antonio, Texas. Mueller, who retired from Southern in 1995, earned a bachelor of divinity from the seminary and began teaching there in 1961 after serving as professor of […]

Hunt re-elected SBC president

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Johnny Hunt, pastor of the Atlanta-area First Baptist Church in Woodstock, was elected without opposition to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention June 23 at the denomination’s annual meeting in Louisville, Ky. In nominating Hunt, Ken Whitten, pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla., said as he listened […]

‘No’ to pro ball, ‘yes’ to the ministry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–In 1958, at age 16, Brian Richardson was faced with a difficult, life-defining choice. He was a star shortstop with the semi-pro Gloversville Merchants. In Richardson’s three years with the team — he cracked its starting lineup at age 14 — the Merchants had won the New York state championship each year (1956-58) […]

SBTS launches Ph.D. in spirituality

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will introduce in January a doctor of philosophy degree in spirituality, which seminary officials believe is among the first, if not the first, such degree offered at a Protestant institution in the United States. The new degree accompanies Southern’s doctor of ministry degree in biblical spirituality, which the seminary […]

Baptist associations’ roles underscored

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–Following the model of the early church, Baptist associations should encourage doctrinal integrity, foster biblical fellowship, promote genuine worship and advance the cause of the Great Commission, said Russell Cook, president of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions. Cook, in his president’s address at the SBCADOM June 8-9 meeting in Indianapolis, […]

Longtime music prof Hugh McElrath dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Hugh T. McElrath, longtime music professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, died May 8 at his winter home in Penney Farms, Fla. McElrath, 86, retired from Southern in 1992 as the V.V. Cooke Professor of Church Music, having served at the seminary since 1948 when he began as a voice instructor. After retiring, […]

Army chief of chaplains visits alma mater

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, the U.S. Army’s chief of chaplains and a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, challenged students to passionately serve God and to pray for the military during a chapel service at the Louisville, Ky., campus. If God matters, it should show through a person’s passionate prayer, praise and service, […]

Page warns against weak prayer lives

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Weak prayer lives among God’s people have led to spiritual decline in churches across America, Southern Baptist Convention President Frank Page said at a Great Commission Prayer Conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Page told the story of a grandmother who forgot to insert a check in Christmas cards to her grandchildren in […]

‘Kaleo’ helps students pursue God’s call

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–High school senior Troy Rogers believed God wanted him to pursue ministry vocationally, but he wanted some guidance to confirm his calling. Now he said he has confirmation, thanks to his experience at the “Kaleo” conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. (Kaleo is a Greek word meaning “to call aloud, […]

Mohler: Evangelical-Muslim letter troubling

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--When Christians enter into conversation with Muslims, their conversation should be clearly and distinctly Christian, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said on his national radio program Jan. 8.