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Rainer: 72 million teens have God on their minds, but not in their hearts

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Most teenagers today have God on their minds but not in their hearts, and they are searching for spiritual answers in a culture that has replaced the nurturing love and support of family with the fear and isolation of a multimedia-driven society, said Thom Rainer, a seminary professor and author of a […]

Southeastern Seminary’s church planting efforts gaining momentum

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–This summer, about 50 mission groups are scheduled to visit southern New Hampshire to help lay the groundwork for church plants in Exeter, Salem, Durham, Hudson, and Goffstown. Two Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary teams will also partner with the New Hampshire Baptist Association this summer furthering the Wake Forest, N.C., school’s mission […]

Southeastern records oral history of Southern Baptist missions

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Center for Great Commission Studies (CGCS) is employing modern technology to keep the history of missions in the Southern Baptist Convention alive. Initiated in the spring of 1997, Southeastern’s “Oral History Project” was created to preserve the wisdom and insights of significant contributors to Southern Baptist missions through […]

Southeastern helping islander return home with added skills

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–On the island of Antigua, the last thing many tourists think of while enjoying the beautiful surroundings is their relationship with God. But as a child, islander David Henry could see God everywhere, even though he came from a family that was hardly religious — much less Christian. “I was very young, […]

Southeastern Seminary establishes extension center in South Carolina

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will get a little closer for prospective students in South Carolina, Georgia and western North Carolina with the establishment of a new seminary extension center at Anderson College in Anderson, S.C. Southeastern will begin offering foundational courses toward a master of divinity degree Jan. 25 on the Anderson […]

God’s correction & man’s contriteness are foundational to revival, Elliff s

WAKE FOREST, N.C (BP)–Describing revival as a Christian’s daily renewal through prayer and meditation on God’s Word, Tom Elliff said any other method is short- lived and doomed for failure. “Most of us, in our minds, think of revival as something that happens in a relatively short period of time and then has continuing impact […]

Legal knowledge best defense for lawsuits, youth leaders told

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–In an increasingly litigious society, youth ministers need to go the extra mile to protect themselves from potential legal entanglements, a speaker said during the “Culture Shock ’98” youth ministry conference Sept. 14-16 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C. “Insurance companies tell us we have a big bull’s eye on […]

Millennials swayed by evidence over authority, evangelists say

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Today’s youth minister does not only have to reach the hearts of young people, he has to challenge their minds as well, a former atheist-turned-apologist said urging the “Culture Shock ’98” youth ministry conference Sept. 14-16 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C. “The next generation of youth minister is going […]

President’s admission not confessional, Merritt says

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–President Clinton’s nationally televised admission Aug. 17 that he had a relationship with a White House intern which was “not appropriate” fell short of a biblical confession of sin, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee chairman said Sept. 1. Speaking on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., James […]

Draper: “Education Minus God Equals Chaos”

An educational system that has rejected the oneness of God over the last forty years is to blame for the chaotic culture of the last half of the 20th century, James T. Draper, Jr. said during a March lecture series at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C. "It cannot be denied that the national […]