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Merritt: ‘happy feet’ share the Gospel

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)—-Feet have a key role in world missions, former Southern Baptist Convention President James Merritt said in a message from Isaiah 52:7 at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary: “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who […]

Southeastern intends to be ‘dangerous’

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Members of Southern Baptist churches need to know that Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is a dangerous place, Daniel Akin noted. “Southeastern is a dangerous seminary to send your kids because I will do my best to convince them to go to the nations and fulfill the Great Commission,” said Akin, Southeastern’s president. […]

Seminarians nurture Nigerian churches

JOS, Nigeria (BP)—"I love you, Lord; and I lift my voice."       A chorus of American voices blended with those of their Nigerian brothers and sisters in Christ as two languages intermingled in praise to the one Creator.

Pastors, wives urged to exemplify marriage

SAN ANTONIO (BP)–Pastors and their wives not only have a responsibility to minister, but also a duty to exemplify the way Christ commands marriages to be, Gary Chapman, author of “The Five Love Languages,” said June 11 in a breakout session at the Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference in San Antonio. Couples must have strong foundations […]

SBC messengers elect Texan first VP

SAN ANTONIO (BP)--Southern Baptists elected Jim Richards, founding director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention and Eric Redmond, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Temple Hills, Md., as second vice president.

SBC’s Frank Page elected to 2nd term

SAN ANTONIO (BP)--In an unopposed race for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Frank Page, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Taylors, S.C., was elected to serve his second term.

Surviving the Storms of Life

Speaking from experience, both literally and figuratively, Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, advised a seminary audience what they should do amid the storms of life. Storms will come to everyone, regardless of station in life, profession, or age. "To be honest with you…my concern this morning is not that […]

Soul’s value focus of SEBTS graduation

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s passion for people throughout the world was reflected during commencement ceremonies for the seminary and Southeastern College at Wake Forest May 25. SEBTS President Daniel Akin underscored the value of a human soul to the 246 graduates and their friends and family. “A single soul is of great, […]

Focus on Jesus, Rankin tells seminarians

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–“I pray that through them we will see Your power unleashed among the nations,” David Nelson prayed during the May 16 annual commissioning service at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Nelson, senior vice president of academic administration and dean of the faculty at Southeastern, prayed for seminarians from the Wake Forest, N.C., campus […]

Prof promotes regenerate membership

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–“Christ is honored when church membership means something.” John Hammett, professor of theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, exhorted students to take seriously the need for an emphasis on regenerate church membership in a faculty lecture in chapel. Held once a semester, the special service allows a faculty member to share a […]