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Karen Swallow Prior to join SEBTS faculty

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Karen Swallow Prior will join the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) as full-time research professor of English and Christianity & Culture beginning fall semester of 2020. She will be the first research professor in the history of The College at Southeastern. "I am delighted to have Karen join our faculty," said SEBTS President Danny Akin. "She is a gifted teacher in the field of English and literature who loves Christ, the Gospel and the Great Commission. Our students will be blessed to sit under her instruction. She is a wonderful addition to the outstanding faculty of Southeastern."

TRUSTEES: SEBTS trustees & donors gather, celebrate 25th anniversary of college

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) donors and trustees gathered together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The College at Southeastern (The College) during their biannual meetings Oct. 13-15. "The days are evil. The need for soldiers of the cross is great. We are a school that absolutely is making an eternal difference," said President Danny Akin during a dinner Monday night for trustees and donors. Akin highlighted significant growth within The College and the continued need of financial support for the "For the Mission" campaign.

‘Mr. Eugene’ — ‘one of God’s great gifts’ to SEBTS

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Eugene Smith Sr., affectionately known as "Mr. Eugene" around Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Aug. 11 at the age of 92. He had been a beloved facilities employee for nearly 40 years. "Mr. Eugene, as we called him, was one of God's great gifts to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary," SEBTS President Danny Akin said.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: SEBTS professor publishes new edition of ecclesiology book

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- "For the first 50 years [or more] of my life, I was a member of a growing denomination; now I'm not." This realization, among others, served as a primary influence for the latest edition to John Hammett's book, "Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches: A Contemporary Ecclesiology." Hammett, who serves as the John Leadley Dagg chair and senior professor of systematic ...

9Marks panel on church influence, culture, SBC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- This year's 9Marks panel discussions tackled the current state of the Southern Baptist Convention and whether or not the health of a church is enough to sustain itself in this cultural moment during two evenings of discussion in conjunction with the SBC's annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala. The Monday evening (June 10) discussion was led by Mark Dever, co-founder of 9Marks and senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C, and Jonathan Leeman, 9Marks editorial director. Conversation centered around the topic, "Are Healthy Churches Enough for Today's Problems?" Dever and Leeman's discussion was a live recording of their Pastors' Talk podcast, which they record weekly to discuss practical aspects of pastoral ministry and Christian life.

SEBTS Women’s Leadership Breakfast marks five years

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- This year's fifth annual Women's Leadership Breakfast focused on how women in a diversity of life stages have learned what it means to lead in their contexts by developing themselves and those under them for the glory of God. The annual event is hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Missie Branch, director of graduate life and assistant dean of students to women at SEBTS, moderated the June 12 panel discussion in Birmingham, Ala. ...

FROM THE SEMINARIES: SEBTS announces 2 church revitalization courses, names Ross Inman to faculty;

From the Seminaries: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary announces two church revitalization courses, names Ross Inman as assistant professor of philosophy.

Akin to grads: Run Christian race for ‘Lord’s glory’

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Referencing Hebrews 12:1-3, Danny Akin urged graduates of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to run the Christian race with endurance to the very end. On May 10, 263 seminary and The College at Southeastern graduates walked across the stage of Binkley Chapel to receive their diplomas during their spring commencement ceremony. "If you're going to run the race well today [and] also finish well, I believe the Bible provides some real insight into how that can be accomplished in your life for your good but, ultimately, for our Lord's glory," Akin, president of SEBTS, told graduates during his address.

TRUSTEES: SEBTS celebrate For the Mission launch, Akin’s 15 years

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- The public launch of the For the Mission campaign is just one way among many in which Danny Akin is continuing to cultivate an enduring Great Commission vision at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) as he marks his 15 years as president of the entity. These highlights, were among the many items discussed and celebrated at the Spring 2019 Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society meetings April 7-9.