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Seminary awards initial degrees in marriage & family counseling

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–As Tommy Smith counseled soldiers in a tent in the Middle East during the Gulf War, he felt God make a radical change in his life, calling him from a ministry to congregations and troops as a pastor and chaplain to a ministry of counseling with individuals. So, although he had already graduated […]

Sisters, friends are born again at seminary’s youth meetings

NEW ORLEANS (BP)– Following the leader should not be a game played in the spiritual realm, five teenagers at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary discovered in April at Campus Youth Challenge events. Two sisters and three other friends, all children of seminary students or staff members, were confronted this spring with the realization that what […]

Bob Anderson encourages ministers not to quit

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–“The greatest people you’ll find have four words on their foreheads: ‘I will not quit,'” Bob Anderson told students in a Nov. 5 chapel service at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Anderson was elected president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention Nov. 11.The founder and president of Antioch Affection Ministries, an organization designed to […]

Ministry at home, Lowery says, foundational to all ministry

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–“Satan’s plan is to alienate you from your kids, your mate and your ministry,” Fred Lowery told students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Fred Lowery, pastor of the 6,500-member First Baptist Church, Bossier City, La., and his wife, Leigh, presented the inaugural Grace Lectures on the Minister’s Family Oct. 21-23 during chapel […]

Leigh Lowery gives six words of advice for living in the fishbowl

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–“We’ve come to give you some hope and encouragement and to let you know that you can survive life in a fishbowl,” said Leigh Lowery as she addressed New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s chapel audience Oct. 22, the second of three days in the inaugural presentation of the Grace Lectures on the Minister’s […]

Reighard intended NorthStar as innovative from inception

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–“We’re getting out of the church and into the community. We’re trying to love people until they ask us why,” said Ike Reighard, pastor of the innovative NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, Ga. Begun just four months ago northwest of Atlanta, NorthStar had 365 in attendance when its first service was held Jan. 5 […]

African Americans in missions: increasing interest reported

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"Why do we only have white missionaries coming to do missions?" Elliott Nichols heard Vincent, a young man from Rwanda, ask during a church service in Baltimore a few years ago.

Authority on Islam reviews keys for Christian witness

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"The affirmations of Christianity within Islam make room for building bridges, and the differences leave room for explanations across barriers," a leading authority on Islam told students and faculty at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kelley alerts seminarians they will encounter 5 tests

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"What's behind has given encouragement for what's ahead," Chuck Kelley told students gathered for the annual Faculty Recognition Day chapel service at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Jan. 29.

Avant points to counsel from God before revival

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"On Jan. 22, 1995, I lost control of my church and it's the best thing that ever happened to me," John Avant told students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary during a chapel service Jan. 22, two years to the day after revival began at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood, Texas, and spread to campuses and churches across the country.