SEBTS trustees require new faculty to sign BFM; increase budget by $2M
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees discussed then affirmed a bylaw change requiring all faculty to publicly sign the Southern Baptist
Bailey Smith exhorts Baptists not to waste saints’ sacrifices
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--To a packed-pew sanctuary, evangelist Bailey Smith encouraged Southern Baptists and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students alike to perpetuate the sacrifices of the saints throughout Christian history.
A call is a promise of God, seminary president reminds
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Encouraging students at a sister Southern Baptist seminary's spring convocation to remain faithful to their call to the ministry, Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, said, "A call is a commitment of what God will do to sustain you in the place he wants you to go.
Historic meeting sets forward the task of interracial cooperation
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Paige Patterson, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and William Shaw, president of the National Baptist Convention joined hands Nov. 30, on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, symbolizing the desire of the two conventions to work together to spread the gospel to every nation.
Parallels between election turmoil & ministry draw Sutton’s reflections
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Comparing the recent turmoil in the 2000 presidential election to obstacles in the ministry, Baptist historian Jerry Sutton encouraged Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students to keep their focus on Jesus. Sutton, pastor of Two Rivers Baptist Church, Nashville, Tenn., speaking Nov. 9 on the Wake Forest, N.C., campus, outlined several issues visible […]
SEBTS trustees affirm Baptist Faith & Message 2000
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--In a statement issued during its Oct. 9-10 meeting, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's Board of Trustees affirmed the Southern Baptist Convention's recent changes to its Baptist Faith & Message 2000 in Orlando, Fla. Trustees will vote next spring on a motion that will make signing the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 mandatory for incoming faculty, while continuing to sign Southeastern's Articles of Principles as well.
Southeastern bids farewell to three long-time employees
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Three long-time Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary employees, Paul Fletcher, Ben. S. Johnson and Audrey Pleasants recently retired from life-long careers in the wake of the seminary’s 50th anniversary. Serving under three seminary presidents for 20 years, Paul Fletcher retired from his post as vice president for administration at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, […]
Patterson encourages president of Indonesia in establishing state of religious freedom
Yogyakarta, INDONESIA (BP)–In an impromptu meeting, Paige Patterson, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, encouraged the president of Indonesia, Abdurahman Wahid, to continue his efforts of establishing a state in Asia dedicated to absolute religious freedom, June 23. “We had the opportunity to express to him our appreciation on behalf of American evangelicals for […]
20-year-old’s funeral sparks 20-plus professions of faith
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--The death of Southeastern college student David Michael Light sparked a spirit of revival in his hometown of Burlington, N.C., during funeral services, May 30, at Brookwood Baptist Church.
More than 20 people made professions of faith and about 100 rededicated their lives to Christ.
Southeastern students witness to homosexual protesters at SBC
ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)--In the heat of the morning Florida sun, two Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students handed out gospel tracts to homosexual and lesbian protesters during the Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando, Fla.