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SWBTS wraps up centennial celebration

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated the final commencement ceremony of its centennial year Dec. 12 at Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. In a tradition that began at the spring convocation, the faculty once again topped their academic regalia with beaver-felt cowboy hats. “It is the 100th year of celebration,” […]

Vet pursues chaplaincy after close call

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Jared Vineyard can’t remember a time when he did not have a sincere interest in the military. When he accepted Christ at a young age during Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Mount Zion, Ill., he sang about being an officer in the “Lord’s Army” — but the United States […]

Extension center leader Marshall dies

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Bill Marshall, for whom Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s extension center in San Antonio is named, died Oct. 23 from complications from pneumonia. He was 79. Marshall was director of the extension center from 1985-2000; it was named as the William R. Marshall Center for Theological Studies in 2006. Marshall also played a […]

Missions-minded music prof dies

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Lyndel Vaught, professor of church music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary since 1993, died Sept. 10 of cancer. He was 63. “In the last few days of his life he spent his time encouraging others in the assurance of salvation and the hope that lies ahead of all who put their faith […]

At 104, he aims ‘to be a blessing’

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Eugene Florence may be 104, but he is anything but set in his ways. His June 9-11 visit to Indianapolis marked his first trip to the Southern Baptist Convention and his longest flight on an airplane. Florence continues to model hard work and endurance as he experiences new things. Rarely has there […]