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NOBTS: Kelley recounts God’s providence

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, celebrated the school’s heritage of providence and prayer in his annual state of the seminary address. Ninety-three years after its founding, Kelley said, the seminary remains “in the grip of God.” In 1917, Southern Baptists decided to create a seminary in New Orleans, one […]

Cooperating in a Multi-Party Partnership

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary   In the steamy heat of August and the chill of January they come to New Orleans — God-called men and women. Some are on their own, with only a few suitcases and a worn Bible. Others are families in minivans, filled with energetic children and hearts for ministry. They […]

Witherington preaches on true worship

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–Ben Witherington III pulls no punches when it comes to the culture’s increasing consumer mentality of worship, in which the people in the pews often attend church for what they can get from a service instead of to truly worship a holy God. “A consumer mentality as an approach to worship is a […]

NOBTS: Confront culture, Hankins urges

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–The executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention challenged seminarians to become “modern-day Jeremiahs” who boldly confront sin in the culture and call people to repentance. David Hankins, in a chapel message at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, drew a present-day parallel between the state of 21st-century society and Judah in the 6th […]

It’s no ordinary Saints helmet

WHITE CASTLE, La. (BP)–As Super Bowl week dawned in New Orleans, Greg Wilton’s face and a tarnished replica Saints helmet graced the front page of the city’s newspaper, The Times-Picayune. Wilton, 27, tried to quell the buzz from family and friends, but this is no ordinary football helmet. And Wilton, bivocational pastor of First Baptist […]

Church’s Haiti focus shifts to orphans

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--An Atlanta-area Haitian congregation is refocusing a planned trip to Haiti because they have learned eight children with family ties to the church have been orphaned in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.

Pastor pleads for help for Haiti

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–Seneque Saintil, pastor of an Atlanta-area Haitian congregation and a New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary student, is readying a team from his church to travel to the devastated island nation. “Now more than ever, Haiti needs every possible hand to help those who lost what little they had,” Saintil said. The six-member team […]

Kelley: Choose God’s direction, not yours

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–Their research papers are written and every classroom test taken. But New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s newest graduates will face one more exam for the rest of their earthly lives, NOBTS President Chuck Kelley said Dec. 19. The test — related to Proverbs 3:5-6 — is how they will answer a defining question: […]

N. Orleans prof takes page from Spurgeon

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–A New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary professor’s find at a London college’s fundraiser needed only a one-word description: Marvelous. In fact, Lloyd Harsch’s purchase from Spurgeon College — a page from one of legendary preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s sermons — came from an 1883 message on Zechariah 8:6. The sermon’s title? “Marvellous! Marvellous!” […]

Land: Barbarism looms if life is devalued

NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Civilization stands at a fork in the road and will either ascend to greater heights or tumble into barbarism unless Christians reassert the value of all human life and absolute moral truth, Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land told a Founder's Day audience at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.