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Church’s role, same-sex attraction addressed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Jesus calls all people, including those with same-sex attraction, in the same way: to repent and believe, said British author and pastor Sam Allberry in a March 4 lecture at Boyce College. "Often, we treat homosexuality as if it's a kind of self-contained issue on its own, and we don't quite know what to do with it because we're not anchoring it in what the Gospel tells all people to do," Allberry said.

’23 Blast’ portrays life of SBTS alumnus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) -- When Travis Freeman lost his eyesight in high school, his chances of playing football were destroyed. But his battle with adversity and illness birthed a ministry and the focus of a new movie. The film, "23 Blast," based on Freeman's journey after contracting bacterial meningitis, releases today (Oct. 24) in 600 theaters across the country. "The movie isn't the Travis Freeman story," Freeman, a two-time Southern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate, said. "It does a really good job capturing the spirit of my story. I want people to be encouraged whether by watching the movie, 23 Blast, or reading the book, or following me on Twitter or hearing me speak."

Floyd to students: complete Great Commission

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Christians in this generation need to complete the Great Commission, Ronnie Floyd said in a chapel service at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Oct. 16. "Let us go to places where the Gospel has never been," he said at Southern's campus in Louisville, Ky. "We must complete the Great Commission in our generation, and we need to make a commitment together that their spiritual death will not happen on our watch."

Bible’s sufficiency & counseling discussed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Affirming the sufficiency of Scripture in biblical counseling is a "radical idea," said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the school's first Counsel the Word Conference. The conference, co-sponsored by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), featured popular practitioners Paul David Tripp, David Powlison, Heath Lambert and others during the two-day event.

Piper: To know God is to enjoy Him

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- If seminarians will learn the habit of thinking about God's truth as a means of enjoying Him, they will not waste their theological education, John Piper said during a special chapel service at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

W.A. Criswell chair announced at Southern

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- In honor of the late W.A. Criswell, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has announced a new academic chair in preaching named for the longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Southern Baptist statesman and two-time Southern graduate.

Prof/pastor examines Scripture’s storyline

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Helping Christians understand Scripture's storyline is the aim of his new book, said Thomas Schreiner, a New Testament scholar and pastor in Louisville, Ky.

Personal purity exhorted to seminary students

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The spiritual health of seminary students and their families should precede academics, speakers said at a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary conference emphasizing purity.

‘Think: Worship’ conf. points to the Gospel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Worship is fundamentally about the Gospel, speakers said at the inaugural "Think: Worship" conference at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Indian student wins SBTS preaching award

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Aubrey Sequeira, winner of this year's Clyde T. Francisco Preaching Award at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, plans eventually to return to India with his wife Nishika to teach and train pastors.