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FROM THE SEMINARIES: Mohler, at convocation, announces Mark Dever’s addition to SBTS faculty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The church has been in a "predicament" for 2000 years, with its continuing faithfulness determined by its commitment to stand firm despite that predicament, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said during Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's fall convocation Aug. 27. Mohler, Southern Seminary's president, drew from 1 Corinthians 11:18-31 in an address titled "The Christian Predicament," noting that the church is considered foolish and scandalous for its commitment to the cross of Christ -- and that is exactly what God intended in His wisdom.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: Former SBTS trustee joins SBTS faculty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Todd Fisher, a senior pastor for more than 25 years and former member of the trustee board at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, joined the faculty of SBTS earlier this month. Fisher, who graduated from the seminary's doctor of philosophy program last year, joins the faculty as assistant professor of Christian preaching. Fisher earned his master of theology and doctor of philosophy degrees from SBTS in 2018. He also served as a member of the seminary's board of trustees from 2006 to 2016, and as its chairman from 2013 to 2014.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: Haste returns to SBTS as associate professor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Matthew Haste has been named to the faculty of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as associate professor of biblical spirituality and director of professional doctoral studies. Haste, who holds M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern, has been associate professor of ministry studies at Columbia International University's seminary and school of ministry since 2015.

ERLC’s Andrew Walker to join Southern’s faculty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Andrew Walker of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has been named as assistant professor of Christian ethics and apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Walker will continue to serve as the ERLC's director of research and senior fellow in Christian ethics.

‘We are here to worship,’ Mohler tells 304 SBTS grads

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Graduation ultimately reflects the fulfillment of God's promise to Jesus Christ that His house will be filled, R. Albert Mohler Jr. of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said in his May 17 commencement address. During the 223rd commencement on the seminary lawn in Louisville, Ky., 304 master's and doctoral degrees were awarded in what Mohler said is not just a ceremony -- it is a worship service for the God who called them and prepared them for ministry.

SBTS: Chitwood urges Great Commission faithfulness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A glorious vision of people from all nations worshiping God should inspire all ministry and mission, says Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board. Chitwood spoke during Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's chapel, April 18. He is a two-time graduate of the seminary, having earned both his master of divinity and doctorate of philosophy at the school.

TRUSTEES: SBTS announces new administrative leadership

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has named three young scholars to key academic leadership positions. SBTS President R. Albert Mohler Jr. made the announcement at a plenary session of the trustees' spring meeting on Monday (April 15).

The Apostles Creed: ‘Christians have died for this’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Among all the statements and confessions in the history of the church, the Apostles' Creed stands above them all, R. Albert Mohler Jr. writes in a new book seeking to rekindle a love for the creed nearly 2,000 years after its writing. Recited in churches of all traditions and varieties across the world -- and in every commencement ceremony at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary -- the Apostles' Creed has long been considered the basic teaching of Christianity.

Moore examines paradoxes in Scripture & ministry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The church's integrity, or internal stability, is maintained by understanding and articulating key paradoxes in the Bible, Russell Moore said in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary's Norton Lectures. While the word "integrity" often is used regarding moral character, it really represents the "holding together" of something, like a building or institution, Moore said.

Mohler underscores ‘something glorious’ to SBTS grads

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Seminary graduates bear witness to the glory of God's reign promised by the birth of the Messiah, said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the school's 222nd commencement exercises. During the Dec. 6 ceremony in Louisville, Ky., 156 master's and doctoral students were present to receive their degrees on Friday as members of an overall 208-person graduating class. In his address, titled "For the Earth Shall Be Full of the Knowledge of the Lord as the Waters Cover the Sea," Mohler said the graduates of Southern Seminary are part of a global movement that began in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. And that movement will not stop until God's glory spreads to the entire world, he said.