WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Jeff Struecker, one of the heroes of the 1993 conflict in Mogadishu that inspired the movie "Black Hawk Down," graduated this spring from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a doctor of philosophy in Christian leadership. The former Ranger and retired chaplain for the United States Army is now lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Ga.
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a two-day event focused on America's struggle for social equality and the roles people of faith played during the civil rights movement. The events were held in partnership with the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at SEBTS and consisted of a lecture and a panel discussion. Speakers touched on a variety of topics including the history of the struggle, the challenges America still faces in this area and how the church can get involved in moving forward.