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SBC DIGEST: 2020 SBC annual available; SWBTS releases new journal edition


2020 SBC annual now available

By BP Staff

NASHVILLE (BP) – The 2020 Southern Baptist Convention Annual is now available.

A yearly SBC publication, the Annual contains reports, financial data and other necessary information concerning convention entities and state conventions. This year’s publication is unusual in that for the first time in more than 75 years, it does not contain proceedings from the SBC Annual Meeting, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Annual is available online at SBC.net. Hard copies can be obtained, while supplies last, by emailing annual@sbc.net.


New edition of Southwestern Journal of Theology explores education

By Alex Sibley/SWBTS

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – The latest issue of the Southwestern Journal of Theology, the first to be overseen by newly appointed editor David S. Dockery, is now available. The issue’s theme is “Christian Higher Education in the Baptist Tradition” and features articles by Dockery, Nathan A. Finn, Keith Whitfield and Rhyne Putman, Gene C. Fant, Hunter Baker, Kristen A. Ferguson and C. Ben Mitchell.

First published in 1917, and published continuously since 1958, the SWJT is the academic journal of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dockery, who joined the Southwestern Seminary faculty in 2019 as distinguished professor of theology and theologian-in-residence of the B.H. Carroll Center for Baptist Heritage and Mission, was named editor of the SWJT last May.

Dockery writes in the opening editorial of this new issue, “As an aspect of the overall vision for renewal and revitalization at Southwestern Seminary, President Adam W. Greenway has communicated his dream for serious scholarship, applied theology, engaging teaching, and service to the churches to be combined with a heart for ministry, evangelism, and global missions, seeing these emphases as partners together on a shared mission. He sees these shared commitments coming together as ‘One Southwestern,’ reclaiming the best of the seminary’s heritage while advancing the distinctive Southwestern mission.

“The new editorial team of the Southwestern Journal of Theology sees the continuation of the publication of this resource as one way of participating in that vision. We pray that the efforts to re-energize the Journal will be used of God to serve the Southwestern community and its various constituencies to help bring revitalization to the seminary we all love in the days and decades to come.”

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