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SBC DIGEST: State publications adjust formats, schedules; Mohler elected ETS president

Biblical Recorder to become monthly magazine; Baptist Message changes 2021 print schedule to offset costs; Mohler elected ETS president.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: Nick Challies remembered at SBTS; SWBTS to hold in-person commencement

Nick Challies remembered as one “living and breathing for God”; Southwestern Seminary to hold in-person commencement ceremony.

TRUSTEES: SBTS retains names, vacates chair, establishes endowment

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – The board of trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously voted Monday (Oct. 12) not to remove the names of the school’s founders from several campus buildings. But trustees embraced steps to lament the institution’s racial history, vacating an endowed chair named after an especially controversial 19th-century benefactor and providing up to $5 million in scholarships for African American students over the next few years.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: Mohler, Allen express gratitude to God for fall semesters

The 2020 fall semester is a precious gift from God, Mohler tells SBTS students; MBTS holds convocation in new normal.

SBC DIGEST: Mohler releases new book; LifeWay to host free virtual event on pastors’ mental health

Mohler releases new book on secularism, culture, and the Church; LifeWay to offer free virtual event focusing on pastoral emotional health.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: MBTS fall reopening plan; New leaders for Boyce honors program

Midwestern Seminary, Spurgeon College announce fall reopening plan; Baise, Flatt to serve as co-directors of Augustine Honors Collegium at Boyce College.

TRUSTEES: SBTS reduces budget, institutes structural changes in response to pandemic

LOUISVILLE (BP) -- Meeting virtually and in executive session Monday (April 20), the Board of Trustees of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary approved a revised business model and a budget reduction of 30 percent, which includes a 15 percent tuition decrease -- but also cuts in staff and other unspecified structural changes.

SBC seminary students getting much more than academic training

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist seminaries have stepped up to provide students support both financially and personally during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the aid seminaries have been able to offer students can be credited to the Cooperative Program's (CP) positive impact on operating budgets. Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS), said CP is essential to the mission of MBTS in ways far greater than simply being a revenue source.