Archives for tag: Southeastern Seminary

Southeastern Seminary (5): A Community Devoted to Faithfulness & Excellence

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[Note: This blogpost is the final installment in a five-part series which articulates and expounds Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s mission to be a Great Commission seminary.] In this brief and concluding installment of the current series on Southeastern Seminary’s mission to be a Great Commission seminary, I wish to note … Read More »

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Southeastern Seminary (1): A Mission Framed by the Story of a Great Commission God

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Years ago, President Akin challenged the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to make every classroom a “Great Commission classroom.” Since then, our faculty members have put considerable time and energy into doing just that. We have tried to build a Great Commission seminary, curriculum, and faculty. Often, however, we … Read More »

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Reflections on the 2013 Southern Baptist Convention, Part 2

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On Monday, I published the first half of my reflections on the Houston Convention. This is my second and final post on this topic. 4. The ERLC Transition. One of the most important happenings at the Convention this year was the leadership transition at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. … Read More »

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The Cooperative Program, Seminaries, and the Future of Their Financial Success

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This is a guest post by Ryan Hutchinson. Mr. Hutchinson serves as the Executive Vice President for Operations at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as an elder at First Baptist Church of Durham, NC. We believe his article is deserving of a very close reading by all those … Read More »

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Q&A 19: What is the greatest strength of the SBC? The greatest weakness?

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Question: What is the greatest strength of the SBC? The greatest weakness? Reply: I think the answer to these 2 questions is the same: our fraternal and family orientation. We gain great strength by being a family or convention of Southern Baptist churches united by a passion for international missions, … Read More »

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Q&A 18: What does the spiritual and intellectual makeup of a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate look like?

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Question: What does the spiritual and intellectual makeup of a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate look like? Reply: The easiest way to answer that question is he or she looks like a Great Commission Christian. In other words, they have a consuming passion to make disciples of all the people … Read More »

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We’d Just Witnessed the Book of Acts

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Recently, I had the privilege of helping lead a missions team from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to a country in South Asia. We spent ten days in a nation with a population four times larger than that of California, but where far less than 1% of the population professes faith … Read More »

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Recommended Pre-Seminary Reading

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Several times a year I participate in a faculty panel during our Preview Weekends at Southeastern Seminary. Prospective students pepper us with questions about theological education, doctrine, campus culture, and ministry. It isn’t uncommon for prospective students to ask us what books they ought to be reading before they enroll … Read More »

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The Story of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1950-2010 (Part Three)

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Author’s note: This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is the third of four posts commemorating that history. The Fastest-Growing Seminary in America, 1992-2003 Under Patterson’s leadership, the faculty completed its transition from theologically moderate to conservative. In addition to the Abstract of Principles, Patterson … Read More »

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The Story of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1950-2010 (Part Two)

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Author’s note: This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is the second of four posts commemorating that history. Seasons of Controversy and Change, 1974-1992 Upon President Binkley’s retirement in 1974, trustees elected Randall Lolley, then pastor of First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, as the seminary’s … Read More »

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