SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing

Trustee Wayne Dickard of South Carolina votes against board action to ratify dismissal of former president In a meeting characterized by unity despite differences of opinion, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustees voted to uphold the trustee executive committee’s decision in May to terminate former president Paige Patterson. Trustees revisited Patterson’s termination at their Oct. 15-17 […]

Q&A: Mohler reflects on 25 years at Southern Seminary

On the occasion of his 25th anniversary as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s president, R. Albert Mohler Jr. sat down for a wide-ranging conversation about cultural challenges, theological education, the Southern Baptist Convention and his tenure as the ninth president of the SBC’s oldest seminary. “When I came here as a student, I definitely came wanting […]

Mohler’s 25 years at Southern Seminary celebrated

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustees presented a resolution of appreciation to R. Albert Mohler Jr. to celebrate his 25th anniversary as president of the institution during a special chapel service Oct. 9. A sermon by Atlanta-area pastor James Merritt and reflections from Mohler, who became the seminary’s president in 1993, also were part of the […]

Hurricane Florence aftermath still ‘pretty rough’

It didn’t take disaster relief volunteer Ronnie Register long to describe the situation where he is serving. “The situation here is pretty rough. There are a lot of hurting people,” Register said as he looked across the church parking lot at a flooded subdivision in Longs, S.C. Not only had floodwater been just below roof […]

New Orleans Seminary president Chuck Kelley announces retirement

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary president Charles S. “Chuck” Kelley Jr. announced his plan to retire at the end of the current academic year during Founders’ Day chapel Oct. 2.   Kelley will continue to lead the seminary through July 31, 2019. “This is the biggest decision of my life in a lot of ways,” […]

IMB missionary commissioning service to be broadcast over internet Sept. 26

This week, 66 international missionary candidates will be presented to International Mission Board trustees for appointment. The appointees will be sent by their Southern Baptist churches to share the gospel in eight of IMB’s nine affinities. A Sending Celebration at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., honoring the new missionaries will be held Wednesday, […]

Next-generation ministry envisioned at ‘The Call’

The next generation of Christian ministry leaders must embrace and nurture God’s individual call on their lives before God will use them as ambassadors of the Gospel locally and globally, speakers said during “The Call” Conference held at two Baptist universities. Hundreds of students, from middle school through college, attended the Sept. 8 session at […]

S.C. Disaster Relief volunteers swing into action as Florence comes ashore

A South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief feeding team from Crossroads Community Church in Summerville has begun serving meals to first responders after Hurricane Florence came ashore Friday morning. Working in partnership with the Salvation Army, the Crossroads Church volunteers have set up operations at the North Charleston Coliseum, according to information shared with The Courier […]

Platt to step down from IMB; Meador named interim president

After receiving the resignation of David Platt, IMB president, to be effective at the Sept. 27, 2018, trustee meeting, the Executive Committee of the board of trustees of the International Mission Board voted in a special meeting Sept. 13 to approve Clyde Meador as interim president starting Sept. 27, subject to full board approval. Platt […]

IMB president issues apology over sexual assault investigation

Mark Aderholt, former chief strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, who was arrested on July 3 on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl more than 20 years ago in Texas, continues to await the decision of a grand jury regarding an indictment. According to District Court 297 officials in Texas, a trial date […]