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Southeastern Graduate Chad Barefoot: The Youngest Senator in North Carolina

Chad Barefoot is currently serving his first term in the N.C. Senate as its youngest member. He represents Wake and Franklin counties in the 18th Senate District, including the neighborhood where his parents grew up. Keep Reading

Six New Areas of Study Offered for the SEBTS Ph.D. Program

In the fall 2015, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will begin six new areas of study in its Ph.D. program. The degree maintains the standard of highest academic rigor, with affordable tuition rates and flexible schedule options. Keep Reading

The Kern Family Foundation Grants Significant Funding to SEBTS for New Courses

The Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Family Foundation has awarded Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary a grant of over $200,000. The grant will fund initiatives concerning faith, work and economics in academic classes. Keep Reading

SEBTS Celebrates the Graduating Class of Fall 2013

Over 150 students graduated from the College at Southeastern and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on Dec. 13. One hundred and thirty students received a master or doctoral degree, and 25 students graduated with an associate or bachelor degree. The graduates are from 19 states across America and five international countries. Keep Reading

First Southeastern Class Offered in Spanish Announced for January 2014

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is eagerly anticipating hosting its first Hermeneutics course taught in Spanish. The class will be held on Jan. 6 – 10 on the SEBTS campus. Keep Reading

Installation of the John Leadley Dagg Chair of Systematic Theology in Honor of Andy Davis and a Sermon on A Case Study for People Who Relied on Themselves

The last Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary chapel of the fall semester, held on Dec. 5 in Binkley Chapel, celebrated the installation of The John Leadley Dagg Chair of Systematic Theology. The chair, given by an anonymous donor, is in honor of Andy Davis, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Durham, N.C. Keep Reading

Casual Conversations on Culture and Theology at SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted an evening of Casual Conversations with Daniel Akin, president of SEBTS, Andy Davis, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., J.D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Keep Reading

Words of Kindness, Gentleness and Conviction From Russell Moore

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) spoke in chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He preached on 2 Timothy 2:22-26. Keep Reading

Southeastern Received Accreditation from ECFA as the 1,800th Member

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is thrilled to announce its accreditation from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). SEBTS is the only Southern Baptist Convention seminary that has received ECFA accreditation. Keep Reading

A Kingdom Christmas at Southeastern

On Thursday, December 5th, at 7 p.m., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) will continue its celebration of Christ’s worldwide Kingdom with A Kingdom Christmas at Southeastern. Keep Reading

The Hendley Foundation Presents a Generous Gift to SEBTS to Help Fulfill the Great Commission

The Jesse David Hendley Foundation announced a generous gift to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary for an endowed Chair of Biblical Theology. The namesake of the chair is Doctor Jesse Hendley. Keep Reading

Southeastern is Well Represented at the 65th Annual Evangelical Theological Society Meeting

Thirteen representatives from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary presented their papers or participated in a panel discussion at the 65th Annual Evangelical Theological Society Meeting. Keep Reading

Saved in a Bar: The Story of an Accidental Church Planter

Saved while working in a bar, a Baptist pastor now serves as the leader of a thriving church network in Uganda. His education at Southeastern Baptist Seminary gave him the solid foundation to train others in his community to share the Gospel. Keep Reading

SEBTS to Host the 31st North Carolina Christian School Association All-State Music Clinic

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is thrilled to host The 2013 North Carolina Christian School Association All-State Music Clinic. The grand performance is on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Binkley Chapel on the SEBTS campus. Keep Reading

Southeastern Focuses on Worship Leadership

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is dedicated to its commitment to a biblically sound worship ministry. Keep Reading

Celebrating the Life of Becky Black

It is with great sadness, yet at the same time great celebration, that we inform you of the passing away of Becky Black. Keep Reading

Area Pastors Appreciated at First Southeastern Spurgeon Center Event

Local pastors gathered at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on Oct. 29 for the first event hosted by the Charles H. Spurgeon Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching at Southeastern, which officially launched earlier this fall. Keep Reading

Interpreting Genesis 1 and the Scientific Evidence about the Age of the Earth

Over 200 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminar students, faculty, and guests gathered at Wake Forest Baptist Church on Friday for the CFC Age of the Earth conference. Keep Reading

By Grace Alone, Through Faith Alone: Dr. Akin Concludes his Message on Justification

Speaking from Romans 3:21-31, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Dr. Danny Akin presented the second half of his message on justification in chapel on Oct. 29. Keep Reading

Timothy George Challenges Southeastern to be Dedicated to the Call of God

Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala., spoke to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary chapel attendees on Oct. 24 about the singular dedication of William Tyndale to translating the Bible into English. Keep Reading

Doug Carver Highlights the Importance of Prayer

Doug Carver, executive director of chaplain services for the North American Mission Board, spoke in chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) on Oct. 22 to share his heart for prayer. Keep Reading

Bryan Loritts Preaches on the Power of the Bible

Bryan Loritts, lead pastor of Fellowship Memphis in Tenn., a multicultural church that ministers in an urban context, was a guest speaker at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Keep Reading

Dr. Ed Young Sr. Chair of Preaching Installed at SEBTS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary enjoyed a morning of joyful celebration with the installation of the Dr. Ed Young Sr. Chair of Preaching. Keep Reading

A Report of Vibrancy: Southeastern Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees Fall Visit

In a series of meetings and events, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted its Board of Visitors and the Board of Trustees for its fall 2013 bi-annual meeting. Keep Reading

SEBTS Welcomes Art Rainer as the New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is delighted to announce Art Rainer as the new vice president for Institutional Advancement at SEBTS. Before moving to Wake Forest, N.C., Rainer served as the administrative pastor of First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, Fla. Keep Reading

Junior Hill Shares Biblical Wisdom on Sowing the Seed of the Gospel

Junior Hill, with Junior Hill Ministries, brought a genuine smile and warm heart to the last Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) chapel before fall break. He has preached almost 2000 revivals in his 46 years of full-time service to the Lord. Hill preached on the parable of the sower in Luke 8 and shared practical biblical wisdom from his many years in full-time ministry. Keep Reading

A Call to Share the Gospel from Leonce Crump

Leonce Crump, pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta, Ga., challenged those in attendance at the Southeastern chapel service to have the same heart as God for lost sinners. Crump has served in ministry for the past 12 years. Keep Reading

Lanzamiento de 9Marks at Southeastern en Espanol

In the spirit of innovation, serious commitment and a vision to serve the diverse kingdom of God, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary launched the first 9Marks at Southeastern in Spanish. Keep Reading

The Launch of 9Marks at Southeastern in Spanish

In the spirit of innovation, serious commitment and a vision to serve the diverse kingdom of God, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary launched the first 9Marks at Southeastern in Spanish. Keep Reading

The Fifth Annual 9Marks at Southeastern Conference

Close to 1000 pastors, students and local church members gathered for the fifth annual 9Marks conference at SEBTS. The conference theme was evangelism and featured six speakers and panel discussions including Danny Akin, Thabiti Anyabwile, Mark Dever, John Folmar, J.D. Greear and Peter Williams. Keep Reading

John Folmar Identifies the Mission Strategy of the Apostle Paul

The Lord’s servant, John Folmar, the senior pastor of United Christian Church of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, joined faculty, staff, students, perspective students and 9Marks en Español guests for chapel. Folmar highlighted three key elements of Paul’s ministry in Acts 14: preaching, pastoring and praying. Keep Reading

Dr. Peter Williams Disputes Moral Objections to the Old Testament

Dr. Peter Williams, the warden (CEO) of Tyndale House in Cambridge, U.K., disputed moral objections to the Old Testament in chapel. Keep Reading

Free at Last: Dr. Akin Speaks on the Doctrine of Justification

Dr. Daniel Akin, the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), preached in chapel on Sept. 19. He spoke from Romans 3:21-31 on the doctrine of justification, the first of a two part series. Keep Reading

A Day on the Course at the Seventh Annual Southeastern Classic Golf Tournament

The Seventh Annual Southeastern Classic Golf Tournament was held on Sept. 23 to celebrate the initiatives of SEBTS. The tournament was marked by a spirit of sweet fellowship among the 128 guests and pristine playing conditions at TPC Wakefield Plantation. Keep Reading

Dr. Mohler Addresses Southeastern on Christian Truth Telling

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary welcomed Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. as the guest speaker at chapel and for the Drummond-Bush Lecture Series on Sept. 12. Mohler currently serves at the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Keep Reading

Southeastern Timothy Society Members Leave a Legacy of Faithfulness for Future Generations

The Financial Development Office at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted the Second Annual Timothy Society Banquet. Keep Reading

Rosaria Butterfield Lectures on Sanctified Sexuality at Southeastern

Dr. Rosaria Butterfield, author of “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith,” lectured at Southeastern on Aug. 6. She converted to Christianity in 1999 while she was working at Syracuse University in the English Department and Women Studies Program. Keep Reading

The Importance of Spiritual Sight

J.D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., preached from 2 Kings 6:8-23 and focused on the need for spiritual sight and explained the blindness of the Christian believer and the non-Christian. Keep Reading

Platt Challenges Christians to be Faithful to the Gospel

David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., spoke at chapel at Southeastern on Genesis 1 - 3. He challenged students to be faithful across our culture to the gospel. Keep Reading

Allowing Questions to Challenge Us

Dr. Chuck Lawless, dean of graduate students at Southeastern, preached in chapel on Luke’s brief summary in Acts 1:4-11 on the time between the resurrection and ascension of Jesus with the theme of “Why Do You Stand Looking Into Heaven?” Keep Reading

A Call from the President to Pursue God's Heart

Dr. Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, addressed a well-represented population of students, faulty and staff gathered for the third chapel of the fall semester at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Southeastern Celebrates Kingdom Diversity

A host of students, faculty, guests and friends of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary filled Binkley Chapel for Convocation and the first Kingdom Celebration on campus. The day launched a diversity initiative of Southeastern. Keep Reading

New Students Are Versed in the Ways of Southeastern

As new students arrived at Southeastern the campus became filled with a buzz of energy, laughter, and a fresh passion for Jesus. Keep Reading

SEBTS to launch Spurgeon Center

The Charles H. Spurgeon Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching, which is expected to launch this fall, will be a means by which Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary equips Great Commission-minded pastors to preach God’s Word and lead healthy churches. Keep Reading

Southeastern at the Southern Baptist Convention

Southeastern declares its identity as a Great Commission Seminary at the Southern Baptist Convention hosted in Houston, TX Keep Reading

Thom Rainer charges Southeastern graduates to take the gospel in determination

Approximately 225 students graduated from the seminary and college at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary this past Friday, May 17, 2013. Keep Reading

The Legacy of John Sailhamer Continues at Southeastern

The book collection of John Sailhamer has arrived at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This book collection reflects a lifetime of travel and acquisition attributed to the former Southeastern Old Testament professor and scholar. Keep Reading

Board of Visitors and Trustees Gather To Hear about Those Being Sent

From Sunday evening to Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees gathered at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary for their biannual meeting. During these three days, members from the Boards conversed with current students, prayed for the seminary and made important decisions that will shape the future of the school. Keep Reading

Jubilate at Southeastern

Southeastern Seminary Announces May 3rd Music Concert: Jubilate 2013 Keep Reading

Stetzer calls for Kingdom people to love the World and serve the King

Stetzer is Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves on the Church Services Team at the International Mission Board. Keep Reading

President of LifeWay commissions pastors to shepherd family and church

Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, spoke at Binkley Chapel on Tuesday on fallen families as mighty ministries. Keep Reading

Johnny Hunt invites chapel attendees to receive and practice the forgiveness of God

Preaching from Matthew 18:21-35, Hunt teaches about the struggle of congregations with unforgiveness and the gospel of forgiveness. Keep Reading

20/20 Collegiate Conference challenges participants to gospel proclamation and missional living.

The Southeastern annual 20/20 Collegiate Conference featured speakers Daniel Akin, Bruce Ashford, C.J. Mahaney and Darrin Patrick. This theme this year was Gospel and Mission, which examined the centrality of the gospel in the mission of the Church to the broken world. Keep Reading

Dhati Lewis on Missional Obedience and Discipline

On Tuesday, Dhati Lewis invited the chapel from Mark 6 to take up the burden of missional living so that the Gospel can transform communities and neighborhoods. Keep Reading

Matt Carter testifies to the Power and Wisdom of God in Preaching

On Thursday, January 24, Matt Carter cautioned current and future pastors on the temptations of preaching with lofty speech, while instructing them to take up the power and wisdom of God’s Word. Keep Reading

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Charles (Chuck) Lawless

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Lawless is the former dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He currently serves as Vice-President with the International Mission Board as well as Professor of Evangelism and Missions, and Dean of the Graduate School at Southeastern Seminary. Keep Reading

Akin summons chapel to seek Christ Jesus, the Advocate and Atonement for the world

The spring 2013 semester commenced at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. On Tuesday, students, faculty, staff and visitors gathered at Binkley Chapel to celebrate Christ, the Advocate for sinners and Atonement for sin. Keep Reading