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Faculty Q & A with Keith Whitfield

Keith Whitfield is an assistant professor of theology and an associate vice president of institutional effectiveness and faculty communications at Southeastern. He shares about how he came to Southeastern, what he has been reading lately, and how he uses theology to equip students to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Faculty Q & A with Ken Keathley

Ken Keathley is a professor of theology and the director of the Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern. He shares about his work at Southeastern, what the Lord has been teaching him lately and how he equips students for the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Fall 2014 Graduation at Southeastern: To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern celebrated the graduation of 160 students on Dec. 12. Keep Reading

Southeastern prays for racial reconciliation

For the last chapel of the fall semester, Southeastern hosted a time of prayer and Bible reading for racial understanding and reconciliation. Keep Reading

Faculty Q & A with Brent Aucoin

Brent Aucoin, professor of history and associate dean of the College at Southeastern, shares about his work, his family and what he does to equip Southeastern students for the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Faculty Q & A with David Black

David Black is a professor of New Testament studies at Southeastern, primarily teaching Greek. He shares about his travels, his work on the farm and how he equips Southeastern students to live out the Great Commission. Keep Reading

The Second Annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship Meets at ETS

The meeting of the Southeastern Theological Fellowship was held at the 66th annual Evangelical Theological Society meeting in San Diego, California on the evening of Nov. 19. The purpose of the event was to recognize and encourage theological scholarship. Keep Reading

Sam and Rachel James Receive Southeastern Presidential Award

Former International Mission Board missionaries Sam and Rachel James were awarded the Southeastern Presidential Award in chapel. Keep Reading

Derek Hicks lectures on North American Christianity

Derek Hicks, assistant professor of religion and culture at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was the 2014 Page Lecture guest speaker at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Southeastern launches the Raleigh Executive Training Institute

Beginning in January 2015, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) will launch the Raleigh Executive Training Institute (RETI) to make theological education more accessible to accomplished professionals and active retirees living in Raleigh and surrounding communities. Keep Reading

Q & A with Lizette Beard

Lizette Beard, project manager for LifeWay Research, shares about her experience at Southeastern, and how she is applying her pursuit of a Ph.D. to her work. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with John Hammett

John Hammett holds the John Leadley Dagg Chair of Systematic Theology and is a senior professor of systematic theology at Southeastern. He shares about his missionary background, current projects he is working on and how he equips students to live out the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Having a Jonathan Spirit: Biblical Manhood in 1 Samuel 14

Ben Mandrell, a church planter with the North American Mission Board in Denver, Colorado, preached on biblical manhood in chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on Oct. 21. Keep Reading

The Prevailing Purpose of God

Jeremy Freeman, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Newcastle, Oklahoma, shared about the prevailing purpose of God in chapel at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Jim Shaddix

Jim Shaddix holds the W. A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching at Southeastern. He shares a bit about his life, his ministry and how he pushes students to accomplish the Great Commission. Keep Reading

A Great Commission Church

Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern, preached in chapel on a Great Commission Church. Keep Reading

Fall Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society Meeting

Southeastern held its semi-annual Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society meetings on October 12-14. Attendees were encouraged by reflecting on past successes and planning for the future. Keep Reading

Alumni Q and A with Carlos Soca

Carlos Soca pastors in Clifton, New Jersey, where he was sent to plant a church by Open Door Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He shares about his life, his ministry and how Southeastern equipped him to be a parent and a pastor. Keep Reading

A call to be diligent in study

Alistair Begg called students to be diligent in the study of the Bible in order to preach effectively. Keep Reading

9Marks: Meaningful Church Membership

Over 1000 pastors, students and church members gathered for the sixth annual 9Marks conference about the design for church membership on Sept. 26 and 27. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Ant Greenham

Ant Greenham is a professor of missions and Islamic studies at Southeastern, and he takes a moment to share about his life, his work and how he equips students to live on mission. Keep Reading

Christian Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Southeastern hosted a two-day reflection on the struggle in America for social equality and the roles people of faith played in the Civil Rights Movement. Keep Reading

SBC President Ronnie Floyd leads SEBTS community to unite in prayer

Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, visited Southeastern to pray for the next great awakening in America and the world. Keep Reading

The 2014 Southeastern Golf Classic Makes a Kingdom Impact

The eighth annual Southeastern Golf Classic was held at TPC Wakefield Plantation, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tournament sponsors and individual golfers gave a combined total of more than $70,000 to support training students at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Alumni Q and A with Matt Emerson

Matt Emerson earned both his M. Div. and his Ph.D. from Southeastern. Matt shares about his experiences at Southeastern and how he lives on mission in academia at California Baptist University. Keep Reading

Tommy Adams: Engaging Disciples Through Sports

Tommy Adams, a former professional basketball player, found strength and direction to unite his love of God and basketball through discipleship groups at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Day of Prophecy Conference at Southeastern

Southeastern hosted a prophecy conference that explored views on eschatology. Keep Reading

A Manual for Defending Marriage against Radical Deconstruction

One of the many controversies of the world today is same-sex marriage. This issue strikes deeply and close to home. Daniel Heimbach in “Why Not Same-Sex Marriage: A Manual for Defending Marriage against Radical Deconstruction,” a book just released by Trusted Books, aims not only to clarify the stakes but to supply much needed help in addressing this issue. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with David Jones

David Jones serves in many roles at Southeastern including associate professor of Christian ethics and the associate dean for graduate program administration. In this interview, he shares about his work and how he helps equip Southeastern to live on mission. Keep Reading

Eric Hankins preaches on being faithful in the small things

Eric Hankins, pastor of First Baptist Church in Oxford, Mississippi, preached in chapel at Southeastern on August 28. Keep Reading

O.S. Hawkins preaches on preparing for ministry

O.S. Hawkins, president and CEO of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, spoke in chapel at Southeastern on August 27. Keep Reading

Thomas White: Commended by faith

Thomas White, president of Cedarville University, spoke in chapel at Southeastern on August 21. Keep Reading

Southeastern launches new Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality

Southeastern is announcing the new Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality directed by Nathan Finn. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Chip Hardy

Chip Hardy is new to the SEBTS family, and shares about his interest in the Old Testament, his love for the biblical languages and his passion for equipping students to accomplish the Great Commission. Keep Reading

I am going: Missions Chapel at Southeastern

Southeastern hosted the fall missions chapel including prayer, worship and teaching to encourage students to be on mission. Keep Reading

Fall Convocation speech honors missionary Bertha Smith

Students and faculty joined together at a crowded fall Convocation chapel service for a time of worship and to hear a message on Bertha Smith. Keep Reading

Generous donation launches Business and Cultural Engagement Scholarship

Local Southeastern supporters gave an initial gift of $100,000 to create an endowed Business and Cultural Engagement Scholarship for Southeastern students and another $5,000 to launch the scholarship awards this fall. Keep Reading

United in Prayer with SBC President Ronnie Floyd

Southeastern is hosting “United in Prayer” with Ronnie Floyd on Sept. 18. Keep Reading

Adrianne Miles joins the faculty at Southeastern

Adrianne Miles, who has been an adjunct professor as SEBTS since 2010, will begin teaching full-time this fall at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Southeastern professors and student appointed as ERLC research fellows

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention named seven Southeastern faculty members and one student as fellows for the new Research Institute. Keep Reading

A taste of missions in South Asia

A team from Southeastern experienced a taste of missions in South Asia for two weeks in May. Keep Reading

Southeastern students share the Gospel and lead ministry training in South Asia

George Robinson, associate professor of missions and evangelism, led a team of 15 students and spouses to South Asia in May. Keep Reading

New Master of Arts degree offered for ministry to women

Southeastern is now offering a Master of Arts degree to prepare students for effective ministry to women. Keep Reading

Southeastern serves university students in Taiwan

Southeastern professors Walter Strickland and Benjamin Quinn led five Southeastern students on a weeklong mission trip to Taipei, Taiwan. Keep Reading

Alumni Q and A

A SEBTS alumna participated in the 2+2 program at Southeastern in which she spent two years studying on campus and actually three years working as a missionary in the Middle East. She shared a bit about how Southeastern was instrumental in equipping her for Great Commission work on the mission field. (For security reasons, her name will not be mentioned.) Keep Reading

Southeastern awards the value of nearly 200,000 dollars in Kingdom Diversity Scholarships

The new Kingdom Diversity scholarships at Southeastern have been awarded to 23 students. Gifts range from nine full-time, 13 part-time, and one 1000-dollar partial scholarship. Seven scholarships were awarded on the doctoral level, 10 on the master’s level and six on the collegiate level. Keep Reading

National Hispanic Leadership Breakfast at the Southern Baptist Convention

Hispanic leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention gathered for a breakfast hosted by Southeastern during the 2014 annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11. Keep Reading

Southeastern encounters the power of God at Crossover Baltimore

Approximately 130 students and four professors from Southeastern attended this year’s Crossover mission trip in Baltimore, the largest group from one seminary in the event’s 26-year history. Keep Reading

Southeastern gathers to celebrate pastors at the Southern Baptist Convention

Southeastern hosted a breakfast for the Spurgeon Center for Pastoral Leadership featuring guest speakers Ronnie Floyd and Chuck Lawless at the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention. Keep Reading

Remembering Nancy Nell Jacumin, a friend and supporter of Southeastern

Nancy Nell Simpson Jacumin died unexpectedly on June 9 at the age of 78. The Jacumin-Simpson Missions Center building at Southeastern is named after her family. Keep Reading

Southeastern delivers its report to the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention

President Akin delivers the 2014 report from Southeastern at the annual SBC meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Keep Reading

Southeastern hosts alumni and friends luncheon at Camden Yards

Southeastern hosted approximately 325 alumni and friends for a luncheon in Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The event was held during the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention in Baltimore, Maryland on June 11. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Jamie Dew

Jamie Dew, vice president for undergraduate studies and academic support as well as an associate professor of history of ideas and philosophy, shares about what it means for his work at Southeastern to be Great Commission work. Keep Reading

SEBTS on Mission to Scotland

Stephen B. Eccher, assistant professor of church history and reformation studies at Southeastern, shares highlights from a weeklong Southeastern mission trip he led to Scotland this spring. Keep Reading

Maurice Robinson begins producing a critical edition and textual commentary for the Byzantine text

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Maurice Robinson, senior professor of New Testament studies, has been named research professor of New Testament studies. Keep Reading

Alumni Q and A with Joseph Stegall

Joseph Stegall is lead pastor at Providence Baptist Fellowship in Nolensville, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville. He took some time to share about his ministry, his family and how the Lord used his time at Southeastern to equip him for Great Commission ministry. Keep Reading

Southeastern graduates encouraged not to waste their lives

A total of 259 graduates were from 34 states and five countries were honored at Southeastern's graduation. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Walter Strickland

Walter Strickland is special advisor to the president for diversity and instructor of theology at Southeastern. He shared about his work and how he fulfills the Great Commission by celebrating the nations. Keep Reading

President Akin shares biblical foundations for marriage and family

2014 marks the seventh consecutive year of the Family Life Conference at Southeastern. The conference continued to grow with approximately 115 attendees from the SEBTS family and beyond. Keep Reading

President Akin encourages students to complete their ministry and live with no regrets

Daniel Akin, president of Southeastern, called students to complete their ministry and live with no regrets at the last chapel of the semester. Keep Reading

Crossover Baltimore participants seek power in prayer leading up to the June mission

Over 130 students and four faculty members from Southeastern are preparing to go serve the city of Baltimore. Keep Reading

A conviction for life: The Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern hosts Amber Lehman

Amber Lehman, CEO of First Choice Pregnancy Solutions, came to Southeastern to share her journey From Pro-Life to Abolitionist. Keep Reading

Southeastern announces academic reorganization and degree changes

During the spring 2014 Board of Trustees’ meeting, the trustees approved a reorganization plan, which includes changes to the faculty and degree opportunities at Southeastern. Keep Reading

The Spurgeon Center at Southeastern trains pastors to make disciples

John H. Ewart is the new director of the Spurgeon Center. Through the Center SEBTS offers assistance, resources and training to students, as well as to pastors and churches, to equip them to serve in the crucible of real life ministry. Keep Reading

Alumni Q and A Interview with Peter Rochelle

Peter Rochelle, a SEBTS alumnus, shares about his ministry, his family and how the Lord used his time at Southeastern in his pursuit of the Great Commission. Keep Reading

David Platt calls believers to a wholehearted devotion to missions

A highlight of Global Missions Week at Southeastern was guest speaker, David Platt, senior pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala. Keep Reading

A broader perspective: Global Missions Week at Southeastern

Global Missions Week 2014 at Southeastern challenged students to follow Christ and go beyond their comfort zone to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Alvin Reid

Alvin Reid, professor of evangelism and student ministry at Southeastern, shares about his personal life and how his work at Southeastern equips students to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Paige Patterson receives the Presidential Award at Southeastern

Paige Patterson, the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and former president of Southeastern received the highest honor from Southeastern, the Presidential Award. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Chuck Lawless

Chuck Lawless, vice-president of graduate studies and ministry centers at Southeastern, shares about his role models, what brought him to Southeastern and how he serves in accomplishing the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Southeastern discusses business, vocation and the Great Commission

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture and the Acton Institute hosted events about business, vocation and the Great Commission at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Southeastern celebrates 10 years of President Daniel Akin at the spring Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors meetings

Southeastern celebrated 10 years of leadership from President Daniel Akin at the March 30th – April 1st Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors meeting. Keep Reading

Festschrift written in honor of Alvin Reid

A Passion for the Great Commission: Essays in Honor of Alvin L. Reid by Larry McDonald and Matt Queen highlights aspects of Reid’s work on leadership, history, vision and strategy. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Nathan Finn

Nathan Finn, professor of church history at Southeastern, took a few moments to share about his current work, his family and his insight on how his role at Southeastern is Great Commission work. Keep Reading

Growing in engaging culture with biblical truth

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture hosted Barrett Duke and David Mills as guest lecturers on March 12 and 13 at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Curtis Cook calls for a fresh passion for persistent prayer

Curtis Cook has planted his heart and life in the Boston area as he fulfills the Great Commission. He has served as the pastor of Hope Fellowship Church in Cambridge, Mass., since it began in 2003. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Bruce Ashford

Bruce Ashford, provost and dean of the faculty at Southeastern and an associate professor of theology and culture, shares about his family and work as well as how he ties in the Great Commission through teaching systematic theology. Keep Reading

LifeWay Week encourages SEBTS students

Chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) featured two speakers from LifeWay on March 11th and 13th. The LifeWay Pastoral Leadership Award was presented in chapel to Philibert Dixon Meyor Keep Reading

Southeastern announces M.Div. available fully online

Southeastern announces M.Div. available fully online from anywhere in the world. Keep Reading

Chuck Quarles lives out the Great Commission as a SEBTS professor

Chuck Quarles lives out the Great Commission as a New Testament professor at Southeastern by serving the Kingdom of God in several capacities. Keep Reading

Double your gift, double your impact

Every gift to the Southeastern Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $50,000 raised from now through March 31. Southeastern is seeking strategic gifts to train men and women to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

SEBTS hosts its first African-American Read-In

The first African-American Read-In at Southeastern offered students, faculty and staff the opportunity to discover, read, hear and learn about African-American writers and artists. Keep Reading

Scott Kellum engages with SEBTS students to fulfill the Great Commission

Scott Kellum, a professor of New Testament and Greek at SEBTS, equips students through his experiences and expertise to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Dr. Jack Collins lectured on Did Adam and Eve Really Exist, Who They Were and Why Should You Care

Dr. Jack Collins lectured on Did Adam and Eve Really Exist, Who They Were and Why Should You Care through the Carver-Barnes Lectureship with the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Tony Merida

Tony Merida, associate professor of preaching at Southeastern and pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C., opens up about publications he is working on and what brought him to Southeastern. Keep Reading

D.A. Carson lectures on the parables of Jesus at Southeastern

D.A. Carson lectured on the parables of Jesus at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as a part of the Adams lecture series. Keep Reading

Ekklesia, the collegiate conference at Southeastern

Ekklesia was the theme of the sixth annual collegiate conference at Southeastern that examined the nature and importance of the church. Keep Reading

Russell Moore preaches on freedom from fear

Russell Moore taught on John 21 in chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary calling students to follow Christ and accept the freedom from fear that God offers. Keep Reading

SEBTS New Testament Professors Are Passionate About Missions Part 2

Four of the New Testament professors at SEBTS answered an unexpected calling to teaching as a way to fulfill their role in the Great Commission. Keep Reading

SEBTS hires four new faculty members

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary announces the hiring of four new faculty members to train and equip students to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Southeastern Seminary campaign exceeds 50 million dollar milestone

Daniel Akin, president of SEBTS, announced today that Southeastern Seminary exceeded her 50 million dollar comprehensive campaign goal with 50,221,165 dollars in gifts, faith commitments and planned gifts. Keep Reading

Q and A with Heath Thomas

Dr. Heath Thomas shares what he is currently reading and writing, what he likes to do when he gets home from work, and his favorite parts about teaching at Southeastern. Dr. Thomas loves teaching his students about the Old Testament and how understanding the lordship of Christ ties into the Great Commission. Keep Reading

A SEBTS Casual Conversation The Truth in Black and White

Southeastern hosted a casual conversation entitled The Truth in Black and White A discussion on race brought under the Lordship of Christ. Keep Reading

James Merritt preaches on brokenness and forgiveness

James Merritt, lead pastor of Cross Pointe Church in the greater Atlanta area, called Southeastern students to accept the forgiveness Jesus offers from John 8. Keep Reading

SEBTS New Testament Professors Are Passionate About Missions Part 1

The eight New Testament professors at SEBTS not only teach on the Kingdom of God but are also living testimonies to advancing that Kingdom through missions. The stories of three of the New Testament professors are featured below. Keep Reading

Brent Aucoin Lectures on Racial Slavery in America After Emancipation

Brent Aucoin lectured on Racial Slavery in America After Emancipation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Aucoin reflected upon the African-American experience in America after 1865 with the intention of creating a greater awareness of what injustices African-Americans endured after the Civil War. Keep Reading

SEBTS Casual Conversation With the North American Mission Board

Seminary students engaged in a panel discussion with Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board, about the ambitious vision and mission of the organization. Keep Reading

SEBTS Spring Convocation Marks the W.A. Criswell Chair Installation

The W.A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching was installed at spring convocation at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). For the convocation address, the service featured a video recording of a sermon by Criswell Whether We Live or Die? Criswell delivered the message at the conference for pastors at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Dallas, Texas on the evening of June 10, 1985. Keep Reading

New Students Welcomed to Southeastern

New students, enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern for the Spring 2014 semester, were eager to become acquainted with their new place of study. Keep Reading

Sheldon Alexander Begins New Role With SEBTS Alumni Development

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary announced the new role of Sheldon Alexander as Alumni Communications Specialist. He will be joining Alumni Development after almost 25 years of service to Southeastern. Keep Reading

Generous Technology Grant Given to SEBTS by the Keesee Foundation

The Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund granted Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary $200,000 for technology upgrades. The renovations will begin in Spring 2014. Keep Reading