2015 Headlines

Rosaria Butterfield talks gender identity at Southeastern

In a special chapel service at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, author and speaker Rosaria Butterfield joined a panel of Southeastern faculty members for a discussion on gender identity and sexual orientation. Keep Reading

Southeastern commencement sends out students to be dangerous for Christ

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary awarded 184 undergraduate and graduate degrees during its fall graduation ceremony on December 11, 2015. Keep Reading

Third annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship honors scholars at ETS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary recognized five evangelical scholars during the Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner at the 67th annual meeting of The Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Atlanta. Keep Reading

Going with peaceful obedience to the call

As an accountant, giving someone a blank check goes against everything Brent Kapps* knows. When it came to God calling his family, however, Kapps and his wife, Brianna, * offered their lives as a blank check before the Lord. Keep Reading

Russell Moore propels Southeastern students onward to cultural engagement

Every fall Southeastern holds the Page Lectures where outstanding theologians deliver lectures on a subject of concern to the Christian community. On November 3-4, Russell Moore gave two lectures exhorting students, faculty and guests to respond to present cultural challenges with confidence in Christ, messages from his newest book Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Mark Liederbach

Mark Liederbach is the vice president for student services and dean of students at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as professor of theology, ethics and culture. Liederbach shares about growing up in a Catholic family, how he ended up teaching at a Baptist seminary and what projects he is currently working on. Keep Reading

Timothy+Barnabas hosts Exchange at Southeastern

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students recently had the opportunity to attend the Exchange conference with Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Woodstock in Woodstock, Georgia. The Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching sponsored the event in partnership with Hunt’s organization, Timothy+Barnabas. Keep Reading

Theologians offer fresh perspectives on the gospels

On Tuesday, October 20, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted “Theologians Reading the Gospels,” an event that brought scholars together to discuss theological research on the gospel scriptures. Guest speakers John Behr and Steve McKinion presented their theological readings of the gospels, which were followed by a discussion with Dr. Charles Quarles, Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Lesley Hildreth

Lesley Hildreth is the assistant director of Womens Life at Southeastern, a mom, a student and much more. She shares about her family, her work at Southeastern and how she prepares women for the mission field. Keep Reading

Southeastern Society holds fall meeting at Southeastern

The Southeastern Society (SES) of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary held its semi-annual meeting on October 11-13. Members received current updates on Southeastern and heard how their gifts allow students to go. Keep Reading

Keith Whitfield Elected Vice President for Academic Administration at Southeastern

The board of trustees at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary named Keith Whitfield as the new vice president for academic administration at its biannual meeting on October 12, 2015. Keep Reading

9Marks: Loving Church Discipline

Almost 800 pastors, students and church members from 16 different states gathered for the seventh annual 9Marks conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary about the biblical plan for church discipline on Sept. 25 and 26. Keep Reading

Ken Keathley Installed in the Jesse Hendley Chair of Biblical Theology

Ken Keathley was installed in the Jesse Hendley Chair of Biblical Theology at Southeastern on Aug. 18. Keep Reading

The Love of Christ Put on Display at SEBTS Convocation

Binkley Chapel was filled with new and returning students, faculty and staff for the fall 2015 Convocation service celebrating the sacrificial love of Christ. Keep Reading

Southeastern Announces Chuck Quarles as New Ph.D. Director

Today Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) named Chuck Quarles as the director of the Ph.D. program. Keep Reading

Heath Thomas named Dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry at Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK announced Heath Thomas as the new Dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry and associate vice president for church relations. Keep Reading

Faculty Q & A with Tate Cockrell

Summary: Tate Cockrell is an associate professor of counseling and an assistant director of the doctor of ministry program at Southeastern Seminary. He shares about what the Lord has been teaching him in his transition to Southeastern, what he’s reading and how he enjoys spending his free time. Keep Reading

Faculty Q & A with Benjamin Quinn

Benjamin Quinn, assistant professor of theology and history of ideas and associate dean of institutional effectiveness for the College at Southeastern, talks about marrying his elementary school sweetheart, his study of Augustine and where his former students are living out the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Retired Long-Time Southeastern Employee Dies at 88

Evelyn Barham Carter, a North Carolina native, died at the age of 88 on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Keep Reading

Leadership breakfast encourages women to serve well in their mission field

Southeastern and the North American Mission Board hosted a leadership breakfast for women at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Keep Reading

Southeastern students seek to engage Columbus with the gospel

From the urban core to the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, students from Southeastern partnered with the local church to engage the lost at Crossover. Keep Reading

Southeastern alumni united in the mission of God

The Southeastern alumni and friends luncheon hosted 400 guests for brief engaging talks on mission and a worship time led by Shane & Shane. Keep Reading

President Akin reports at the SBC on training students to flood the lands of darkness

Danny Akin, president of Southeastern, shared how the seminary is training more than 3,400 students to flood the lands of darkness with the gospel light. Keep Reading

Preparing to GO: Women Train in London for Overseas Missions

Eight Southeastern student wives spent a week in London praying, sharing the gospel and encouraging the missionaries who live there. Keep Reading

Accomplished professionals and active retirees train at RETI

Southeastern professors at the Raleigh Executive Training Institute trained accomplished professionals and active retirees this spring. Keep Reading

Faculty Q & A with Steve McKinion

Steve McKinion, professor of theology and patristics at Southeastern, talks about coaching youth sports teams, his current work on theology and cancer and how he equips Southeastern students to share the gospel in culturally appropriate ways. Keep Reading

A Fountain of Love

The fountain under the gazebo on the Southeastern campus was dedicated in memory of Dana Alexandra Jordan who died of cancer in 2007 at the age of 14. Keep Reading

Jeff Struecker: Leading Warriors for Christ

Jeff Struecker, lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA, and former ranger and retired chaplain for the United States Army, graduated this spring from Southeastern with a doctor of philosophy in Christian leadership. Keep Reading

God is with you wherever you go, Akin tells grads

The Southeastern 61st graduating class included 274 graduates receiving 44 undergraduate, 197 graduate and 38 doctoral degrees. Keep Reading

Nathan Finn named Dean of Union University School of Theology and Missions

Today Union University in Jackson, Tennessee announced Nathan A. Finn as the new dean of The School of Theology and Missions. Keep Reading

Faculty Q and A with Ben Merkle

Ben Merkle is a professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern. He shares about his work in Malaysia, his love for Greek and how he leads mission trips with Southeastern students. Keep Reading

Robert Woodberry lectures on The World the Missionaries Made

Almost 100 people attended a lecture by Robert Woodberry on The World the Missionaries Made at Southeastern Seminary. Keep Reading

Trustees Elect Two New Southeastern Faculty Members

The board of trustees heard reports on a projected sixth year of record enrollment, elected Jim Shaddix and Stephen Eccher to the faculty and celebrated continued growth during its spring meeting. Keep Reading

SEBTS scholarship seeks to support students aspiring to work in closed countries

Southeastern is seeking to make a kingdom impact around the world through providing scholarships to students aspiring to serve in closed countries. Keep Reading

Karen Swallow Prior Lectures at SEBTS on Fierce Convictions

Karen Swallow Prior lectured on Fierce Convictions at the inaugural event of The Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality directed by Nathan Finn. Keep Reading

Are You Called to Pastoral Ministry? Are You Ready to Be Equipped?

The new Hunt Scholars Program at Southeastern gives students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity in five years. Keep Reading

Faculty Q & A with Daniel Heimbach

Daniel Heimbach, senior professor of Christian ethics at Southeastern, shares about what he does at Southeastern, who his role models are and how his classes equip students to accomplish the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Faculty Q & A with Stephen Eccher

Stephen Eccher, assistant professor of church history and reformation studies, shares about his current work, his passion for the Reformation, and how his classes prepare students to pursue the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Southeastern Hosts the Sabbath Rest and Flourishing Conference

Southeastern hosted the Sabbath Rest and Flourishing conference in partnership with Blessed Earth, an organization dedicated to serving God and caring for his creation. Keep Reading

SEND North America Experience Tour at Southeastern

Southeastern welcomed 1450 attendees for the SEND North America Experience Tour with David Platt and the Passion Band. Keep Reading

Faculty Q & A with Allan Moseley

Allan Moseley, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, shares about what he is working on, what he likes doing in his free time, and how he equips SEBTS students for Great Commission work. Keep Reading

Intersect: The Wisdom Forum

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted “Intersect: The Wisdom Forum” to discuss the intersection of faith, work and economics. Keep Reading

Daniel Block provides a fresh perspective on the theology of worship

Daniel Block lectured on at Southeastern on Feb. 10 and 11 as a part of the Adams lecture series. Keep Reading

Southeastern hosts annual Go Conference on the Glory of God

Southeastern hosted its seventh annual collegiate conference on the theme go for the glory of God. Keep Reading

Alumni Q & A with Patrick Harmon

Patrick Harmon is the minister to students at First Baptist Church of North Augusta, South Carolina. He shares about his time studying at Southeastern and how SEBTS equipped him to lead his students in the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Southeastern offers free educational tools to pastors and business leaders

What does it look like for people to wisely engage the intersection of work, faith and culture in daily life? A partnership between The Kern Family Foundation and Southeastern has opened the door to examine this question. Keep Reading

Southeastern hosts It Is Time: Interracial Dialogue

Southeastern in cooperation with the Town of Wake Forest hosted the first community dialogue on racial reconciliation entitled, It Is Time: Interracial Dialogue. Keep Reading

Alumni Q & A with Merrie Johnson

Merrie shares about her work as the senior consultant of student evangelism and discipleship for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the completion of the Ed.D. program at Southeastern. Keep Reading

A Gospel for All the Nations

Southeastern hosted its Spring 2015 Convocation on Jan 20. Dr. Akin gave an address drawing from Acts 10:1-48 entitled “A Gospel for All the Nations." Keep Reading

Alumni association now offers ability to audit courses

The Southeastern Alumni Association welcomes new opportunity to provide graduate-level academic resources for members. Keep Reading