Headlines 2021

From life in prison to a life with purpose: SEBTS celebrates first prison program graduates

Applause from family, friends, and faculty echoed throughout the Nash Correctional Institution gymnasium as the first graduates of The College at Southeastern's North Carolina Field Minister Program (NCFMP) filed in one by one. Keep Reading

Pastoring in the Intellectual Capital of America: A Q&A with Chris James

In an area that is largely unchurched, ThM student and Pastor of Mill City Church, Chris James is seeking to lead students and families to orient their lives around making disciples in New England and beyond. Read his story here. Keep Reading

SEBTS celebrates record-setting Giving Tuesday

Every Giving Tuesday, hundreds of alumni and students celebrated how Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is equipping students to fulfill his mission around the world. Keep Reading

Southeastern Celebrates 237 Fall Graduates

On Dec. 10, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) celebrated the graduation of 237 college and seminary students in Binkley Chapel. This includes 43 doctoral graduates, 170 graduate-level students, and 17 undergraduate students. Keep Reading

SEBTS Receives $500,000 Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has received a grant of $500,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support Southeastern’s EQUIP Network, which seeks to empower local churches and ministry organizations to take an active role in the theological education of their students. Keep Reading

Southeastern celebrates scholars during eighth annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary faculty, staff, and colleagues gathered for the Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner to celebrate the outstanding scholarship of five individuals in conjunction with the 73rd annual Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) meeting. Keep Reading

Southeastern prison program receives Seminary of the Year Award

The College at Southeastern’s North Carolina Field Minister Program (NCFMP) is honored to have recently received the Seminary of the Year Award from the Prison Seminaries Foundation (PSF) during the 3rd Annual Partners in Moral Rehabilitation Conference. Keep Reading

‘A holy moment’: SEBTS gifted ancient Torah scroll from nonprofit ministry

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) had such a moment when the school received a donated Torah scroll dating back to 1760 from Ken and Barb Larson, founders of God’s Ancient Library.   Keep Reading

Four Pastors to Join SEBTS faculty

At Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), our faculty is training students in theological formation for the purpose of ministry preparation. Keep Reading

Dr. Benjamin Merkle established as M.O. Owens, Jr. Chair of New Testament Studies

On October 26, 2021, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) faculty, staff, and students celebrated the installation of Dr. Benjamin L. Merkle to the M.O. Owens, Jr. Chair of New Testament Studies. Keep Reading

Al Mohler during Page Lecture Series: The Church needs "missionary self-knowledge and a missionary passion"

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler was this year's guest speaker for the Page Lecture Series on Oct. 19-21. He discussed the predicament and power of ministering within a post-Christian context. Keep Reading

Southeastern remembers Dr. Ned Mathews

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) said goodbye to a longtime friend, professor, and pastor Dr. Ned Mathews, who played an integral role in the Conservative Resurgence and Southern Baptist life. Keep Reading

Whole Woman Conference: Know God Deeply, Love People Fully

What does it mean to care for women holistically? This was the main question addressed to the 210 attendees at The Whole Woman Conference, hosted at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Oct. 15-16. Keep Reading

Southeastern welcomes trustees and donors to campus for fall meetings

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary welcomed its Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society (SES) to campus for their biannual meetings Oct. 10-12. Keep Reading

Keelan Cook promoted to Associate Director of CGCS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is excited to announce that Keelan Cook will begin serving as Associate Director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies (CGCS) on Nov. 1. Keep Reading

Southeastern celebrates 15th anniversary of Southeastern Classic golf tournament

Southeastern celebrated a record-breaking year of fundraising and participation at its 15th annual tournament. Keep Reading

Military Emphasis Week highlights chaplaincy opportunities for students

During its 3rd annual Military Emphasis Week Aug. 30-Sept. 3, military chaplains and students gathered together to learn more about opportunities to serve with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) on military bases throughout the country. In addition to this networking opportunity, the Sept. 2 chapel featured retired U.S. Navy Reserve Chaplain and Rear Admiral Endel Lee.   Keep Reading

Akin charge to incoming students: Fulfill the Mission of King Jesus

Students, faculty, and staff at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) gathered in Binkley Chapel in a spirit of celebration and excitement for the upcoming semester on Aug. 19. Keep Reading

At the Office with Dr. Scott Pace

Some know Scott Pace as a compelling preacher, a caring professor and, most notably, the Dean of The College at Southeastern. Dr. Pace set aside some time to share his thoughts on how he hopes to see college students capitalize on their season of life by serving the Church and fulfilling the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Riding the rails at 50 mph, IMB missionaries circle the city in prayer

Read an article orignially published by the International Mission Board telling how SEBTS alumni Carlton Walker, Scott Bradford, Daniel and Tara Rice, and others are fulfilling the Great Commission in Japan. Keep Reading

At the Office with Ronjour Locke

As an instructor of preaching and urban ministry, and as Director for the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership, Locke is equipping future pastors to serve incarnationally to the overlooked and underserved. In a brief conversation, Locke took some time to discuss meaningful items around his office, his favorite pastimes and advice to future and current pastors. Keep Reading

Evangelism through a testimony, tea bags and chocolate

Read about SEBTS alumni and missionaries who are fulfilling the Great Commission in Cardiff, Wales. Keep Reading

At the Office with Dr. Chuck Lawless

Have you met Chuck Lawless? Our Dean of Doctoral Studies recently sat down for a quick Q&A to talk about his love of traveling with his wife Pam, his call to ministry, and so much more. Read the full conversation below. Keep Reading

Anna Daub Promoted to Director of Special Projects and Partnerships

Anna Daub believes the Great Commission will not be fulfilled by Westerners alone but by people from every nation going on mission together. This belief in the Church and its significance in God’s mission in the world is the reason Daub has loved getting to work in Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Global Theological Initiatives (GTI) office for the past five and half years and why she’s looking forward to her promotion this fall to Director of Special Projects and Partnerships.  Keep Reading

Nine things to do when you move to Wake Forest

Wake Forest provides the charm of a small, quiet town while also offering nearby amenities for your everyday needs. When you’re moving to Southeastern’s campus, what can you do that’s just a close drive or a short walk away? We’ve got a few suggestions for you.   Keep Reading

Southeastern announces new project with John Templeton Foundation

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is proud to have begun a major, three-year project in the arena of theological anthropology called “Being Human: Theology and Praxis,” funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Keep Reading

At the Office with Dr. Stephen Eccher

In our Q&A, Dr. Stephen Eccher discussed everything from his love of Star Wars, hatred for country music, and (more important) his heart for teaching students how Church History and the Great Commission intersect. Keep Reading

Southeastern Women's Breakfast highlights Great Commission stories

Celebrating Great Commission stories and the faithfulness of the Lord in the lives of women was the theme of this year’s sixth annual Southeastern Women’s Breakfast, hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) on June 16. Keep Reading

SEBTS continues to fulfill the mission, Akin reports to messengers

During his presidential report to Southern Baptist messengers and guests June 16, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) President Danny Akin celebrated the many avenues by which students are training to fulfill the mission around the world. Keep Reading

SEBTS Celebrates Great Commission Pioneers and Announces New Endowment

The Alumni Luncheon of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) was filled to capacity on the last day of the SBC annual meeting June 16. Keep Reading

Women gather at SBC to celebrate theological scholarship

Societies for Women in Scholarship across three Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) seminaries hosted the first meetup prior to the SBC annual meeting on June 14. Keep Reading

At the Office with Dr. Keith Whitfield

Whether he’s leading Southeastern faculty, teaching his theology students, or mentoring PhD candidates, Keith Whitfield leads pastorally and missionally. Read our full At the Office Q&A with Dr. Whitfield below. Keep Reading

SEBTS Celebrates Award-Winning Year For Marketing & Communications Office

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Marketing and Communications team received a record number of awards in the areas of design, photography, and magazine publication. These awards come from both the Baptist Communicator’s Association’s 57th Annual Wilmer C. Fields Awards Competition and the Evangelical Press Association’s Christian Media Convention.   Keep Reading

Equipped for Lifelong Mission: A Graduate Spotlight

Molly is undeterred when it comes to fulfilling God’s mission around the world. When she wanted to pursue theological education, she found a way to pay for school at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Keep Reading

Every Vocation a Great Commission Vocation: SEBTS hosts inaugural Faith at Work event

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted its inaugural networking event for Christian business professionals, Faith at Work, in an effort to equip and encourage Christian business leaders to value and utilize their work as ministry for the glory of God. Keep Reading

Southeastern celebrates 2021 Spring Graduates

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) celebrated 376 graduates this spring at three in-person graduation ceremonies. Keep Reading

SEBTS Celebrates Seven Longstanding Professors

This spring, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is celebrating the retirement of seven of its longstanding and beloved professors who have been teaching at the seminary for a combined total of 148 years. Keep Reading

Graduation Spotlight: Brogan Gaskill

Originally from Rock Hill, South Carolina, Brogan Gaskill came to SEBTS with a hungry heart and a moldable mind to learn where and how he could fulfill the Great Commission. That's why he began his Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry, building a firm theological and ministerial foundation for the future.     Keep Reading

Dr. Bryce Hantla joins Southeastern faculty and administration

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is pleased to announce that Bryce Hantla will be joining the college faculty and administration, beginning August 1, 2021. Keep Reading

President Akin addresses Critical Race Theory at Presidential Q&A

On Wednesday, April 28, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted a Q&A with President Danny Akin in Binkley Chapel on a wide range of topics, including allegations of Southeastern’s alignment with Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Intersectionality. Keep Reading

Southeastern introducing new Teacher Education Licensure Track

The College at Southeastern is seeking to provide an opportunity for students to be equipped to minister to others through teaching at a time when there is a severe shortage of licensed teachers in North Carolina and many parts of the nation. Keep Reading

Southeastern introducing 5-year, BA-to-MA counseling degree

The College at Southeastern and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary are excited announce that students will now have a way to receive their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in counseling in just five years. Keep Reading

Finishing the mission: SES members gather to celebrate impact of giving

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) welcomed Southeastern Society members to campus for a two-day meeting April 8-9. Keep Reading

Board of Trustees Convene for Spring Meeting

During the April 12-13 meeting, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Board of Trustees approved several items that will enhance and strengthen the academic and communal experience of students. Keep Reading

Dr. George Braswell releases new book on engaging world religions

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is excited to announce Dr. George Braswell’s new book “14 Journeys: Learning to Engage with Christian Civility and Charity in an Increasingly Pluralistic World.” A prolific author in the field of evangelical missions, Braswell outlines his encounters with religious leaders across a variety of faith traditions. Keep Reading

Southeastern Symposium celebrates scholarship around the world

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted its second consecutive year of the Southeastern Symposium, celebrating scholarship among its accomplished faculty, alumni and students on March 18-19. Keep Reading

ThM program now offering fully-online format

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is seeking to make theological education more accessible to church leaders around the world by introducing an online format for the ThM program. Keep Reading

Adams Lectures emphasize preaching with faith and hope in view

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) welcomed Andy Davis to the pulpit for the Adams Lecture Series Feb. 9-11. Keep Reading

Southeastern partners with Missouri Baptist University

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and Missouri Baptist University (MBU) are partnering together to provide undergraduate students with a seamless transition from a bachelor’s degree to the Advanced MDiv at SEBTS. Keep Reading

Women Around Southeastern offers avenues for gospel-centered community

Women Around Southeastern’s mission is to cultivate teachable, theological and missional women who are empowered to seek out and accomplish God’s calling on their lives, to faithfully make disciples, and to fulfill the Great Commission. To learn more about ways to get involved. Keep Reading

Southeastern Perspectives: Dr. Steve McKinion

Instability leads to anxiety. Anxiety leads to questioning God’s kindness and mercy. And crisis is the greatest source of instability in the life of the Christian. Keep Reading

Southeastern Perspectives: Dr. Ross Inman

The global tide of pain, suffering and death in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to carefully reflect on the role of disease in God’s economy this side of Eden. Keep Reading

Southeastern Perspectives: Krystal Wilson

Over the past few months and honestly, over the last several years, I and others in my community have observed a growing rift in the body of Christ. Keep Reading

Southeastern Perspectives: Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

For as long as I can remember, my life has been shaped by my love of Jesus and my love of books. But it took an unbelieving graduate school professor to help me bring those two loves together. Keep Reading

Southeastern Perspectives: Dr. Chuck Lawless

I suspect the direction of this brief article might surprise you. The topic is prayer in a season of crisis, particularly in these most unusual days of COVID-19. Clearly, we have been in crisis mode for several months now, and prayer is not optional. Keep Reading

Southeastern graduate challenges next generation to live on mission

Mallory Simpson recognizes the value of spiritual investment. Through a mentor in 9th grade, she realized that her identity in Christ was the foundation and driving force of everything in life. That foundational truth led her to serve from 2016-2018 as a Journeyman in Eastern Europe, and it also prompted her to come to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), where she received her Master of Arts in Church planting in December 2020.  Keep Reading