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Dr. Kenneth Coley Retires, Handing off a Flourishing EdD Program

After twenty-five years of faithful service as the Director of EdD Studies and Professor of Christian Education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), Kenneth Coley is retiring in July 2022. Keep Reading

Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Concerning Roe v. Wade

Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), released the following email to the Southeastern community on Friday, June 24, 2022, after the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn its 1973 ruling concerning Roe v. Wade. Keep Reading

9Marks at Southeastern Returns to Campus September 23-24

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) announces the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference will return to campus this year on September 23–24 and will feature an overview of all nine marks of a healthy church in one two-day conference of teaching from trusted church and 9Marks leaders. Keep Reading

SEBTS Alumni and Friends Gather to Celebrate Great Commission Stories

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted its Alumni and Friends Luncheon on June 15 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Anaheim, CA. Celebrating stories of faithfulness to the Great Commission, alumni of SEBTS and Danny Akin, President of SEBTS, charged attendees to remain committed to the mission of the Lord Jesus Christ. Keep Reading

Jen Wilkin Champions Personal Bible Study at SEBTS Women's Leadership Breakfast

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted its annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast with guest speaker Jen Wilkin on June 15, 2022, at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Anaheim, CA. This year’s breakfast centered on the importance and discipline of personal Bible study. Keep Reading

SEBTS Remains Focused: Akin Celebrates Great Commission Education in Presidential Report

In his president’s report at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and The College at Southeastern, celebrated the institution’s ongoing Great Commission efforts to mobilize students and equip Christian leaders in hard-to-reach places around the world. Keep Reading

SEBTS Hosts Valuing Life Panel on Personhood from a Biblical Worldview

The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture (CFC) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted a panel concerning the nature of personhood across the disciplines on June 14, 2022, at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Anaheim, CA. Keep Reading

Southeastern Alum and Visiting Professors Model Faithful Preaching at SBC22 Pastors' Conference

On June 12-13, Southern Baptist pastors, messengers, and guests gathered to worship and hear expository preaching through Colossians for the 2022 Pastors’ Conference at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Keep Reading

Statements from Southeastern on Matters Surrounding the Buck Essay

Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), and the Board of Trustees at SEBTS released the following statements concerning matters surrounding the Buck Essay. Keep Reading

Love the People, Love the Mission: Carrying the Southeastern DNA to New England

Originally from Athens, Georgia, Lauren Pratt chose to study at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) because she desired to better communicate the gospel cross-culturally and because she was confident she would receive that kind of training at SEBTS. To develop these skills, Pratt enrolled in the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies program in 2017 and recently graduated on May 13, 2022. Keep Reading

Standing for Evangelism: From Rural North Carolina to the Chair of Fire

From Candler, North Carolina, outside of Asheville, Matt Queen first learned about Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) during his college years. Challenging him to consider seminary, Queen’s local pastor recommended he attend SEBTS to be trained for ministry. “He trusted Southeastern,” Queen recalled, “and the fact that my pastor trusted Southeastern was good enough for me.” Keep Reading

Keelan Cook Promoted to Director of the Center for Great Commission Studies

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) announces Keelan Cook, former Associate Director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies (CGCS), as the new George Liele Director of the CGCS, effective June 1, 2022. After 13 years of faithful leadership as the Director of the CGCS, Scott Hildreth will be stepping away from the role on May 31 to dedicate more time to mentoring, teaching, and writing at SEBTS. Keep Reading

Graduate Spotlight: A Conversation with Iryna Los

A resident of Lviv, Ukraine, Iryna Los graduated on May 13, 2022, with her Master of Theological Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) through a partnership between Southeastern’s Global Theological Initiatives (GTI) and Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS). Los currently serves on staff at UBTS and hopes to disciple women through the women’s ministry program at UBTS as well as teach classes in the certificate programs at UBTS. Keep Reading

At the Office with Dr. Harrison Carter

With decades of experience in business administration, Harry Carter is passionate about engaging students and inspiring them to approach business from a biblical worldview. Carter would be quick to tell you that a proper biblical foundation is invaluable for navigating the legal and ethical tensions in business, which is why he works to instill biblical principles of business in each of his students. Keep Reading

Statement on SBC Task Force Report on Sexual Abuse

Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, released the following email to the Southeastern community on Monday, May 23, 2022 after the report from the Southern Baptist Convention's Sexual Abuse Task Force on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Keep Reading

Southeastern Celebrates 319 Spring Graduates

On May 13, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and The College at Southeastern celebrated the graduation of 319 college and seminary students in Binkley Chapel. Representing over 30 states and 20 countries, these graduates have been trained and sent out to fulfill the Great Commission around the world. Keep Reading

Graduate Spotlight: A Conversation with Kilby Helms

Originally from Andrews, NC, Kilby Helms came to Southeastern to pursue a degree in global studies because she knew that Southeastern was passionate about the Great Commission and that God’s desire is for his glory to be proclaimed among the nations. While enrolled as a student at The College at Southeastern, she has served in the U.S. and in Belgium and is now ministering in Arua, Uganda. Keep Reading

Southeastern Hosts Second Annual Faith at Work Conference

On May 6, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted its second annual Faith at Work Conference. Encouraging a missional approach to business, the conference seeks to equip students, alumni, and business leaders to steward the workplace as an opportunity for ministry. Keep Reading

Travis Williams Promoted to Associate Vice President of Facilities

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) announces Travis Williams, former Director of Facilities Management, as the new Associate Vice President of Facilities, effective May 1, 2022. Keep Reading

Doug Nalley Retires after Thirty Years of Faithful Service

After three decades of faithful ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), Doug Nalley, Director of Housing at SEBTS, is retiring on May 31, 2022. Keep Reading

Jonathan Six Promoted to Vice President of Institutional Advancement

On Wednesday, April 27, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) announced Jonathan Six, former Director of Financial and Alumni Development, as the new Acting Vice President of Institutional Advancement, effective June 1, 2022. After 8 years of faithful service, Art Rainer, who currently holds the position, will be stepping away from the role on May 31 to launch a new financial training ministry. Keep Reading

Beyond the Book with Drs. Hardy and Merkle: Exegetical Gems from Biblical Hebrew and Greek

Are you struggling to stay motivated in learning or retaining your knowledge of the biblical languages? Are you looking for an accessible and encouraging way to review concepts? As refreshing guides to grammar and interpretation, “Exegetical Gems from Biblical Hebrew” and “Exegetical Gems from Biblical Greek” help students of the biblical languages to stay motivated and to easily review Hebrew or Greek language concepts. Keep Reading

Beyond the Book with Dr. Quinn: "Christ, the Way"

We pray for wisdom and know experientially that we need it, but what—or who—is wisdom, how do we receive it, and how does it orient our practice of the Christian life? These questions and others are answered in the recent book “Christ the Way: Augustine’s Theology of Wisdom” by Benjamin Quinn, Associate Professor of Theology and History of Ideas and Associate Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Keep Reading

Southeastern Announces Bachelor of Business Administration

The College at Southeastern announces its new Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program with the goal of training students for Great Commission service in the business sector and equipping church and missions workers to be strategic stewards in a variety of contexts. Keep Reading

Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society Convene for Spring Biannual Meetings

On April 3–5, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted the Board of Trustees and the Southeastern Society (SES) for their spring biannual meetings. During the visit, SES members heard stories of how SEBTS students and faculty are fulfilling the mission, and trustees voted on significant developments at SEBTS, including the launch of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Keep Reading

Beyond the Book with Dr. Prior: "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"

Why read a Thomas Hardy novel about the societal mistreatment of a woman in the nineteenth century? Besides making us long that such mistreatment was merely a fiction, Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles confronts our self-understanding, exposing inconsistencies between our faith and practice. Keep Reading

Southeastern Partners with Charleston Southern University

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and the College of Christian Studies at Charleston Southern University (CSU) are partnering to provide undergraduate students with an accelerated and affordable BA to Advanced MDiv track. Keep Reading

Southeastern Hosts First Cultivate Women's Leadership Conference

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosts over 650 attendees at the first Cultivate Women’s Leadership Conference on March 25–26. The event focused on equipping women to be on mission and grow in their God-given roles and responsibilities as leaders through training sessions, breakout talks, and a networking event. Keep Reading

Beyond the Book with Dr. Kellen: "Counseling Women"

Counseling can feel intimidating. How can we gain confidence and learn to think well about helping women navigate life’s battles from a biblical framework? Offering us a way forward, "Counseling Women: Biblical Wisdom for Life’s Battles" (forthcoming April 1, 2022) is a nuanced guide designed to equip counselors and ministry leaders to counsel women. Keep Reading

Southeastern's Third President, Randall Lolley, Passes Away at 90

The community of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and The College at Southeastern remembers William Randall Lolley, the third president of SEBTS from 1974–1988, who died on March 21 in Raleigh, NC. Keep Reading

SEBTS Hosts In-Person Meeting of the Diaspora Missions Collaborative

On Feb. 24, 2022, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) held its first in-person meeting for the Diaspora Missions Collaborative, a steering committee for an initiative that entity leaders will formally announce at the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. The committee exists to highlight the unity and emphasis of SBC entities on diaspora missions engagement across the Convention’s 40,000+ churches. Keep Reading

Southeastern Cohosts Training Workshop on Refugee Care

Seeking to equip pastors and ministry workers to care for refugees, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) cohosted an all-day Care for Refugees Workshop on February 25 at The Summit Church’s Brier Creek Campus in Durham, North Carolina. Keep Reading

Four SEBTS GTI Participants on Board of the Baptist Union of Uganda

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) seeks to raise up leaders around the world who are equipped to teach the whole counsel of Scripture to those in their context. Through Southeastern’s Global Theological Initiatives (GTI), local leaders and pastors are being trained in over 40 countries to do just that.   Keep Reading

Southeastern Symposium Showcases Scholarship Across the Disciplines

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted its third annual Southeastern Symposium on February 25, featuring critical scholarship from faculty, students, and alumni. Keep Reading

Adams Lectures Champion Faithfulness to Christ in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary welcomed Samuel Alto Jackson Jr. to campus for the Adams Lecture Series on Feb. 15–17. Jackson serves as Pastor Emeritus of Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama, and is a Visiting Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Southeastern. During the week, Jackson lectured on the proper disposition and practices of a pastor who faithfully stewards a calling to preach. Keep Reading

Global Missions Week highlights mission work in Sub-Saharan Africa

As part of its Great Commission emphasis, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosts Global Missions Week (GMW) every spring to further highlight the work of mission activity around the world. This year, from January 25-28, the focus was on the people of Sub-Saharan Africa. Keep Reading

Convocation celebrates inaugural Dean's List recipients, Revelation chapel series

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Graduate Spotlight: A Conversation with Chad Burchett

Chad Burchett knew he wanted to come to Southeastern because each class placed an emphasis on fulfilling the Great Commission in North America and around the world. Burchett is a recent graduate of Southeastern, having completed his Bachelor of Arts in English and Theology in 2018 and his Advanced Standing Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies in December of 2021. Burchett took time to share how his education at Southeastern has profoundly impacted his ministry both now and in the future. He and his wife, Jenna, hope to use their theological education to reach the unreached overseas. Keep Reading