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Women Around Southeastern: a renewed focus on women's discipleship

Missie Branch has been named assistant dean of students to women at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). She is leading Women Around Southeastern, formerly Women's Life, that is aimed at helping disciple and equip women for ministry. Keep Reading

Equipped to reach the unreached in Central Asia

Doug Coleman, a Southeastern graduate, has worked in Central Asia for nearly two decades. Read about his story here. Keep Reading

Daniel Heimbach addresses Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Daniel Heimbach delivered a lecture to the Defense Intelligence Agency on Aug. 30, 2017 on how to have an effective warrior ethic. Keep Reading

North Carolina Field Minister Program holds first convocation service

The North Carolina Field Minister Program held its first convocation service on Aug. 21. Keep Reading

Akin gives 10-year vision at Southeastern Fall 2017 Convocation

President Danny Akin gave his 10-year vision for the school at the fall convocation service on Aug. 17. Keep Reading

Making disciples in the 4/14 window

Meet Stephanie Jackson, director of children's ministries at North Wake Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This story is the third in our series of Acts 1:8 Stories. Keep Reading

Bay Leaf Baptist brings Christmas joy to Southeastern students

For the 23rd year in a row, Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, helped Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students bring Christmas presents home to their families. Keep Reading

Al James named The EQUIP Network Coordinator

On Aug. 1, Dr. Al James was appointed as the EQUIP Network coordinator at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Keep Reading

Jim Shaddix new director of Southeastern Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership

Jim Shaddix, professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), was appointed as the director of the Southeastern Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching on Aug. 1. Keep Reading

Kristin Kellen appointed to full-time Southeastern faculty

Dr. Kristin Kellen, who has been a part-time assistant professor of biblical counseling, has been appointed to a full-time teaching position with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) beginning Aug. 1. Keep Reading

Walter Strickland appointed as associate vice president of kingdom diversity initiatives

Walter Strickland is being promoted to associate vice president of Kingdom Diversity Initiatives at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) beginning Aug. 1. Keep Reading

Akin celebrates Great Commission efforts at Southeastern

Akin delivered his Southeastern presidential report during the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Keep Reading

Akin brings challenge and encouragement at SEBTS alumni luncheon

President Danny Akin and SEBTS Alumnus Jose Abella spoke to attendees at the Southeastern Alumni & Friends Luncheon on June 14. Keep Reading

Lifeway's Kelly King speaks at third annual women's leadership breakfast

Kelly King, women’s ministry specialist at Lifeway Christian Resources, spoke about God’s sovereignty in the midst of transition at the third annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the North American Mission Board. Keep Reading

Southeastern participates in Baptist21 panel for eighth consecutive year

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baptist21 partnered together to host a panel, “Fault Lines in the SBC.” Keep Reading

Southeastern highlights preaching programs at 2017 pastors’ conference

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) emphasized its preaching program throughout the 2017 Pastor’s Conference in Phoenix, Arizona June 11-12. Keep Reading

From Ghana to GO Certificate: distance learning student achieves goal

Betty Prempeh-Twimasi overcame the challenge of distance-learning, leaning English and taking care of her family to receive a theological education. Keep Reading

Couple serving unreached for more than a decade

Benjamin and Abigail Breeg share how God called them to work among Muslims and the challenges that come with this line of work. Keep Reading

Doctoral graduate seeks ministry through Christian education

Mary Ann McMillan has a desire to see unreached nations come to know Jesus. On May 12, she received her doctorate in Christian education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is helping her pursue this goal. Keep Reading

Life and death a gain, Akin encourages SEBTS graduates

Danny Akin delivered the spring 2017 commencement address to 234 seminary and college graduates on May 12, 2017. Keep Reading

Spring 2017 Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society Meetings

A summary of the events of the bi-annual Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society meetings held April 16-18. Keep Reading

Akin reminds students to be doers of the Word as semester begins

Faculty and staff of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and The College at Southeastern welcomed students to a new spring semester at the January 19 convocation service. Southeastern President Danny Akin gave the convocation address, speaking from Matthew 7 about obedience to God’s word. Keep Reading

Southeastern remembers lauded Old Testament scholar

Well-known professor of Old Testament, John Sailhamer, died on Monday, January 9, after a long bout with Parkinson’s disease. During his career, Sailhamer served a number of institutions, including Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he worked from 1999 -2006. Most recently, Sailhamer taught at Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary until he retired in 2010. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Dan Drennen

Dan Drennen is the director of Media Services at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his work supporting students and faculty in the classroom and his role in Southeastern events. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Kristin Kellen

Kristin Kellen is an assistant professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She shares about her call to ministry and the importance of biblical counseling in disciple making. Keep Reading

Akin exhorts grads to live as new creations

The fall graduates of SEBTS and The College at Southeastern make up the 64th graduating class with 208 total students receiving 28 undergraduate, 131 graduate and 49 advanced degrees. Keep Reading

New class model provides the best of both worlds

During the fall 2016 semester, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary introduced a new class model that combines the convenience of an online course with the camaraderie and interaction gained in the classroom. This new approach to learning, called the 3-9 Cohort, is a cutting edge way to help students make the most of their educations with flexibility in their schedules. Keep Reading

Q&A with Amber Bowen

Amber Bowen is a student and adjunct professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She shares about her interests in philosophy and encouraging more women to contribute to the body of scholarship. Keep Reading

Scholars honored during fourth annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship at ETS

During the 68th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in San Antonio, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary recognized five evangelical scholars at its annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner. Keep Reading

Bay Leaf Baptist brings Christmas joy to Southeastern students

For the 23rd year in a row, Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, helped Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary students bring Christmas presents home to their families. Keep Reading

Thornbury calls for Jesus freaks in Page Lecture series

Thornbury was the guest speaker for the 2016 Page Lectures, a series that brings prominent theologians to campus each fall to discuss a subject of concern to the Christian community. On November 1-2, Thornbury gave two lectures to students, faculty and staff on the topic of Joseph Got It Done using the Old Testament story of Joseph to show how Christians should respond as bearers of good news in the culture. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Eli Byrd

Eli Byrd is the Director of Certificate Services and a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his work to help equip people for ministry. Keep Reading

SEBTS Kingdom Diversity hosts first black church conference

Pastors, ministry leaders and students gathered on October 28, 2016, for the State of the Black Church Conference at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church in Wake Forest North Carolina. Kingdom Diversity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the event that included break out sessions, panel discussions and sermons focused on the variety of theological and ecclesiological perspectives of the black church. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Ivan Spencer

Ivan Spencer is a Professor of History and Philosophy at The College at Southeastern. He shares about his work at the college and his new book, Tweetable Nietzsche, being published on November 1, 2016. Keep Reading

Board of Trustees and Southeastern Society hold fall meetings

The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Board of Trustees (BOT) and Southeastern Society (SES) held their bi-annual meetings on October 9-11, where they received updates about SEBTS, worshipped together in chapel and enjoyed fellowship with faculty and students. Keep Reading

Student Q&A with Anna Daub

Anna Daub is a Ph.D. student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she also works in the Global Theological Initiatives office. Anna shares about her time as a doctoral student and how she helps to empower people to make disciples around the world. Keep Reading

9Marks: Creating a Culture of Discipleship

More than 900 pastors, students and church members attended the eighth annual 9Marks conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) on September 30 and October 1. Keep Reading

Go Engage conference puts training into practice to see no place left

On September 8-10, 2016, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a completely different type of conference, one where training was put to immediate practice. Keep Reading

SEBTS and P4CM partner to increase diversity in seminary education

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to train students from all ethnic backgrounds to reflect the beauty and diversity of the Kingdom of God. In line with this goal, SEBTS has partnered with The Passion for Christ Movement in an effort to increase diversity in seminary education, particularly among women and minority students. Keep Reading

Aponte named as IMB vice president of mobilization

During their August 23-24 board meeting, International Mission Board trustees announced Edgar Aponte, director of Hispanic leadership development at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, as the IMB’s new vice president of mobilization. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Al James

Al James is the Associate Dean of Ministry Studies and Professor of Missions at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his experience as a missionary and how he teaches students pursue God’s heart for all peoples. Keep Reading

God will be with you as you GO, Akin tells students

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin and faculty welcomed students to the fall 2016 semester during a convocation service on August 18. Keep Reading

Retired IMB leaders Elliff and Meador to teach at SEBTS

Starting in the fall 2016 semester, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will gain two visiting professors, Tom Elliff, former president of the International Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention, and Clyde Meador, retired missionary and executive advisor to the IMB president. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Jonathan Six

Jonathan Six is the Director of Financial and Alumni Development at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about how he came to Southeastern and his work encouraging alumni and donors to contribute to the work of the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Keelan Cook

Keelan Cook is the Urban Resource Coordinator for the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his call to ministry and how he helps equip students and local churches to minister to different people groups in their neighborhoods. Keep Reading

Passion and mentoring highlighted at leadership breakfast

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) partnered together for the second year to host a leadership breakfast for women on June 15, 2016, during the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Ken Coley

Ken Coley is the director of Ed.D. studies and professor of Christian education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). He shares how he trains upcoming teachers and leaders of Christian education. Keep Reading

SEBTS luncheon highlights ministry in tough places

Alumni and friends of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary gathered for a luncheon dedicated to reaching the nations with the gospel. They heard from alumni and students about how SEBTS equipped them to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Southeastern creates new GO Certificates for Christians at any level

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) believes that every Christian is a Great Commission Christian. Because of this, SEBTS is excited to announce the new GO Certificates, theological education for every Christian. Keep Reading

Sheldon Alexander retires from Southeastern after more than two decades of service

In his many years and many roles at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), Sheldon Alexander has continued to do what he does best—serve students. After 27 years, Alexander will retire on June 30. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Denise O'Donoghue

Denise O’Donoghue is the director of Womens Life and assistant professor of ministry to women at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). She shares how God called her into theological education and how she seeks to equip women to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Keith and Kristyn Getty song For the Cause dedicated as official Southeastern hymn

In their latest album Facing a Task Unfinished, Christian music artists Keith and Kristyn Getty, have dedicated their song, For the Cause to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and President Danny Akin. It will now serve as the official hymn for SEBTS and The College at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Southeastern graduates answer the call to GO through education ministry

This spring, several graduates from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary received their Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.), an advanced Southeastern program that shapes and prepares leaders in educational ministry. Keep Reading

Serve others and point them to Christ, Akin tells grads

Sent to lead? Perhaps. Sent to serve? Absolutely. These words were part of a charge given to the spring 2016 graduates of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Dwayne Milioni

Dwayne Milioni is the pastor of Open Door Church in Raleigh and an assistant professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). He shares about his current writing projects and how he teaches students to equip the local church for the work of the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Global missions week shows students ways to GO

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is always asking students, Where are you going? Global Missions Week helped students explore answers to that question through events, missionary guests and special chapel speakers Miguel Nunez, pastor of International Baptist Church in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Nik Ripken, author of The Insanity of God and The Insanity of Obedience. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Scott Hildreth

Scott Hildreth is the director of the Center for Great Commission Studies and an assistant professor of global studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). He shares about his roles at Southeastern and how he is involved in equipping students to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Southeastern Board of Trustees elect new faculty, approve budget in spring meeting

On April 18-19, the Board of Trustees (BOT) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) held their spring meeting where they elected four new faculty members, voted on curriculum revisions and approved the 2016-2017 budget and fee schedule. Keep Reading

Intersect conference helps church leaders link faith and culture

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) hosted 50 pastors and leaders from around the country at the Intersect Conference on April 19, 2016. The group included church planters, pastors, parachurch organizations and students who had the opportunity to hear from SEBTS faculty on matters of faith, culture, economics and vocation. Keep Reading

Southeastern displays scope of Great Commission classrooms at Southeast EMS

At the Southeast Regional meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) on April 9, 2016, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) exemplified its motto of every classroom a Great Commission classroom. With nearly 50 papers presented during the meeting, SEBTS participants came from all levels, from the president and administration to seminary and college students. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Greg Mathias

Greg Mathias is an assistant professor of global studies and the associate director of international missions for the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern. He shares about his call to missions and how he encourages students to live Great Commission lives. Keep Reading

Southeastern partnership with Brazilian Baptists sees first fruits

As 23 Brazilian men and women walked across the stage to receive their Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degrees, their friends and families witnessed history in the making. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin joyfully greeted the first graduating class of an on-going partnership between Southeastern and Brazilian Baptists. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Todd Borger

Todd Borger is an associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his life, work and how he helps students connect the Old Testament to the mission of God. Keep Reading

Staff Q&A with Ryan Hutchinson

Ryan Hutchinson is the Executive Vice President for Operations at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He shares about his family, call to ministry and work at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Anne Graham Lotz and the difference one prayer can make

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary recently hosted An Evening with Anne featuring Anne Graham Lotz, renowned author and speaker and daughter of Billy Graham. More than 900 guests attended the event. Keep Reading

Paul House lectures on gospel theology in Isaiah at Southeastern

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary recently held its annual Adams Lectures, featuring Paul House, professor of divinity in Old Testament at Beeson Divinity School. House spoke to students, faculty and staff in two lectures, an informal luncheon and a library talk over the course of two days. Keep Reading

Southeastern announces changes to Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has made significant changes to its Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees. Beginning fall 2016, the total hours required to complete an M.Div. will be reduced from 90 to 81-84 hours, and the core hours for the vocational M.A. programs will increase from 30 to 36 hours. Keep Reading

Go Conference calls all Christians to obey the call to the nations

More than 700 students, faculty and staff joined in for the eighth annual Go Conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Main speakers David Platt, Afshin Ziafat and Danny Akin offered multi-faceted approaches to the topic, To the Ends of the Earth, challenging attendees to go wherever and however God calls them. Keep Reading

Faculty Q&A with Edgar Aponte

Edgar Aponte is the director of Hispanic Leadership Development and an instructor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Aponte previously served as Minister Counselor for political affairs at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Washington, DC. He shares about his work and how he trains students to have a solid understanding of their faith. Keep Reading

Southeastern students charged to trust the Bible at spring convocation

Students, faculty and staff at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary kicked off the spring semester with a convocation service dedicated to the importance of the Word of God. Keep Reading

Southeastern donors end year with record giving

December was a record-breaking month of giving for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. As part of a “December to Remember” initiative, a group of leading donors agreed to match, dollar-for-dollar, every gift donated in the month of December to the Southeastern Fund up to a total of $225,000. Donors stepped up to the challenge and raised a total of $515,000 for the Southeastern Fund. Keep Reading

Southeastern offers IMB retirees two-year advanced degree waiver

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is excited to announce that it will waive tuition and fees for the first two years of any doctoral degree or the first 12 hours of a Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree for returning International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries who have opted to take the Voluntary Retirement Initiative (VRI). Keep Reading

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

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

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

SEBTS Alumni Director Says Goodbye

Southeastern Alumni Director, Albie Brice, says goodbye after serving Alumni and Friends for five years. Keep Reading

Alumni Josh Reed on Lectio Divina

As Bonaventure said, “To know much and taste nothing–of what use is that?” It is not important that we merely read the Scriptures. Importance resides in the way we read Scripture. Keep Reading

Must Reads from Southeastern Professors

We'd like to highlight three books from our professors that will equip you to better answer questions and understand issues you encounter in your ministry – issues such as Counseling, Marriage and Family life, as well as Creation Care are the topics of these "must reads." Keep Reading

Daniel Akin invites chapel attendees to know the Incarnate Christ, who is Life

Christianity stands or falls on the person and work of Jesus Christ, began Dr. Daniel Akin, President of Southeastern. And contrary to some scholars in academia, the doctrine of the Incarnation is affirmed and taught in the Epistle of John. Keep Reading

Library features Christmas Book Tree

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Bartholomew invites chapel to have holy desires for Christ

On Tuesday and Wednesday at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Craig Bartholomew spoke at the annual Page Lectures on the topics of Desire and Violence. Keep Reading

Southeastern Opens the Christmas Season Giving Glory to God

On Friday night, November 30th, at 7:00 PM Southeastern will begin the Christmas season by presenting Glory to God: A Southeastern Christmas. Come join Dr. Akin and the Southeastern community as we hear the Biblical account of Christ’s birth read and join together in songs that give “glory to God.” Keep Reading

On November 2-3, experts from Bayer CropScience visited Southeastern to discuss the importance of agricultural sustainability and vitality

This partnership between Southeastern Seminary and Bayer CropScience becomes tangible by means of the GoGrow Conference. The conference hosts Bayer CropScience agricultural experts and instructors to train students in basic agricultural principles. Keep Reading

Tony Merida challenges chapel attendees to invite the less-fortunate to feast with King Jesus

Tony Merida, pastor for preaching and vision at Imago Dei Church and Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern, spoke in chapel Thursday on hospitality and the Kingdom of God. Keep Reading

Daniel Akin on the Identity of Southeastern

Since his inauguration as president of Southeastern in 2004, Akin’s vision has been to wed the head, heart and hands of missional believers of the Gospel. These believers, whether they are pastors, lawyers, missionaries, educators, church, or church members, are prepared for a lifetime of faithful service to the Lord as they preach, teach, and lead in His Word. Keep Reading

First-ever endowed directorship at Southeastern, named after first Baptist missionary George Leile

The name George Leile is not well known and this is unfortunate. He is important for several reasons for missionary and Baptist life. Keep Reading

Southeastern Seminary hosts Board of Visitors and Trustees and syndicated columnist, Cal Thomas

Twice a year from Sunday evening to Tuesday afternoon, the Southeastern Board of Visitors and Trustees meet to discuss important matters concerning the health and future of the College at Southeastern and Southeastern Seminary. This fall’s meeting, the Visitors and Trustees confirmed God’s faithfulness and benevolence towards the school. Keep Reading

The largest ever 9Marks at Southeastern Conference hosted over 1300 attendees, discussing the biblical truths associated with authentic conversion.

Attendees from as far as Maine and Colorado gathered at Southeastern Seminary to hear the proficient speakers discuss the biblical doctrine of authentic conversion. Men and women attending the fourth year of 9Marks heard from Daniel Akin, Thabiti Anyabwile, Matt Chandler, Mark Dever, Tony Merida, and David Platt. Keep Reading

Al Jackson, pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church, on Adultery

Al Jackson invited the chapel to take up call of Proverbs 5 for “Red-Hot Monogamy.” Keep Reading

Bruce Ashford illustrates that the Great Commission is for all disciples of Christ.

Bruce Ashford, Provost, Dean of Faculty, Professor of Theology and Culture and Fellow for the Bush Center for Faith and Culture, spoke in Binkley chapel on the comprehensive nature of the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Introducing Heath Thomas, Southeastern's New Ph.D. Director

Dr. Heath Thomas has assumed the position of Director of Ph.D. Studies, replacing Dr. Andreas Köstenberger. Since 2007, Thomas has been a very popular Old Testament and Hebrew professor at Southeastern. Keep Reading

Fred Luter on Racial Diversity in the Southern Baptist Convention

Fred Luter will have to get used to the title “President of the Southern Baptist Convention” for at least the next year, maybe two. Luter, who was one of five children, was raised in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. He nearly died at the age of twenty-one when he had a severe motorcycle accident. Keep Reading

Dr. Ken Coley on International Theological Education

“In the Doctor of Education program, we are preparing students with skills to communicate the gospel and train others in a variety of settings and a variety of cultures to strengthen discipleship,” said Dr. Ken Coley, Director of Ed.D. Studies. Keep Reading

Trustees hear of large incoming class

News of an increase in enrollment was reported to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees during their fall meeting at the Wake Forest, N.C., campus. Keep Reading

Luncheon highlights God's grace to SBC, Southeastern Seminary

The day after the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force motion passed at the Southern Baptist Convention, some of its biggest supporters came together to rejoice at the work of God in the 2009 Southern Baptist Convention. Keep Reading

Conference brings gospel to life, young people to seminary campus

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's campus came to life over the weekend as 1,400 college students and young adults flooded the grounds to hear from well-known speakers about how to see the gospel come to life. Keep Reading

Students graduate from halls of learning, head into front lines of ministry

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and its undergraduate school, The College at Southeastern, held their graduation ceremonies on Friday, December 12 in Binkley Chapel on Southeastern's campus. Keep Reading