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– Recent News –


Jewish scholar Amy-Jill Levine and NT scholar Ben Witherington meet to discuss Jesus

Is Jesus the Savior? Was he a Jewish rabbi? Or both? Leading evangelical scholar Ben Witherington III, Asbury Theological Seminary, and noted Jewish scholar Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University, discuss the Jewishness of Jesus at the upcoming Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum, March 25, 7:30 p.m. "Every serious Christian or Jew should be interested in this event," said Dr. Robert Stewart, Greer-Heard director. "This is going to be a great evening in which two world-class scholars and good friends--one Christian, the other Jewish--discuss Jesus' distinctive way of being Jewish in...

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‘Share Jesus Like It Matters’ with Steve Gaines set for April 4

Steve Gaines, senior pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., and president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will lead “Share Jesus Like It Matters,” a special event April 4. The...

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The Biblical Musical "Ruth: God is Our Redeemer" premieres April 6

"Ruth: God is Our Redeemer," a Biblical musical written by Dr. Ed Steele, will be presented April 6, 7 p.m., at Sellers Music Building Recital Hall. The Biblical character Naomi...

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FREE Caskey ‘No Restraints’ Conference set for April 21-22; Register by April 9

Serving in a smaller membership church or as a bivocational minister? Come to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary April 21-22 for the No Restraints conference and enjoy training and fellowship....

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– Events & NOBTS Life –

EHS Preaching Award Submission Deadline, April 30

The submission deadline for entries in the Haddon W. Robinson Preaching Award competition is April 30, 2017. The first place award winner receives $500in cash plus coverage of registration fees...

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Announcements - March 27, 2017

Here are our upcoming events and announcements. Bookmark this page, and check back weekly. Event updates will be posted here. Baptist College Partnership History of Christianity Seminar, May 22-26 Registration has begun...

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Senior Fest Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with Senior Fest, April 7, an annual conference helping senior adults explore their place in God’s kingdom. Volunteers will assist our senior adult guests in...

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– Geaux Therefore –


Hospital Theology

The extent of God’s sovereignty seems like an inescapable topic in the church today. It’s also possibly the most flammable theological discussion in the church today – if one can indeed call it a “discussion.” It manifests itself in seminary classrooms and pulpits and small groups and Facebook threads in words like “Arminian,” “Pelagian,” “prevenient,” “Tulip” and other extra-biblical words that confuse and ignite Christians everywhere. Perhaps the most powerful indication to the divisive nature of this issue lies in the way the church often wields Scripture itself. For example,...

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Taking Racism Seriously: RR pt. 3

Shocked “These kinds of things didn’t happen back when the KKK was still around!” That is a statement that I never thought I would hear as a pastor. I grew up...

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Racial Reconciliation and Representation: RR pt. 2

Racial Reconciliation and Representation Racial Reconciliation is impossible without racial representation. We can't have true unity within diverse settings without the representation of multiple cultures in leadership positions. Representation is the...

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What Racial Reconciliation is NOT: Racial Reconciliation pt. 1

            Racial Reconciliation is not what you think. It has become a popular term in evangelical circles. It seems like all the cool Christians are...

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– NOBTS Women –

UPCOMING EVENTS - March 27, 2017

Term 2 Ministry Wives Course! The Term 2 Ministry Wives Course, A Survey of the Old Testament will continue this Tuesday, March 28. This will be the last night to join...

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A Modern Lady's Relationships

In this wild and crazy 21st century world, what does it mean to be a lady in your relationships with others? Even though it may seem so with some of...

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A Modern Lady's Appearance

In this post on what it means to be a modern lady, we’re going to explore what a modern lady looks like. Appropriate appearance is a highly debated topic, especially...

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A Modern Lady's Manners

In the previous post, I introduced the idea of what it means to be a modern lady in...

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