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– Recent News –

Join us for Chapel Jan. 26 to hear about New Orleans Seminary's Centennial Celebration

On January 26th at 11:00 a.m. Dr Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, will be hosting a special chapel service at Leavell Chapel at NOBTS. He'll announce our upcoming centennial celebration with an emphasis on missions and evangelism. We hope you are all able to be a part! If you cannot attend, you can watch it live streamed here: ...

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DEFEND 2017 highlights needs for apologetics

NEW ORLEANS -- Abdu Murray was a devout Muslim who rarely encountered Christians who could defend their faith. His nine-year journey from Islam to faith in Christ began after meeting...

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NOBTS professor and presidential Elector flooded with pleas to ‘flip’ vote

NEW ORLEANS -- A raucous presidential election year turned personal for Lloyd Harsch, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary history professor, when his seminary inbox filled with more than 90,000 emails...

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NOBTS receives Lilly Endowment Grant for PREP program

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) has received a $125,000 grant as part of the ongoing Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers....

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– Events & NOBTS Life –

Announcements - January 23, 2017

Here are our upcoming events and announcements. Bookmark this page, and check back weekly. Event updates will be posted here. Summer Missionaries needed for MissionLab, 2017 MissionLab is the local missions arm...

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– Geaux Therefore –


I don’t typically rush to theaters to watch horror movies, but when I have gone to see the latest in scary cinema, I’ve found the times to be memorable. Once, in college, my buddy Kevin and I went with a group of friends to see the season’s latest frightening film. I remember our excitement as we made plans and convinced others to join us. I remember our anticipation as we all sat down in the dark theater. I remember thinking about how great an idea it...

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We Don’t Go There: Racial Reconciliation and the Gospel

“We don’t go there.” My mom told me this when I told her I was going to a local Southern Baptist church in my hometown for the first time. I...

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The Value of Integrity in Ministry

“Farmer! If you don’t get this right, you will do pushups till you can’t anymore! If you don’t, there is no Jesus, cause all I’ve got is my word!” Sgt....

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Why Reformation Day Matters

J.I. Packer once described Christianity as a “revealed religion.” (Knowing God) Despite the fact that the Greek word kanōn wasn’t used in a Christian sense until Athanasius in the fourth century, the concept of divine...

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– NOBTS Women –

Ministry Moments with NOBTS Women

I love the beginning of a new semester. January always brings with it the opportunity to start...

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