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By Marilyn Stewart on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Every hurricane holds surprises, but Hurricane Ida’s arrival on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was merely the beginning of the unexpected. Its quick move across the Gulf of Mexico into Louisiana brought record-breaking electrical outages and unexpected damage. Despite loss, the storm brought also opportunities for some in the...

By Gary D. Myers on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A 2019 Lifeway Research study found that 66 percent of young adults stop attending church between the ages of 18 and 22. While the same study found that some eventually make their way back to the church, the data is staggering. The shocking exit from the church by many young people...

By Gary D. Myers on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College President Jamie Dew announced the reopening of the school’s campus Sept. 7 following Hurricane Ida. The campus has been closed to residents since the Aug. 29 storm knocked out electricity throughout the region. Campus power was fully restored late in the day on...

By Marilyn Stewart on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

With COVID and world unrest filling the news, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College President Jamie Dew began his Convocation address Aug. 17 with a question. “Do you ever feel hopeless?” he asked. Convocation marks the official start of a new semester. Faculty and students gathered in Leavell Chapel...

By Gary D. Myers on Thursday, August 12, 2021

Don Stewart, a retired, long-time New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary professor and administrator, died Aug. 10 in Hattiesburg, Miss. He was 85. For a quarter of a century, Stewart served in multiple capacities at NOBTS until his retirement in July 2003. Stewart returned to his alma mater in 1978 to serve...

By Marilyn Stewart on Thursday, July 15, 2021

Kevin Goodman was an airline pilot flying across the country when seizures put an end to his flying career. “I went from flying jets to not being able to drive a car,” Goodman said. “That’s a unique spot to be in.” Today as pastor of Boeuf River Baptist Church, Winnsboro, La. and...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, July 9, 2021

For Spanish-speaking students seeking a bachelor of arts degree, a new initiative at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College makes earning a degree easier. Using video conferencing software, online live-taught classes in Spanish are now available at NOBTS and Leavell College to serve students regardless of where they live...

By Gary D. Myerrs on Monday, June 21, 2021

NASHVILLE – A capacity crowd of 700 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College alumni and friends gathered during the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting to fellowship and celebrate what is happening at the seminary. NOBTS and Leavell College President Jamie Dew utilized the June 16 luncheon to share his...