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– Recent News –


‘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 free event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health on the campus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Local pastors and lay leaders are encouraged to participate along with members of the seminary community. Copies of Dr. Gaines’ book, Share Jesus Like It Matters, will be...

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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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Stephen Rummage to lead Stanfield Preaching Lectures April 10-11

Stephen Rummage, the senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Fla., and chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, will lead this year’s Stanfield Preaching Lectures April...

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– Events & NOBTS Life –

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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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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– Geaux Therefore –


Do you ever struggle with evangelism? I do.

Evangelism can be difficult. Many factors contribute to the difficult state of evangelism and I think most of them are internal, not external. I don’t write this as a fix-all for every evangelistic problem out there. I am commenting about a struggle I face as a Millenial. I want to propose a shift in thinking about our evangelistic strategies and grounding. None of this is rocket science. If you dig very deep at all, I think you’ll find this reasoning in Scripture and church history. I...

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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...

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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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– 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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