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– Recent News –


'Celebration of Excellence' honors faculty and student achievements

No sermon is needed for the annual Celebration of Excellence chapel service at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Provost Steve Lemke told the audience May 2. On that day when faculty and student achievements are honored, a living sermon is presented, Lemke said. Drawing from Philippians 4:8, Lemke pointed to those receiving recognition for academic, missional living, and pastoral leadership achievement as examples of what it means to do all with devotion to Christ. “God is the only one who is perfectly excellent, but He has called...

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Join us for Graduation May 12 and 13

The Faculty and Graduating Class of Leavell College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary announce the Commencement Exercises for the Spring Semester: Undergraduate Friday, May 12, 2017 10 a.m. Roland Q....

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True Salam: Offering the Peace of Jesus to Muslims

Growing up in America with a Muslim father and a Christian mother left NOBTS student Debbie Pierson* confused about what God is really like. Does he require unquestioned submission to...

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Kelley extols God’s mercies in NOBTS ‘State of the Seminary' address

The past is proof God’s mercies never fail, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley said in his State of the Seminary address in Leavell Chapel, April 13, following...

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– Events & NOBTS Life –

Register Now for Red Carpet Week Courses

Red Carpet Week 2017 - May 22-26 - New Orleans Red Carpet week happens only once a year. It’s our opportunity to roll out the red carpet and welcome all of...

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Announcements - May 8, 2017

Here are our upcoming events and announcements. Bookmark this page, and check back weekly. Event updates will be posted here. TERMITE SWARM SEASON IS HERE The Formosan Subterranean Termite Swarm Season...

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Betrayal and Beyond Group

A Betrayal and Beyond group will help women whose husbands struggle with sex addiction. Participants learn tools that will help them make wise biblical decisions, set healthy relationship boundaries, and process...

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– Geaux Therefore –


"That" vs "How" Theology

PREFACE  I talk with people about theology a lot. I even use it as my evangelism strategy. I’ll ask people what they think about God, if they think God is good, if they think God is just, etc. With that in mind, I recognize the irony of this blog post. If you read this and wonder how to differentiate what is worth exploring deeper theologically, as opposed to what’s not, I have two words for you – doctrinal taxonomy. Other than being snarky, I’d love to...

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Knowledge and Limitation

I don’t need to know everything. I’ve been wrestling with a research paper for a little while. I keep making small steps forward in the work only to grow intimidated by...

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In Case You Missed It (Regicide)!

Easter was yesterday. He is risen! We are reposting a blog from last year about King Jesus' regicide. Nothing seemed better for the occasion than to keep celebrating our King...

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Ten Tips after Ten Years at Seminary

After a decade of school and ministry, here are the ten most important things I've learned: 1) Reading a book is great – Reading the book is greater Nothing can replace the...

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– NOBTS Women –

What are you going to do with your summer?

It happens every year. About this time I get anxious for summer to come. I can’t...

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A Modern Lady's Work

In the final part of our series, The Making of A Modern Lady, we will be looking at what it means for a modern lady to be at work. This...

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A Modern Lady's Home

What does it mean for a modern lady to keep her home? Does it mean that she should always have an HGTV worthy space? If so, that would probably count...

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UPCOMING EVENTS - May 8, 2017

Quest Finals Study Break! Not many people get excited about finals but with finals comes the QUEST STUDY BREAK with lots of goodies, so it’s a little easier to deal with....

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