By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, March 15, 2019

A pastor’s death, disappointment in a leader, unimaginable tragedy—trials for a body of believers come in all packages and varieties. So does grief. Ian Jones, NOBTS professor of counseling, has cared for communities of believers reeling from devastating loss. The night of Sept. 15, 1999, Jones was called to Wedgwood Baptist Church,...

By Dr. Ian Jones on Friday, March 15, 2019

People react to a traumatic event in a variety of ways. Each expresses grief differently and the rate at which healing comes can vary in dramatic ways. The following list, though not comprehensive, contains some practical suggestions for long-term ministry to grieving people. Included are some observations from Kathy Jo Brown,...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, February 15, 2019

“It could have been a crisis of faith.” The long road of grief Averri and Kionna LeMalle traveled during their years at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary brought unexpected lessons of faith. Troubles conceiving and the stunning loss of two babies during pregnancy put the couple’s faith to the test. When...

By Marilyn Stewart on Friday, February 15, 2019

She’s led a mission team to Haiti, ridden the Amazon River into isolated villages for the Gospel, and shared Christ with construction workers in Nicaragua. And she’s done it all from a wheelchair. TroQuell Jenkins, 25, says knowing Jesus is better than walking on two feet. “God’s glorified Himself so much in...

By Brian Blackwell, The Baptist Message on Friday, February 15, 2019

COTTONPORT, La. – Prison ministry was not on Sammy Morrow’s radar when he first received the call in August to consider joining Raymond Laborde Correction Center as a chaplain. Morrow had served as pastor of the Alpine First Baptist Church in Tioga and then the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Pollock,...

By Gary D. Myers on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has been awarded a $1,005,000 core funding grant to support the school's community counseling and childhood education efforts. "We have a deep commitment to making a positive impact on our community through ministry engagement and community partnerships," NOBTS Chancellor Chuck Kelley said of the grant provided...

By Gary D. Myers on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

FIRST-PERSON -- The joy seemed so out of place in such a bleak setting – the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. But that overwhelming joy on the faces of men who may spend the rest of their lives behind bars spoke volumes to me about the power of the...

By Marilyn Stewart on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Top apologists from across the nation took the stage at Defend ’19, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s week-long apologetics conference, Jan. 7-11. Plenary speakers included NOBTS visiting professor Gary Habermas, a renowned author and leading resurrection scholar; Frank Turek, co-author of the bestselling book “I Don’t have Enough Faith to be...