By Gary D. Myers on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NEW ORLEANS -- For churches with worship bands, finding and keeping enough trained musicians to play all the instruments can be a struggle, said Dr. Darryl Ferrington, a music professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But he's found the use of iPads and apps to be a way to...

By Staff on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Famed New Orleans evangelist Bob Harrington, known by many as “the Chaplain of Bourbon Street,” passed away of kidney failure on July 4 in Stigler, Okla., where he had lived the last seven years with family. He was 89. Harrington became a well-known evangelist during the 1960s and 1970s following his...

By Marilyn Stewart on Thursday, June 15, 2017

PHOENIX – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley greeted convention delegates with a good news/bad news scenario in his seminary presentation at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting Wednesday, June 14. “Are you ready for some good news?” Kelley asked. “Today, we are 100 years old at NOBTS.” Centennial events...

By Marilyn Stewart on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary named two distinguished alumni, honored Provost Steve Lemke for his 20 years of service and announced the launch of the seminary's centennial celebration at the convention alumni luncheon June 14. Chris Adams, pioneering women's ministry leader and LifeWay's longtime senior lead women's ministry specialist, and Christopher...

By Marilyn Stewart on Monday, May 8, 2017

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...

By Marilyn Stewart on Monday, May 1, 2017

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 his will, as Islam taught? she wondered. Or is He the God of the Bible who freely gave His Son...

By Marilyn Stewart on Monday, April 24, 2017

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 the spring board of trustees meeting. Kelley pointed to the seminary’s 100 year history to make his point. “We serve an...

By Gary D. Myers on Monday, April 17, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved three administrators for new roles and elected two faculty members during their spring meeting April 12. The trustees approved a $24.3 million budget. Several significant curriculum adjustments were approved including the renaming of the Division of Christian Education to Division of...