Archive for July, 2013

Harwood to NOBTS

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There is great news concerning the Kingdom of God. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) has tapped one of the great young theological minds in the entire world to fill the McFarland Chair of Theology (one of only two in the SBC — the other at SBTS held by Dr. Mohler), direct the Baptist Center, edit the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, and serve as Associate Professor of Theology. While this is great news for the Kingdom, we are saddened here at Truett-McConnell College. The mind and heart NOBTS has tapped is that of Dr. Adam Harwood, who will join NOBTS faculty this summer and has thus announced his resignation from TMC.

Dr. Harwood said that leaving TMC was the hardest decision he has ever faced, that Truett-McConnell will always have a special place in his heart, and TMC will have a friend and strong ally at NOBTS.

It is flattering that the seminaries would look to Truett-McConnell College to provide great theologians for the next generation. And as we look through the broader lens of evangelicalism, we are confident God has great and amazing things planned for and through Dr. Harwood. TMC enjoyed and was blessed by one of God’s best servants. Most assuredly the same will occur for NOBTS and the SBC.

 

The Evangelistic Sinner’s Prayer

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by Norm Miller

“May I share a prayer with you that changed my life 74 years ago?”

That’s how Ted Cotten tells others about Jesus. Or, at least that’s how he starts. The prayer is a witnessing tool which Cotten, 84, has printed on a small card. It reads: “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I have sinned and done wrong. Please forgive me of my sin and give me eternal life. I now trust You Lord Jesus as my Savior. Help me to have a growing relationship with You, and to become the Christian person that You want me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

That’s how a story I wrote in 2007 for Baptist Press began.

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