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Carver to lead NAMB chaplaincy

CarverALPHARETTA, Ga. – Retired U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains (Major General) Douglas L. Carver has been appointed executive director of chaplain services for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) in Alpharetta, Ga., with the goal of taking Southern Baptist chaplaincy to a "new level." In the newly created position, Carver, 60, will lead NAMB's chaplaincy team by casting its vision and future strategy.  Carver will continue to reside near Charlotte, N.C. 

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Fred Luter interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered"

LuterFred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, talks with National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" program about his expected nomination as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. If elected, Luter will be the first black president of the predominately white Southern Baptist denomination.

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Crossover New Orleans set for June 15-16 

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – In addition to jazz, beignets and the French Quarter, there's an added reason Southern Baptists may enjoy visiting New Orleans for Crossover 2012 -- the love they may sense from Crescent City residents. Hundreds of volunteers -- from Louisiana and across the nation -- will join together for the June 15-16 outreach prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. 

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Southwestern Seminary launches global Ph.D. in World Christian Studies

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, is now accepting applications for a new, pioneering Ph.D. degree in World Christian Studies.

The degree will not only train missiologists but also provide opportunities for missionaries and non-Western leaders in partnering national conventions worldwide to complete doctoral studies while living and working in “World Christian” settings that are developing in the non-Western world.

“A new episode has begun in Christianity. New actors are living out the drama that unfolds when serious indigenous believers transmit and socially translate the Gospel into the non-Western world,” says Keith Eitel, dean of the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern.


B. H. Carroll Theological Institute receives accreditation

ARLINGTON, Texas – B.H. Carroll Theological Institute in Arlington, Texas, received accreditation from the Association of Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation Feb. 21.

The Institute has teaching sites in Little Rock and Arkadelphia, as well as in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Bryan/College Station areas in Texas.

Bruce Corley, president of the Institute said, "Carroll Institute is now accredited … those are words of joy unspeakable, long sought with hard work and prayer. Our accreditation gives us renewed incentive and opens many doors.

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