April 25 Towers: MLK at SBTS, 50th anniversary; new Boyce dean, new endowments & new Nashville initiative; and Three Questions with G.K. Beale

Communications Staff — April 28, 2011

The April 25 “Towers” is now available. In April 1961, Southern Seminary welcomed Martin Luther King Jr. to speak on campus. Fifty years later King’s influence has become more than cemented in American history. This issue seeks to remember SBTS’ small connection to the social reformer. Coinciding with the issue’s MLK theme, Russell D. Moore, dean of the School of Theology, discusses the theological nature of racial reconciliation in our feature article (page 3).

The PDF of the April 25 issue is available at the SBTS Resources page.

Also in “Towers”:

  • R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, delivers the opening address about preaching Christ from the Old Testament at The Gospel Coalition national conference (page 7);
  • SBTS announces Dan DeWitt as the new dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate college of Southern Seminary. DeWitt replaces Denny Burk, who is stepping down to expand his primary calling of writing and teaching (page 6);
  • Gregg R. Allison, professor of Christian theology at Southern Seminary, discusses his new volume Historical Theology with Aaron (pages 8-9). Aaron also gives a brief review of Allison’s book (page 10);
  • SBTS announces new endowments: two new centers, one new chair and a new lectureship (page 10);
  • Mark Coppenger, professor of Christian philosophy at Southern Seminary, will lead the new SBTS Nashville initiative (page 11);
  • James Westbrook, Martin Luther King Jr. Fellow at Southern Seminary, offers a reflection about the 50th anniversary of King’s visit to the seminary (page 4);
  • the History Highlight notes the content of King’s lectures at Southern (page 13);
  • the Southern Story features Steve Watters, the new VP for SBTS Communications (page 12);
  • “Don’t Waste Your Summer”: electives abound at SBTS May through August (page 5); and
  • “Three Questions” with G.K. Beale, professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary (page 16), and other news around campus and more.

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