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September 2, 2015
Service honoring military, first responders sees 53 professions of faith
By Alex Sibley

On Aug. 30, the First Baptist Church of Bossier City, La., hosted “Honor our Heroes Sunday,” a special day devoted to doing just that: blessing the first responders and military servicemen in and around Bossier City. The church formally invited all policemen, firemen and paramedics from the city, as well as persons in active military service, particularly those stationed at nearby Barksdale Air Force Base. Hundreds accepted the invitation, and roughly 5,000 people attended the church’s two worship services that day, which featured a Gospel presentation and a live interview with Taya Kyle, wife of U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. In response to these ministry efforts, 53 people prayed to receive Christ. 

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September 1, 2015
Welcome Week creates opportunities for community
By Katie Coleman

Southwestern Seminary’s fall semester kicked off with a week of activities for new and returning students, Aug. 21-28. This annual tradition, known as “Welcome Week,” is hosted by Student Life and is designed to connect students with faculty, campus community and local churches.

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July 31, 2015
Student takes 'Second Mile' effort to local church
By Katie Coleman and Alex Sibley

Luke Romans, a Master of Divinity student at Southwestern, leads an accountability group through the “young marrieds” Sunday school class at Birchman Baptist Church. Realizing that evangelism was the most important area in which they needed to grow, Romans started bringing his students along with him as he participated in Southwestern’s “Going the Second Mile” initiative, the seminary’s effort to evangelize every home within a two-mile radius of the campus. 

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August 14, 2015
Barry McCarty ‘converts,’ accepts teaching position at Southwestern
By Staff

Barry McCarty, who has served as the Southern Baptist Convention’s chief parliamentarian for nearly three decades, has accepted the position of professor of preaching and rhetoric at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Not previously identifying as a Southern Baptist, McCarty recently “converted” after observing the missional heart of Southern Baptists and the merits of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. 

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