Praying for Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran dominates the US news cycles again. There are conversations about sanctions, gas prices, and debates about political posturing. At Southeastern, Iran has a special place in our hearts for different reasons. The first ever Southern Baptist missionaries to Iran, Dr. George, and Joanne Braswell were students on our campus and […]

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Global Missions Week Fosters Great Commission Focus

“Our main call is not to this location; it’s to be disciples and make disciples.” Phil Bartuska, a missionary in Vienna, Austria, encouraged students with this message along with other panelists at “Knowing Your Call,” one of the many Global Missions Week events hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Lewis A. Drummond Center for […]

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Video Highlight: Interview with Derrick in Puerto Rico

Check out this video by Doug DuBois as he interviews Derrick Rudolph. Derrick is a M.DIV. student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently serving in Puerto Rico through the CGCS and SEND Relief with NAMB as the island recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Watch as Derrick introduces himself, explains his passion for these people, and describes one of the biggest things he's learned during his time in Puerto Rico:


To read some of Derrick's personal updates from Puerto Rico, click here or here.

Losing Two Missionaries: How Should we Pray?

Yesterday, Southern Baptists lost two missionaries. According to reports I have seen, Randy and Kathy Arnett were killed in an automobile accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I have known, and worked with, Randy and Kathy for several years as they worked to develop theological education opportunities for African pastors. While we all know […]

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The Insanity of God: A Must See Documentary

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #3 This past week more than 100 Southeastern students gathered for a pre-release viewing of the movie The Insanity of God. This movie is a stirring and challenging account of the ministry of Nik and Ruth Ripkin and their work with those who are being severely persecuted for their faith […]

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Misperceptions on Missionaries, Part 2

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #7 Last week I posted ten misperceptions about missionaries. If you didn’t read that post, I encourage you to go there now.  Here are ten more misperceptions: “We’re never afraid.” Missionaries are faithful people, but fear can be a reality. Depending on where they serve, they may face public opposition, violence, […]

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Lottie Receiver Gives Thanks

Give to Lottie Moon Today We often ask you to pray for our students and missionaries serving overseas but rarely are we able to update you on their behalf. During this time of the season every year, the terms Lottie Moon and Christmas Offering ring loud in the Baptist churches around the nation. If we’re […]

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Praying is Partnering in Missions

Believers in the States can often feel like they have no genuine role in the mission work that is happening in different parts of the world. They feel distant and disconnected—unable to contribute. Yet the Bible reveals a different reality, one in which all believers play a vital and effective role in the mission of […]

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Feeble Prayers in Our Chaotic World

Living in a new normal doesn’t feel so normal. The word tragedy is too much a part of my vocabulary these days. I have searched for other words, but tragedy describes best the world events constantly swirling around us. Istanbul, Brussels, Paris, Boston…the list could go on. We live in a chaotic and fallen world. […]

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