Episode 248

SEBTS Caskey Center & 48 Students Baptized in One Day

Dec 15, 2022

Disaster relief workers are responding to the aftermath of a massive storm that swept across the country leaving snow in some areas and the remnants of tornadoes in others. And, Discipleship is promoted and modeled as a culture at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Senior Pastor Clay Smith told Baptist Press after the church baptized 48 junior and high school students Dec. 11.

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Disaster relief workers are responding to the aftermath of a massive storm that swept across the country leaving snow in some areas and the remnants of tornadoes in others.

The storm system swept across the country dumping inches of snow with frigid wind chills in the upper Midwest while tornadoes in the south killed at least two people and destroyed homes and neighborhoods.

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief workers are currently at work in affected areas. They encourage people to check on their neighbors in affected areas, especially shut-ins and the elderly.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has announced the Caskey Center for Biblical Text and Translation (CBTT) will launch in fall 2023.

The center is designed to undertake three major initiatives: improving the quality of major English Bible translations, providing resources for Bible translators and translator consultants worldwide, and improving the quality of the critical editions of the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament.

During its first five years, the center will partner with the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation committee to improve the base translation of the CSB. Research associates will contribute key research and resources for future revisions of the CSB, while also adapting their research into resources for translators and missionaries.

In addition to fueling Kingdom work with accurate Bible translations and translation resources, the center will provide strategic research and translation experience for qualified residential PhD students in biblical studies.
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Discipleship is promoted and modeled as a culture at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Senior Pastor Clay Smith told Baptist Press after the church baptized 48 junior and high school students Dec. 11.

Disciple-making is practiced by all leaders of the church and encouraged among members of all ages, Smith said, pointing out the work of the entire student ministry team led by Logan Grantham, associate pastor of students.

Up to half of those baptized Sunday made professions of faith during Johnson Ferry’s DNOW (Disciple Now) weekend Nov. 11-13, Smith said, with others having professed faith at other events this year.

Disciple-making is encouraged through various church initiatives, interjected into sermons and facilitated through training tools distributed among the membership. Discipleship Download is the church’s new podcast designed to teach its leaders different aspects of disciple-making.

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