Fisher Humphries was Professor of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In this message, Humphries speaks on the subject of sanctification and spiritual formation, drawing from 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24. He focuses especially on the role of the church in this process, and a significant portion of his time explores the current state of the Southern Baptist Convention and its relation to Liberal Protestantism, Fundamentalism, and Evangelicalism.
Fisher Humphries was Professor of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In this message, Humphries speaks on the effect of scripture on the Christian life, focusing especially on a Christian worldview. He also explores the experience of God through Christian conversion and prayer, among other methods, as well as a brief survey of scripture's wisdom from the book of Proverbs.
The inauguration of Lewis Addison Drummond as the fourth President of SEBTS, with Billy Graham speaking. The message is preceded by greetings from Roy L. Honeycutt, Jr., representing Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the other Southern Baptist seminaries, as well as other theological schools around the United States and Canada. Scripture readings come from Psalm 84 and Acts 20. Dr. Graham spoke on the subject of calls to hear, help, and heed, focusing on the relationship of evangelism and social service. Dr. Drummond speaks briefly at the end to outline his intentions as president and affirm his emphasis on helping students to fulfill all the implications of the Great Commission.
James H. Blackmore was Emeritus Professor of A. Div. Studies and Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies. Before the message, a brief explanation was given of the use of a shofar (ram's horn) in scripture, and one was blown in the service. The scripture reading was from Luke 22:24-34. The subject of the message was humanity's inability to fully understand God, especially related to the inadequacy of words to explain God.