George R. Beasley-Murray was the principal of Spurgeon's College in London. The service begins with a prayer from 0:52-1:47. Dr. Binkley reads Ephesians 4:1-24 from 1:56-5:24. The chapel performs a song from 5:34-9:13. Dr. Beasley-Murray is introduced from 9:27-12:16. He preaches from 12:23-53:21. His message was titled "The Great Commission in a Secular Age." He states that the heart of the gospel is the service of Christ. A closing prayer is made 53:40-54:37.
George R. Beasley-Murray was the principal of Spurgeon's College in London. The service begins with an opening prayer from 0:42-1:47. Dr. Blackburn welcomes the audience for attending and recognizes Dr. Olin T Binkley as the new president of the seminary from 1:55-4:51. Another professor reads Psalm 90 and music is played from 4:59-12:01. Dr. Binkley introduces the speaker from 12:13-14:43. Dr. Beasley-Murray speaks from 14:47-52:26. His message is titled "The Kingdom of God Or of Man." Binkley closes the service in prayer from 52:40-53:40.
Olin Trivette Binkley was Professor of Christian Sociology and Ethics and Academic Dean. He begins the service with a prayer from 0:00-2:18. He begins preaching at 2:40. His message was titled "Christian Intentions in Times of Crisis." Dr. Binkley shares what the qualifications of a preacher are and encourages the students by telling them that in times of hardship they should place their trust and joy in Jesus.
Julius Carroll Trotter was Professor of Preaching and Speech (1953-1983). Dr. Binkley opens the service in prayer from 0:00-2:06. He introduces Dr. Trotter from 2:10-3:40. Dr. Trotter speaks from 3:50-43:47 on the power and dynamics of language and speaking when preaching the Word of God. His message was titled, "The Function of Language in Preaching".
Olin Trivette Binkley was Professor of Christian Sociology and Ethics and Academic Dean. At the time of this recording Professor Binkley was not installed as the 2nd President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Binkley opens the service with a scripture reading of Psalm 27:14 and a prayer from 0:15-2:29. Dr. Binkley preaches from 2:44-20:40. Professor Binkley speaks on how God is always constant even though men are constantly changing. He encourages the students to stand firm on the word of God. Dr. Binkley's source text was 1 Corinthians 15:58. He closes in prayer from 20:43-21:05.
The service begins with the reading of Psalm 122:1 and Psalm 43:3a (00:00-00:33) and prayer (00:34-02:03). There was no introduction for Olin Trivette Binkley, but he was Academic Dean and Professor of Christian Sociology and Ethics at SEBTS. He begins by focusing on the integrity of servants of God in a theological school amidst the pressures and problems in a vary complex and dynamic society (02:04-03:55). He draws attention to three basic convictions: first, the Living God knows us as we are and loves us (03:56-04:20); second, God, who offers salvation, demands something of us that is consonant with His nature (04:21-04:37); third, God has revealed Himself to us as the God of mercy and truth (04:38-05:16). He then speaks about the two factors of interpersonal relationships in seminary: first, honesty in straightfoward speech (05:17-07:22); second, the integrity of mind and conscience involves affectionate loyalty to whole persons and to the whole fellowship of the school, having compassion, humility, and courage (07:23-17:04). He ends with prayer (17:05-17:37).
The service begins with the reading of Psalm 27:14 (00:00-00:10) and 3 John 1:1-8 (00:11-02:01). No introduction was given for Olin Trivette Binkley, but at the time he was Academic Dean of SEBTS. Focusing on 3 John 1:8, Binkley asks how students in a theological seminary might help the faculty to be productive scholars and creative teachers (02:02-03:49). Firstly, students may do this by affirming participation in a deeper knowledge of the truth about God and its relation to human decisions. They must join the professors in academic scholarship and see both parties as desiring to know the truth (03:50-06:59). Secondly, students and faculty must keep the channels of communication open with each other (07:00-09:54). Thirdly, students must show a readiness to recognize the perils confronting servants of God, namely three: accomodating the gospel to the culture, subordinating what God demands of us to what man expects of us, and practicing cruelty in human relations (09:55-13:23).
On Friday, May 16, 1958, the graduation program was given in the SEBTS Chapel. The audio begins with the conferring of awards and degrees by Dr. Sydnor Stealey, the President of SEBTS (start-19:14). Dr. Olin T. Binkley, a professor of Christian Sociology and Ethics and Academic Dean of SEBTS, then gave the charge to the graduates (19:15-33:02). The recording ends at this point due to the rest being inadvertently overwritten.
After a prayer and an introduction (start-5:15), Olin T. Binkley, the Academic Dean and later President of SEBTS, speaks about the purpose of theological education from 1 Timothy 1:5. and Olin T. Binkley was the Academic Dean of SEBTS.