SEBTS Convocation - William Randall Lolley September 1, 1981

  • William Randall Lolley was the 3rd president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The service opens with President Lolley giving a word of prayer (00:00-01:15). Lolley opens Southeastern’s 31st academic year (01:16-02:19). Professor Daryl Trotter reads from Isaiah 6 and Ephesians 4 (02:20-05:27). Morris Ashcraft and Delos Miles are presented to sign the Abstract of Principles, and Lolley introduces the adjunctive faculty (05:28-10:56). A woman sings a song of worship (10:57-16:45). Lolley reads from John 8:32, and he begins his sermon by speaking about the metaphor of “holding onto the moonbeam” (16:46-27:30). Lolley argues that Jesus Christ has come to transform religion, and he concludes his sermon by talking about Baptists as free church people (27:31-38:56). The service ends with a word of prayer (38:57-39:38).
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  • February 28, 2023
  • SEBTS_Convocation_William_Randall_Lolley_1981-09-01
Date Created
  • September 1, 1981
  • Wake Forest (N.C.)
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    SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings, SEBTS Chapel and Special Event Recordings - 1980s, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.