SEBTS Commencement - Morris Ashcraft May 14, 1983

  • Morris Ashcraft was Professor of Theology and Dean of the Faculty. The commencement service is opened in prayer (0:00-4:40). Scripture is read aloud from Jeremiah 23:23-28, 2 Corinthians 4:1-2, and 1 Corinthians 15:3-7 (4:40-7:45). Dr. Lolley welcomes and extends thanks to Dr. Trotter and his wife in recognition of Dr. Trotter’s retirement (7:45-10:19). Dr. Lolley introduces the conferring of degrees (10:19-11:00). Dr. Lolley and Dr. Ashcraft perform the conferring of degrees for the Associate of Divinity degree (11:00-15:15). The service continues with the conferring of degrees for the Master of Religious Education (15:15-18:00). Next, degrees are conferred for the Master of Divinity (18:00-35:40). The Master of Theology degrees follow (35:40-38:35). Finally, the Doctor of Ministry degrees are conferred (38:35-41:55). Dr. Ashcraft is introduced as the speaker for graduation (41:55-42:05). Dr. Ashcraft encourages graduates to remember the gospel, remember the men and women who brought the gospel to them, and to pass the gospel on to others (42:05-45:23). He reminds graduates that they were called to be where they are now and to remember the way of Christ, telling the truth (45:23-49:57). He reminds them they are ambassadors for Christ and to be faithful in preaching the Word (49:57-52:47). Finally, Dr. Ashcraft encourages them to live righteously and to be faithful with their work (52:47-1:02:41). The commencement service is closed in prayer (1:02:41-1:04:38).
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  • August 11, 2023
  • SEBTS_Commencement_Morris_Ashcraft_1983-05-14
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  • May 14, 1983
  • 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.