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SEBC Class of 2017

May 8, 2017

  Michelle Abraham-Peterson   AA in Leadership Ministries Meditate on and reiterate what I’ve learned and utilize it in my church and possibly seek other ministry opportunities Amanda Ashton BA in Bible and Theology/Minor in Counseling Pursue a Master’s degree in Counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary Kameka…

‘Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani?’

April 14, 2017

The following is an excerpt from Peter Rollins’ book, How (Not) to Speak of God. “It has been said that on the day Christ was crucified a group of fol­lowers packed their few belongings and set out to find a new home. They were so…

Matthew Alverson, Seminary Student

March 30, 2017

 When did you graduate from SEBC? I graduated from SEBC in May of 2016. What program were you in? I graduated with a minor in Christian Thought and History. Are you pursuing any further education? Yes. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in…

Julie Carvajal, 3rd Grade Teacher

March 17, 2017

  When did you graduate from SEBC? Classes-December Walk-May What program were you in? El-Ed When and where did you receive a job after graduation? I received my job offer a week before I finished my student teaching placement so I actually spent my last…

The Who/What/When/Where/Why/How of College Visits

March 2, 2017

Who? It’s never too early to start visiting colleges. You can start at the beginning of your college search or wait until you have decided on a general area of study. It’s up to you! Colleges will always be happy to show you around and…

Mission Trip Experience: Trinidad and Tobago

February 9, 2017

By: Manly Pratt, current student Where did you serve? A group of 10 went to Arima, Trinidad and Tobago. What led to your interest in this opportunity? I have always wanted to see college students go on a mission trip together, and our college group at…

More Than Education

February 2, 2017

By Mark Bryson, current student When a person comes to college the majority of the reasons or expectations you would expect to hear are, “I came here to get an education on what I feel called to do” or, “I honestly don’t know what I…

Changing World, Unchanging Mission:

January 27, 2017

Why Business as Mission is a Crucial Strategy for Making Disciples in the Modern World By Dr. Anthony Casey, Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies John G. Paton (1824 – 1907), a Scottish missionary, famously spoke the following words when his fellow Christians attempted to convince…

What SEBC Means to Me as a Transfer Student

January 20, 2017

By: Chase Mote, current student Many students at SEBC were lucky enough to find such a great school on their first try. This is an amazing thing and I envy these people, but there are also students like me. I went to two medium sized…

My Resolution

January 6, 2017

An afternoon musing by Alyssa Serrano. I’m a pretty big fan of organizational supplies. I have been known to be fully stocked with sticky notes, pretty folders, and jars for my pushpins. Calendars are no exception. I use them daily and what some might call obsessively….

An Advent-Christmas Meditation by Dr. Dwain Waldrep

December 16, 2016

No one is surprised by the arrival of the Christmas season. It is heralded by the early appearance of city Christmas lights and an increasing flood of glitzy commercials advertising that perfect gift for your loved ones. The preceding weeks are marked by significantly increased…

How to Deal with Stress During Finals

December 8, 2016

Written by current student, Dani Karcher Finals are coming up. No matter how hard you work, it is inevitable that you’ll end up with a mix of at least 5 different assignments, tests, and papers all due at once. Freaking out is natural. Expected even….

Spring Semester Start

December 2, 2016

For so many years, you have gotten used to a summer break leading into the start of a new school year. But you may have taken a little extra time after high school or decided to transfer schools. Now you find yourself entering in mid-way…

Being Always Thankful and for All Things

November 21, 2016

By Dr. Dwain Waldrep Psalm 136:3—“Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever.”           We will soon be celebrating a day of Thanksgiving, a day that many people associate with the Pilgrims who established the Plymouth…

#GivingTuesday at SEBC

November 18, 2016

#GivingTuesday at Southeastern Bible College #GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2016 iteration will be held on November 29, 2016. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses, and corporations as well as families and…

Sebastian’s Spot: a coffee shop

November 2, 2016

Hannah Snyder, Student Senate VP Who runs the coffee shop? Senate is in charge of the coffee shop and it is completely student run. The Senate Vice President (me) is over it and has a team of amazing volunteers work it day to day. What…

Student Senate

October 25, 2016

Alex Thomas, Student Senate President What is the purpose of Student Senate? The purpose of Student Senate is to be advocates for the student body. Our specific organization works with the faculty/staff to handle things that the student body wants to change/improve here on campus….

Women’s Ministry

October 18, 2016

Women’s Ministry President, Ashtyn Harris  What makes you passionate about Women’s Ministry? I love being able to share my heart with the girls and not have to worry about being judged. I am thankful for the closeness that all of us have. I also enjoy…

Creation, Creatureliness, and Worship

October 11, 2016

By Dr. Dwain Waldrep October in Alabama brings relief from summer heat, giving us cool nights and comfortable days, colorful leaves, and the ubiquitous presence of pumpkin-laced drinks at our favorite coffee shops. Along with these welcome autumn gifts, October also returns our SEBC family…

Alex McKee on Internship in Ireland

October 4, 2016

Where did you serve this summer and in what capacity? This summer I served in Letterkenny co. Donegal, Ireland. I interned in two congregations under the same minister (Trinity Presbyterian  and Trentagh Presbyterian). The internship was based around youth work with some worship aspects as…

New Opportunity: Student Media Team

September 26, 2016

Okay, students. We need your help. With all of the planned and impromptu events that happen around campus, we need a way to capture the time our community is enjoying together. In order to compile these moments, we are expanding The Southeastern Collective to include a…

Prayer: The Pulse of the Christian Life

September 16, 2016

By Dr. B. Dwain Waldrep If our Savior’s teaching and practice is a gauge, then prayer is certainly the pulse of the Christian life. The Gospel accounts tell us that Jesus frequently sought solitary places for prayer. In those lonely sanctuaries and through those unceasing…

Spotlight: Dr. Chris Crain

September 2, 2016

Chris Crain pictured with his wife Carol. Carol is an adjunct instructor of psychology at SEBC. What year did you graduate from Southeastern Bible College? 1996 What was your degree program? Church Education/Music; I went on to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earned M.Div….

Fall Class Preview

August 24, 2016

The Fall 2016 semester is upon us! Here is a sampling of questions that will be covered throughout a few of our courses! Theology 1- Dr. Snyder What should we mean when we say “God is here”? What does complete control actually look like? What do…

Pausing at the Threshold

August 17, 2016

By: Dr. B. Dwain Waldrep Esther de Waal, one of my favorite writers on spiritual formation, observed that she had “become aware of the continual movement of crossing over thresholds into the new, while still of course being part of what is left behind.”  As we…

Christian Thought and History Major

August 10, 2016

SEBC’s major in Bible and Theology will ground you in God’s revelation. Adding a second major in Christian Thought and History will further your studies by adding the philosophical, cultural, social and historical framework that will help you understand the forces shaping our world today….

Spotlight: Anita Scroggins

August 3, 2016

Photo Courtesy: Lynn Cummings (’10) A wonderful aspect of our size here at Southeastern is that you truly have the opportunity to meet people who are passionate about what they do, from faculty to staff to administrators. Anita Scroggins is one of these people you…

The SEBC {15}

July 28, 2016

Birmingham is a happening place. There are so many up and coming restaurants, parks, shops, and music venues. But… we also love our own places right around the college. Here are fifteen of our favorite spots within fifteen minutes of the school. 1. Donuts: Heavenly Donut…

Coach Bill Ivey on the Basketball Program

July 19, 2016

Basketball (women’s and men’s) is coming to SEBC! We’re already working to build the program in ’16-’17 and will begin competition in ’17-’18. This is a huge challenge, one that will require a team effort that includes students, faculty, and staff. The greatest task, of course,…

New Courses: Camp Ministry

July 11, 2016

Camp ministry is a vibrant part of Christian communities for the purpose of team building, spiritual growth, leadership development, and so much more. Stepping out of the busyness of life, separating from the constant distractions, and focusing on God and relationships can lead to rewarding and life changing…

Youth Ministry Minor

July 5, 2016

Ministry to adolescents provides an exciting and complex opportunity to work with students at a pivotal developmental stage. Research suggests that students in this life stage are making lifelong decisions on how to grow into and own their faith development. Youth ministers play a significant…


July 4th- Freedom in Salvation

July 5, 2016

As I reflect on our nation’s recent celebration of Independence Day, my mind goes to the stories told of the Puritans. The Puritans travelling across the ocean, leaving families behind, and entering a new land; foreign and unknown. I think about the fear that must…

New Achieve Scholarship!

July 5, 2016

College is expensive. But here at Southeastern, we want to help make your path to ministry possible. Here are a few of our scholarship opportunities! Follow the link on the bottom of the page to find deadlines, forms, and more information. Achieve- Adult Learning Scholarship A…

Spotlight: Dr. Anthony Casey

July 5, 2016

What is your position at Southeastern? I am Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies Where did you complete your degrees? B.S. Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.  M.Div and Ph.D from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary What brought you to…