Louisville—A record 150 students graduated from Boyce College, the undergraduate school of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a May 13 commencement, surpassing the previous mark by more than 40 percent.
Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary and Boyce College, told the graduates of the job description the apostle Paul set forth for Christians when he wrote, “Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good” in Romans 12.
“Your graduation from Boyce College is not a down payment in order that at some point in the future you might fulfill your function and calling in the church,” Mohler said.
“(T)he church of the Lord Jesus Christ in this generation needs the graduating class of Boyce College of 2016 to show up ready for action now,” he said. “Show (your faith) to the world in order that they will see Jesus and desire Him. … In so doing … you will bring honor upon this institution, who rightly honors you today, and you will show all Christians how to fulfill this job description given to us all.”
Founded in 1974 as Boyce Bible School, named for the founder and first president of Southern Seminary, the school began offering bachelor’s degrees as James P. Boyce College of the Bible in 1998 under Mohler’s leadership. Later, its name was changed to Boyce College. Information about Boyce College is online at www.boycecollege.com. (BP)