James P. Boyce T-shirt

James Petigru Boyce founded the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as its first president. Al Mohler, the current president of Southern Seminary offers a brief biographical sketch of Boyce’s life and contribution to theological education. He particularly notes Boyce’s influential address, “Three Changes in Theological Institutions,” which launched and directed early Southern Baptist educational endeavors. As an educator, his 1887 textbook, “An Abstract of Systematic Theology,” grounded seminarians and pastors with a solid theological foundation. Roughly 100 years later, Ernest Reisinger provided twelve thousand students and pastors with a reprint of Boyce’s theology book as a testimony to our Southern Baptist heritage. The James P. Boyce legacy lives on especially in his “Abstract Of Principles;” a short confessional statement still used by many Southern Baptists today.
James P. Boyce T-shirt
I lifted Boyce’s image from William Cathcart’s 1883 Baptist Encyclopedia and placed it on a whimsical T-shirt for those interested in wearing a bit of stylish historical theology. You can get several T-shirt or sweatshirt styles as well as a coffee mug. The back of the shirts sport Boyce’s definition of regeneration from The Abstract Of Principles.

VIII. Regeneration.

Regeneration is a change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who quickeneth the dead in trespasses and sins enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the Word of God, and renewing their whole nature, so that they love and practice holiness. It is a work of God’s free and special grace alone.