During Southern Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s 20th anniversary convocation day, Towers photographer Emil Handke shadowed the president, capturing the day from every angle. (Images are property of Southern Seminary’s Office of Communications and may not be reused without permission.)


9:26 a.m. – The president’s office on the second floor of Norton Hall before his arrival


9:58 a.m. – Mohler reviews the convocation service and finishes preparing for his address with his executive assistant, J.T. English


11:01 a.m. –  ‘Don’t Just Stand There: Say Something’ – Mohler delivered his convocation address on Aug. 20. His address called for ministers to speak the truth of the gospel, even amidst cultural pressure to remain silent.


11:22 a.m. – Mohler returns to his office to meet with reporters following his convocation address


11:37 a.m. Mohler meets with a reporter from the Associated Press about his message, “Don’t Just Stand There: Say Something”


12:01 p.m. –  Southern Seminary provost Randy Stinson walks with Mohler to a lunch for new trustees


12:12 p.m. – Mohler visits with trustees during the luncheon.


2:11 p.m. -Mohler meets with new trustees (from left) Jim Walls, Jim Henry and Julie C. Emerson


3:52 p.m. – He discusses news headlines before recording his daily podcast, The Briefing


4:50 p.m. – Mohler records The Briefing in his studio


5:56 p.m. – He visits with Stinson and Dan Dumas, senior vice president for institutional administration, in the office of the provost


6:14 p.m. – Mohler dines at his home with the new trustees


8:33 p.m. – The new trustees tour Mohler’s personal library


9:50 p.m. Mohler concludes his 20th anniversary convocation day, like most other days, reading and writing in his study.