Dr. John E. Sanders, a creative and influential evangelical theologian who is known for working out the idea of "open theism," will give the annual Willson-Addis Endowed Lecture in Practical Christianity at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous," these were the words echoed by both Russell Hutchison and Fredricc Brock, two first year students at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, when they heard that the Fall of 2007's preacher of the year, Emily McGowin, had never preached in public before. Russell says, "We heard her preach, she is a wonderful preacher. This caliber of a scholar and a preacher had never gotten the opportunity to perfect that gift. And so we started talking about doing something about that."
Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, was honored with a 2008 CT Award of Merit in the Apologetics/Evangelism category for his book Questions to All of Your Answers: A Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith (Zondervan, 2007).
On a sunny, Texas summer day in August of 2000, four women from across the globe began their journeys through George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Jan Cason, Debbie Rarick, Claire Shell, and Irena Vlajnic brought their personalities, experiences, joys, sorrows, passions, and hopes to Truett and into their spiritual formation Covenant Group. What makes this covenant group unique is that after finishing the six semesters of required spiritual formation curriculum, the women keep meeting. After they graduated, they realized that graduation did not end their friendships or community, and still meet monthly four years later.