A new graduate program and emphasis on sports chaplaincy will be established soon at Truett Seminary to meet a growing need for ministry not only to professional athletes but also for youth athletic leagues, church recreation programs and missions outreach.
Reading Scripture well is like listening to a chorus, the dean of Duke Divinity School explained during the 2011 Winter Pastors' School at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary.
Hearers appreciate music best when they listen for and distinguish between the parts as well as take in the whole, said Richard Hays, the George Washington Ivey professor of New Testament at Duke. Nearly 200 people attended the event, presented by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Truett. Hays' theme was "Reading Scripture Alongside the Gospel Writers."
Dr. Richard Bauckham, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Studies at The University of St. Andrews, Scotland, will be delivering the Parchman Lectures, March 1-3. The title of the series is: "The Gospels as Histories: What Sort of History are They?"
The titles for the plenary sessions with Dr. Hays are: "Can the Gospels Teach Us How to Read the Old Testament", "Torah Reconfigured: Reading Scripture with Matthew", "Turning the World Upside Down: Reading Scripture with Luke", "The Temple of His Body: Reading Scripture with John", and "Opening Our Minds to Understand the Scriptures".
As a part of a BGCT annual meeting workshop designed to help churches proclaim the words of Jesus Christ found in Acts 1:8, Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Truett Seminary in Waco, demonstrated two ways in which this verse can be preached--the deductive method and the narrative method.
Dr. Richard B. Hays, Dean and the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke University will be our featured speaker at the 2011 Winter Pastors' School, sponsored by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching, February 10-12, 2011.
Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary will confer degrees upon the nearly 50 graduates during its commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the First Baptist Church of Waco.
Dr. David Garland, interim president of Baylor, held his office for about two years. With that, he never lost his love of the small things life offers.
"I will miss my parking space at the Ferrell Center. That is very nice," Garland said. "I will miss the staff. The things I am most proud of were the things that I was able to do for individual staff, professors and students."
"And I will miss the ability to be able to do those kinds of things, make decisions that I felt very proud of and that had a positive impact on various people's lives. That, to me, brought me the most gratification and joy."
Garland has served as Baylor's interim president since June 2008, when Dr. John Lilley was forced out of office.
Truett Seminary will host "Pillars: A Celebration of Senior Adults", May 24-26, 2010. More information about this inaugural conference as well as registration information can be found on the Pillars Conference page.
The W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture in Applied Christianity. "A Different Lens for the Immigration Debate: Can the Bible Help Us?" presented by: Dr. Danny Carroll (Rodas) and The Willson-Addis Endowed Lecture in Practical Christianity. "Reading the Bible in the Global South" presented by Dr. Philip Jenkins.
Truett Seminary will host "These Are Our Stories": Women in Ministry Conference on March 1-2, 2010 for ministry students (undergraduate and graduate) from Texas Baptist universities and seminaries, as well as Baptist men and women who are interested in Women in Ministry. Registration information and a complete schedule are available on the Women in Ministry Conference page.
Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the The Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching will host ministers and seminarians from around the country for the Winter Pastors' School on Feb. 11-13 on the Baylor campus.
Hulitt Gloer always has loved going into bookstores. But for many years, he felt guilty about stopping to browse the latest bestsellers and the new releases in nonfiction. Resolutely, Gloer pushed past bestselling novels, heading instead for the religion section to find the books he thought he should be reading. No more.
Hulitt Gloer and about a dozen other pastors will attend the Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching retreat in Kerrville. Gloer, a professor at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary, gave himself permission to veer off the customary theological reading track. The result has been more meaningful, relevant sermons, he said. Now he is passing the word to other pastors: Banish the guilt. Come January, he and a dozen other preachers will head to a lodge near Kerrville for six days to discuss books, from such classics as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Grapes of Wrath to children's books such as Does God Have a Big Toe?--even science fantasy such as A Wrinkle in Time. Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching, an annual retreat begun in 2006, is offered through the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Truett Seminary.
Dr. Walter Brueggemann will be our our featured speaker at the 2010 Winter Pastors' School sponsored by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Truett Seminary, February 11-13, 2010. More Information Available Here!
Dr. Lamin, Sanneh, The D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and Professor of History at Yale Divinity School will present the 2009 Parchman Endowed Lecture Series at Truett Seminary on October 13-15, 2009.
Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, which recently earned a designation for international leadership in energy and environmental design, will be awarded a certificate on Aug. 27 for its achievement.
A plaque will be presented to Dr. David Garland, Baylor's interim president and dean of Truett Seminary, by a representative of the U.S. Green Building Council during a celebration ceremony in the seminary's Paul W. Powell Chapel.
Dr. Haddon, Robinson, The Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will be our featured speaker for The 2009 Fall Preaching Convocation & Workshop.
Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, built in 2002, was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, a rare accomplishment for existing buildings.
Truett is the first previously-existing building on a Texas university campus to earn the certification and just the sixth building in the state to merit LEED certification in the existing-buildings category, according to USGBC communications manager Ashley Katz.
Dr. Terry York, Associate professor of Christian Ministry and Church Music at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, received the Baptist Church Music Conference's highest award, The W. Hines Sims Award.
Truett Seminary Assistant Professor of Theology, Dr. Brian Brewer, will be presenting a paper entitled: Free Church Sacramentalism: A Surprising Connection between Anabaptists and Baptists at the International Conference on Baptist Studies being held at Whitley College, Melbourne, Australia, July 15-18, 2009.
Dr. Robert Creech, pastor of University Baptist Church in Houston for 22 years, has been appointed Professor of Christian Ministries and Director of Pastoral Ministries here at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.