The words from God to His prophet Isaiah have often been preached and taught but not always fully experienced or understood. For FCA Ghana Director Vincent Asamoah, it's a scripture that has greater relevance every day.
As Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative makes encouraging headway towards the mission of eliminating hunger in Texas, the project's director (Jeremy Everett, MDiv ’01) will now also help shape the fight nationwide.
Austin Fischer (Truett alumnus and Teaching Pastor at the Vista Community Church in Temple, TX) has recently released his new book, Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed: Black Holes, Love, and a Journey In and Out of Calvinism.
The Parchman Endowed Lectures welcomes Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright, the Robert Earl Cushman Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School on October 9th and 10th. The title of his lecture series is: "Faith, Hope and Love: The Ecumenical Trio of Virtues."
Dr. Craig Barnes, the Robert Meneilly Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will be our featured presenter at the Fall Preaching Convocation & Workshop, September 24-25, 2012.
After a nearly two-and-a-half-year search, First Baptist Church-Shreveport will welcome a new senior pastor to its pulpit.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Raines, formerly associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Amarillo, will be installed as the 21st pastor of the historic Shreveport church on Sunday, March 4, during the 10:30 a.m. service.
Raines was overwhelming accepted in a called church conference Jan. 8 following morning worship during which he preached before the congregation for the first time.
In presenting the Senior Pastor Search Committee's formal recommendation to the church, chairman John Odom Jr., said, "We are unanimous in our conviction that God has led us to this man and that he has placed it on this man's heart to come and lead our congregation. We believe strongly that your patience and faithfulness is about to be rewarded."
Raines and wife Darcie are both graduates of Baylor University. Raines also has a Master's of Divinity degree from Truett Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. The Raines are parents to sons Mark, 9, and Bereket, 3.
"We are excited about the future of First Baptist-Shreveport and are honored to be part of such a great congregation," Raines said. He said his "calling and passion is to pursue God's mission by engaging and equipping the church to proclaim Christ in word and deed. We look forward to God's work in this church in the days to come."
East Texas Baptist University President Dr. Dub Oliver announced today that Dr. Scott E. Bryant of Waco has been named the new University Chaplain and Vice President for Spiritual Development. Dr. Bryant comes to ETBU from Baylor University where he has been a faculty member in the Religion Department and Honors College, as well as an adjunct professor at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Clint Dobson, pastor of NorthPointe Church and George W. Truett Theological Seminary graduate, was murdered on March 3 in his church office. Rather than let tragedy have the final say, Dobson's family has partnered with his friends at George W. Truett Theological Seminary to create the Clint Dobson Memorial Fund, a scholarship that will serve future seminary students and celebrate Dobson's life.
Dobson's brother and sister, Chris Kirchmer and Sarah Dobson Mitchell, developed the idea to start a memorial fund and quickly approached the seminary with the idea.
"This was something, because of his [Dobson's] love for Truett and Baylor, the family wanted to do," said David Hardage, director of development at Truett. "They wanted to continue his ministry and establish a legacy of his life that would be difference making for years and decades to come."
Dobson's siblings said they strongly feel they are not just doing this to remember him, but also to continue the ministry he started. "It's more personal than just being in his memory," Kirchmer said. "For us, we see this as our final gift for Clint but beyond that, it's important because we believe in what he was doing. There is going to be an opportunity for someone, even if it's not Clint, to continue with that ministry."
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. David Garland, dean of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and noted New Testament scholar, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Willson Lectures Series at Wayland Baptist University. The Willson Lectures are set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2. Garland will present a lecture titled "Jesus and the Outcasts" during an evening banquet at 6:30 p.m. March 1 in McClung Center, Room 211. Garland then will speak at the university's Wednesday chapel service at 11 a.m. March 2 on the topic "Jesus and Forgiveness," followed by a time with the school's ministerial student group discussing "Jesus and Money."
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.
Truett Seminary alumnus, Dr. John Wiles, will be serving as Assistant Professor of Choral Music at the University of Northern Iowa. His duties will include teaching two mixed choirs, the Glee Club, advanced undergraduate conducting, and supervising graduate students in choral conducting.
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.