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Jan
29
2021
Truett Seminary Announces Associate Dean Transition
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced the forthcoming appointment of Angela H. Reed, Ph.D., as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs following the transition of W. Dennis Tucker, Jr., Ph.D. from the role on August 1, 2021.
Jan
27
2021
Q&A with Denisha Akpan, Coordinator of Recruitment
Denisha Akpan joined the Truett Seminary staff on January 4 as Coordinator of Recruitment. She is a 2019 graduate of Truett and worked with the Seminary’s Student Recruitment Team. In this brief Q&A, Denisha shares a little about herself and what she is looking forward to about working at Truett.
Jan
25
2021
Truett Seminary Give Light Campaign Update
In this letter to Friends of Truett, Dean Todd D. Still offers an update on the Seminary's Give Light campaign progress and invites supporters to consider how they might come alongside Truett in reaching the fundraising goal.
Jan
22
2021
Rev. Dr. Ralph West and Rev. Dr. Charlie Dates Announced as Affiliate Faculty
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary is delighted to announce the appointments of Rev. Dr. Ralph Douglas West, Sr., and Rev. Dr. Charlie E. Dates as Affiliate Faculty Members of the Seminary.
Jan
19
2021
Spring 2021 Convocation Address: “With Radiant Hope”
Dean Todd D. Still offered the Spring 2021 Convocation Address for George W. Truett Theological Seminary on January 19, 2021.
Dec
15
2020
Q&A with Dr. Dustin Benac, Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Dustin Benac, ThD, joined the Truett Seminary faculty in Fall 2020 as a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. Dr. Benac, his wife Casey, and their two children moved to Waco from Durham, North Carolina. In this Q&A, Dr. Benac shares more about his background and what he is looking forward to in his new role.
Oct
8
2020
Q&A with Dr. Angela Gorrell on The Gravity of Joy
Rev. Angela Gorrell, PhD, assistant professor of practical theology at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, recently completed her newest book, The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found. In this Q&A, Dr. Gorrell offers a glimpse into the research and stories behind the book and gives readers a hint of what they might expect from this publication.
Sep
23
2020
An [Online] Network for Alumni and Friends
The Truett Church Network is finding new and innovative ways to connect and support Truett alumni and friends in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep
2
2020
Fall 2020 Convocation Address: Grafted and Growing
Dean Todd D. Still offered the Fall 2020 Convocation Address for George W. Truett Theological Seminary on August 25, 2020.
Sep
2
2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 2, 2020) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced the selection of adjunct professor Jennifer Howell, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice Program, a grant-funded initiative by World Hunger Relief Inc. (WHRI) and the Baugh Family Foundation.
Aug
5
2020
Truett Seminary Certificate Program Announces New Partnership with BGAV
George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) have entered into a collaborative agreement between Truett Seminary’s Online Certificate Program and the BGAV Ministry Equipping Network in order to create several new opportunities for ministers and lay-people to earn an Advanced Certificate of Ministry.
Jul
28
2020
Since COVID-19 began to impact our community this past spring, Baylor’s Truett Seminary has worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff as well as to continue to pursue our mission, even as the landscape of education shifts in light of the pandemic.
Jun
24
2020
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2020) — Following extended conversations with and consultation of seminary faculty, alumni and friends, Dean Todd D. Still, Ph.D., announced today, with strong support from university administration, the formation of a Wesley House of Studies at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary. In conjunction, he announced that Dr. William J. Abraham, a theologian, philosopher, author and minister, will serve as the founding director of this strategic initiative.
Jun
7
2020
Paul Putz talks with his research and the “Last Dance” documentary series with historian John Fea on The Way Of Improvement Leads Home podcast
Did you watch “The Last Dance,” the ESPN documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls? In this episode of the podcast, Baylor University sports historian Paul Putz helps us make sense of it. Join us for a conversation about Jordan’s place in NBA history, the role of the black athlete in American culture, and some thoughts on how the stories of athletes like Jordan provide a window into our own identities as human beings. (NOTE: This episode was recorded BEFORE the anti-racism protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death).
Apr
28
2020
Truett Seminary Worship Coordinator MacKenzie Rock offers a weekly devotional and song of praise when the Truett Family is unable to gather for weekly Chapel services.
Apr
23
2020
Dr. Chris Johnson is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of San Antonio where he leads a pastoral staff of ten ministers along with 31 support staff. Prior to serving in this position, he was Pastor of Chalk Bluff Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Baylor University (2004) then went on to complete a Master of Divinity (2009) and a Doctor of Ministry (2016) from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Apr
21
2020
Truett Seminary Worship Coordinator MacKenzie Rock offers a weekly devotional and song of praise when the Truett Family is unable to gather for weekly Chapel services.
Apr
14
2020
Truett Seminary Worship Coordinator MacKenzie Rock offers a weekly devotional and song of praise when the Truett Family is unable to gather for weekly Chapel services.
Apr
10
2020
How does the Church celebrate Easter amidst a worldwide pandemic? In this Good Friday edition of Baylor Connections, Dean Todd Still examines what it means to be the Church when we’re physically separated, recounts how the Church has grown during past times of plague and crisis and shares how the current moment compels us to find hope more deeply in Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection.
Apr
7
2020
Truett Seminary Worship Coordinator MacKenzie Rock offers a weekly devotional and song of praise when the Truett Family is unable to gather for weekly Chapel services.
Mar
31
2020
Truett Seminary Worship Coordinator MacKenzie Rock offers a weekly devotional and song of praise when the Truett Family is unable to gather for weekly Chapel services.
Mar
25
2020
RNS: How the coronavirus could change America’s religion of sports
For many Americans, sports is a religion. Will the coronavirus change that?
Mar
13
2020
Emmanuel Roldan is the pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista de Waco. He earned his Master of Divinity from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in 2016 and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry at Truett.
Mar
11
2020
The Reverend Doctor Emily H. McGowin enrolled at Truett in 2003 and earned her Master of Divinity degree in 2007. During that time of study, God equipped her further to be a teacher, scholar, and theologian. At Truett, McGowin learned not only how to be a minister of the gospel and care for others but also to value her own soul care and nurture her relationship with God.
Mar
11
2020
A message from Dean Todd Still to the Truett community following the Baylor University-wide decision to enact changes to the University's spring schedule in light of and in response to COVID-19.
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