New Sculpture Accents Truett Prayer Garden
Faculty, Staff, students, supporters and friends of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary gathered Feb. 22 to dedicate the seminary’s new prayer garden. The event was part of the Baugh-Reynolds Campus 20th anniversary celebration.
The prayer garden’s centerpiece is The Empty Cross, a 7-foot, 7-inch statue by renowned Christian sculptor Max Greiner Jr. The sculpture is located on the seminary building’s south corner, facing the greater Baylor campus.
Truett Seminary Dean Todd D. Still, B.A. ’88, Ph.D., said the sculpture’s stark, sheer and simplistic beauty asks viewers to consider the “glorious agony and ironic victory” of Calvary.
“This impressive Cor-teen steel structure is a salutary, visual reminder of the centrality of the cross to the Christian message and for the Christian minister,” Still said. “Truett Seminary is committed to proclaiming the crucified Christ and to embracing the ‘cruciformed’ life. Baylor and its seminary do well to cherish the ‘old, rugged cross’ and to live in its life-giving shadow.”
The prayer garden and The Empty Cross are part of a larger effort to renew and refurbish the Baugh-Reynolds Campus, which was constructed two decades ago through the generosity of many.
Additional help is needed to sustain Truett Seminary’s facilities for the next two decades of equipping men and women for gospel ministry. To learn how you can help, contact Director of Development Jon Sisk, B.B.A. ’05, at Jon_Sisk@baylor.edu.