A Letter from Dean Todd D. Still

Dear Friends,

In Psalm 116:12, the psalmist acknowledges the LORD’s goodness and wonders how God might be repaid. From cover to cover, this edition of The Cord bears witness regarding the LORD’s goodness to Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and how our school is seeking to let its light shine so that God might be magnified and others might be edified.   

Herein, you will read about the ongoing work of two current Truett students—Matthew Davis and Lauren McCoy. You will also enjoy feature articles on three of our roughly 1,500 alumni who are serving faithfully and fruitfully the world over, namely, John Calaway, Sagar Bhukya, and Lillian Hinds. 

This publication of The Cord also highlights our soon-to-launch Houston extension as well as the retirement of Dr. W. Hulitt Gloer, the establishment of Truett’s first PhD, a doctoral degree in Preaching, and the installment of Drs. Jared E. Alcántara, Scott W. Gibson, and Joel C. Gregory into the Paul W. Powell Chair in Preaching, the David E. Garland Chair in Preaching, and the Director of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching, respectively.        

Last, but certainly not least, this copy of The Cord showcases the generosity of Dr. Bill and Veta Sherman as well as their family and friends toward Truett Seminary. Relatedly, it introduces both the purpose of and the people who comprise our newly established Board of Advocates. 

I hope that you will read our news magazine from cover to cover. Moreover, I trust that you will continue to pray for and support us as we seek in ways large and small,  isible and invisible, to shine and shed light on the One who is “the Light of the World” while it is still Day.             


Warmly and truly yours in Christ,


Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran DeLancey Dean

William M. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures