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Aug
8
2022
Baylor’s Truett Seminary Announces George Gaston as Acting Director of Truett in Houston
Dean Todd D. Still of Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced the appointment of George Gaston, PhD, as Acting Director of Truett in Houston. Gaston will begin to serve immediately in this strategic role. As the leader of Truett’s additional instructional site in Houston, Gaston is charged with the oversight of the campus, which includes recruiting, supporting, and resourcing students, networking and building relationships with local ministers and other community leaders, and serving as a bridge between Houston and the Seminary’s flagship Waco campus.
Jul
15
2022
Q&A with Dustin Benac on Adaptive Church
In his forthcoming book, Adaptive Church: Collaboration and Community in a Changing World, Dr. Dustin Benac, Director of the Program for the Future Church and Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, explores what it takes for communities of faith to respond to uncertainty and shifting organizational environments. As the book’s release date (August 16) approaches, Dr. Benac answers a few questions about his latest project.
Jul
1
2022
Truett Seminary Celebrates Record Fundraising Year
After becoming the first academic unit at Baylor University to reach and exceed its Give Light campaign goal, Truett Seminary is now celebrating a record fundraising year with gifts totaling $20.4 million in 2021-2022.
Jun
21
2022
Meet Truett Student and Student Regent JD McDonald
Meet JD McDonald from East Tennessee. JD is a current Truett Seminary student pursuing a Master of Divinity degree, Resident Chaplain for the North Village Residential Community, and a first-year Baylor University Student Regent.
Apr
14
2022
Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Appoints Dr. Jamal-Dominique Hopkins as Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still has announced the appointment of Jamal-Dominique Hopkins, PhD, as Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures. In addition to Scriptures classes, Dr. Hopkins will teach courses within Truett’s Black Church Studies Program. He will join the Seminary faculty on August 1, 2022.
Apr
1
2022
Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Appoints Dr. Matthew D. Kim as Professor of Practical Theology and Raborn Chair of Pastoral Leadership
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still, PhD, has announced the appointment of Matthew D. Kim, PhD, as Professor of Practical Theology and the Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Chair of Pastoral Leadership. He will join the Truett Seminary faculty on August 1, 2022, following the retirement of Dr. R. Robert Creech, effective May 31, 2022.
Mar
16
2022
On March 16th , 2022, Baylor in Washington was pleased to host a panel discussion about the theological and scientific motivations for environmental stewardship.
Mar
11
2022
Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Appoints Dr. Daniel Lee Hill as Assistant Professor of Christian Theology
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still has announced the appointment of Daniel Lee Hill, PhD, as Assistant Professor of Christian Theology. He will join the Truett Seminary faculty on August 1, 2022, following the retirement of Dr. Roger Olson, effective December 31, 2021.
Mar
7
2022
A $455k grant from an anonymous donor will allow the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP) to partner with and provide support for George W. Truett Theological Seminary’s Master of Arts degree in Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice (TEFJ).
Feb
16
2022
Truett Faculty Share Influential Professors, Preachers, Authors for Black History Month
For Black History Month, we asked our Truett Seminary faculty to share about the Black professors, preachers, authors, etc. who have made an impact in their work as teachers, researchers, and ministers.
Feb
10
2022
Baylor University to Host Three-Part Sequence of Programs on Confronting Racism in the White Church
February 17-19, 2022, Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will host “Do We Want to Be Healed?” Racism in the White Church, the first in a three-year sequence of programs addressing racism in the white church and seeking God’s justice. This initial event will offer resources and inspiration for those interested in or in the beginning stages of redressing racism in the white church, with a particular focus on racism against the Black community.
Feb
2
2022
Truett Seminary Faculty Member Receives Grant to Complete Biography on 20th Century African American Preacher
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary is pleased to share that Dr. Jared E. Alcántara, Associate Professor of Preaching and Holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching, has received a $40,000 grant through the Louisville Institute's Sabbatical Grant for Researchers (SGR) program.
Jan
19
2022
Spring 2022 Convocation Address:
Dean Todd D. Still offered the Spring 2022 Convocation Address for Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary on January 18, 2022.
Jan
5
2022
Baptist News Global interviews Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice Program Director Jenny Howell, PhD, on the launch of the new program at Baylor University's Truett Seminary.
Dec
22
2021
Truett Seminary: 2021 Year in Review
Even amid an ongoing pandemic, 2021 proved to be a year full of noteworthy and impactful developments for Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Dec
15
2021
Baylor University has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment to help George W. Truett Theological Seminary launch multifaceted project designed to research and respond to the expressed needs and challenges of the church.
Dec
9
2021
FSI Assistant Director Paul Putz co-authored this reflection on the life and legacy of Baylor All-American Bill Glass, who pioneered new forms of sports ministry.
Nov
18
2021
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2021) – Baylor University today announced the first chair established through the Baylor Illuminate Chair Matching Program, which supports the Give Light Campaign’s goals to increase endowed faculty positions. An anonymous gift of $1.5 million established the first chair through the program, The William J. Abraham Endowed Chair, to support George W. Truett Theological Seminary’s Wesley House of Studies. An additional gift of $1 million to establish a scholarship was made by Jeff (BBA ’86) and Debbie (BS ’87) Wooley of Woodway to support the program’s students.
Nov
17
2021
This article for The Cord magazine looks at a few of the ways athletes, coaches, ministers, and scholars have engaged with the Faith & Sports Institute and found a unique hub of resources and opportunities at the intersection of faith and sports.
Nov
12
2021
Truett Celebrates Board Approval of New Degree Programs
On November 5, 2021, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced the approval of three new degree programs at George W. Truett Theological Seminary: the Master of Arts in Theology and Sports Studies, the Master of Arts in Contextual Witness and Innovation, and the Master of Arts in Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice.
Nov
5
2021
Baylor Board of Regents Approves Significantly Reduced Tuition Rate for Seminary Students
On Friday, November 5, 2022, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved and announced a significant decrease in tuition for master's-level degree programs at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and extended this reduced rate to all seminary doctoral programs. Thus, the "sticker price" of a Truett education for the 2022-2023 academic year has decreased from a projected $1,071 per credit hour to $690 per credit hour.
Oct
19
2021
Baylor University Mourns Passing of Inaugural Wesley House of Studies Director Billy Abraham
Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary are mourning the death of Rev. William “Billy” J. Abraham, D.Phil., inaugural Director of Truett’s Wesley House of Studies, who passed away Thursday, October 7. As one of the most highly regarded Wesleyan scholars of our time, Dr. Abraham was skillfully leading Truett Seminary’s recently launched program to prepare Wesleyan students, especially Methodists, for ministry within their given denominational contexts.
Oct
15
2021
Memorial Service Information for Dr. Billy Abraham
The memorial service for Dr. Billy Abraham, Inaugural Director of Truett's Wesley House of Studies, will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 30th at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.
Sep
17
2021
Commitment to Scripture and to Home Guides Truett Student's Journey
While her desire to become better equipped for her calling led Solange Balikunde from Rwanda to Texas to attend Truett Seminary, her commitment to her country and to her ministry work there has never wavered. Now, when Rwandan pastors are facing the devastating affects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Solange has been inspired to take action to support and sustain them.
Sep
15
2021
In the second afternoon session of the Forum on Global Hunger, experts in the fields of migration, agriculture, and food insecurity discuss policy implications regarding hunger and poverty.
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