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Aug
15
2019
Fundraising Success Leads to Foy Valentine Chair in Christian Ethics
Recently, through the generosity of several individual donors and foundations, the Foy Valentine Endowed Professorship in Christian Ethics, was moved from a professorship to a Chair. The professorship was established in 2012 to honor the ministry and memory of pioneer Baptist ethicist Dr. Foy Valentine and has been held by Dr. Roger E. Olson since its inception.
Jul
11
2019
The ABCs of Truett Seminary
Inspired by "The ABCs Every Baylor Bear Should Know," we’ve developed our own list for "The ABCs of Truett Seminary!"
Jul
11
2019
The Faith & Sport Institute is a seven-day retreat in June on Baylor’s campus designed to test the mind, body and spirit. High school student athletes from the Greater Waco area engage in academic sessions and athletic competition focused on five theological pairings: worship and faith, identity and love, training and discipline, suffering and hope, and vocation and courage.
Jun
19
2019
Q&A with Alumna Erin Albin, MDiv/MSW '19
In this Q&A, recent graduate Erin Albin discusses her experience in the Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work joint degree program.
Jun
12
2019
African American Music Appreciation Month
For African American Music Appreciation Month, we asked Master of Divinity student and Truett Chapel Coordinator Matthew Davis to provide a recommendation list of worship songs written and/or recorded by African American artists.
Apr
26
2019
Congratulations to Master of Divinity student Scotty Swingler, who has been named the Spring 2019 Outstanding Student Preacher at Baylor’s Truett Seminary.
Apr
17
2019
Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Master Teacher and director of the Center for Church and Community Impact at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and The Lake Family Endowed Chair in Congregational and Community Health at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, was honored April 12 during the annual Academic Honors Convocation as the 2019 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.
Apr
16
2019
New Preaching Fellowship Awarded to Graduating Truett Student
Jordan Davis, who will graduate with his master of divinity degree from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in May 2019, has been awarded the Seminary’s inaugural Parish Pulpit Fellowship.
Apr
8
2019
What does it mean to be Baylor’s Truett Seminary?
Established in 1991 with classes starting in 1994, George W. Truett Theological Seminary is one of the 12 schools and colleges of Baylor University. As an orthodox, evangelical seminary within the historic Baptist tradition, Truett equips God-called women and men for gospel ministry in concert with the Church through both rigorous academic instruction and intentional spiritual formation. But what does it mean for Truett to be a seminary embedded into a larger university, and not just any university, but Baylor University?
Feb
25
2019
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Texas Baptists have entered into a new agreement between Truett’s Online Certificate Program and the Texas Baptists Office of Chaplaincy Relations. Through this partnership, students will have the opportunity to earn a Certificate of Chaplaincy Ministry.
Feb
19
2019
Baylor’s Truett Seminary Appoints Dr. Angela Gorrell as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still has announced the appointment of Dr. Angela Gorrell as Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. She will join the Truett Seminary faculty on August 1, 2019 following the retirement of Dr. Ron Cook effective May 31, 2019.
Feb
18
2019
Baylor’s Truett Seminary Appoints Dr. Rebecca Poe Hays as Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still has announced the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Poe Hays as Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures (Old Testament/Hebrew Bible). She will join the Truett Seminary faculty on August 1, 2019 following the retirement of Dr. Lai Ling Ngan effective May 31, 2019.
Feb
11
2019
Truett MDiv Student Elizabeth Perkins Nominated to Preach at Broadway Baptist Church
Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Master of Divinity student Elizabeth Perkins has been nominated by the Truett faculty to preach at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas on February 27 at 6:00pm for Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching.
Jan
17
2019
Spring 2019 Convocation Address: Via, Veritas, Vita
Dean Todd D. Still gave the Spring 2019 Convocation Address for George W. Truett Theological Seminary on January 15, 2019.
Jan
17
2019
Student Q&A: Anna Beth Mann
Meet Anna Beth Mann, a second-semester Master of Divinity student from Birmingham, Alabama, who studied non-profit marketing at Baylor University with a minor in religion focused on practical ministry.
Jan
16
2019
Students, faculty, and staff were kept busy during the Fall 2018 semester at Truett Seminary. Read about lectures and events, faculty searches, and the graduation of 29 students in December.
Dec
31
2018
This spring, Truett Seminary DeLancey Dean and Hinson Professor Todd D. Still will be based in Glasgow, Scotland for eight weeks so that he might serve as the William Barclay Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Trinity College of the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Dec
27
2018
Filling Pulpits: Supply Preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary
Supply preaching is just one of the many services offered by the Office of Ministry Connections, but it is one that has recently seen an exciting increase in momentum, both in student interest and for local churches. In 2018, about two students each week filled the pulpits of local churches, totaling over 130 pulpits filled by Truett students during the year.
Nov
7
2018
Q&A with Jack Bodenhamer, Assistant Director of Ministry Connections
Jack Bodenhamer was recently appointed to the role of Assistant Director of Ministry Connections at Baylor’s Truett Seminary. Jack previously served as a Career Advisor at Truett and in Baylor’s Office of Career and Professional Development and as the Pastor of First Baptist Church Elm Mott.
Nov
6
2018
What if you wanted to plant and/or manage a church? Or what if you were called to be out in the non-profit or for-profit world and be a minister? Many are called to work out in the field as well as pastor a church. Good examples are Paul and Lydia using their businesses to fund their ministry.
Nov
6
2018
Your credit score affects many of your monthly bills as well as deposits for new utility services. The cost of your mortgage, auto loans, student loans, insurance, rent, and credit cards are adjusted based on your credit score. If your credit score is too low, you may not be able to get credit. Credit scores typically range from 300 to 850. Scores above 700 are considered good with the 800s considered excellent.
Nov
6
2018
Being a successful entrepreneur is a matter of marrying your skillset with a need(s) in the market. What needs have you seen in your community? Once you have a number of ideas for businesses, you will need to decide how much time you are willing to devote to this new business and how much money you want to make. This will eliminate some of the ideas on the list.
Nov
6
2018
So, what is a “side hustle”? It is defined as a money-making project you start on the side usually while keeping your day job. So, what does a side hustle look like? It could be as simple as starting a dog walking business, a lawn mowing business in the summer, or baby-sitting. It could be as complicated as mobile car wash, software development, online tutoring, or selling your arts and crafts.
Nov
6
2018
George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Texas Baptists have entered into a collaborative agreement between Truett Seminary’s Online Certificate Program and the Texas Baptists Preschool & Children’s Certification Program in order to create a Joint Certificate Program that will provide students with the opportunity to earn an Advanced Certificate of Ministry.
Oct
2
2018
Youth Ministry Initiative Updates
Truett Seminary is currently exploring opportunities to expand youth ministry offerings at the Seminary. New course offerings in 2019 will continue to support this initiative.
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