Dr. Robert A. Kolb, Professor Emeritus at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, will deliver a 3-part lecture series entitled, "What Did Martin Luther Change, and Why?" for the 2017 Parchman Endowed Lecture Series on Oct. 24-25. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Richard Baggett and his wife, Miwes, began serving as a bivocational chaplain at Gateway RV Park in the Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2016. The year before, at age 70, Baggett had completed a two-year ministry certificate program at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. And with the couple’s 40-plus years of spare-time RV-ing — plus a pleasant year of living in the Valley more than 40 years ago — the opportunity seemed a perfect fit. For Baggett, “the certification worked out marvelously,” he said. “It gave me the credentials I needed. I didn’t have to go in debt to do it. And I didn’t have to mess with Greek and Hebrew.” “Being a chaplain is called ‘a ministry of presence,’” he said. “You’re there as much as you can – potluck, bingo, sitting and talking and mingling so they get to know you as a person, an RV-er instead of just as a chaplain.”
Come and explore the possibility of walking as a pilgrim and witness along an ancient pilgrim trail in May-June 2018. Dr. Stroope and a group of Truett students will join pilgrims from all over Europe, and those who have walked the Via Francigena since the 10th century, on a journey from Canterbury, England, through France, Switzerland, and Italy, to Rome. This three-hour credit class (Summer 1) will afford the opportunity to explore the ancient and modern traditions of pilgrimage, to visit primary sites of the medieval church, to give and receive witness to/from fellow pilgrims, and to seek God through prayer, walking, reflection, and conversation. Two information meetings will be held on Aug 30th and Sept 1st, both at 11:00am in room 236. Space is limited and selection is by application only.
Dr. Terry York, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for Truett Theological Seminary, is the author of a number of hymns. His new hymn, "Peace of Our Praying” is a collection of individual phrases—snapshots—that together create a collage that can then be viewed as a whole. Dr. York works in conjunction with Dr. David Bolin who composes the musical tune to the lyrics Dr. York writes.
The venue for Dr. Russell Moore's September 5 lecture “Is There a Future for Evangelical Cultural Engagement?” has changed. It will now be held in Waco Hall on the Baylor University campus. The lecture will begin at 3:30 PM.
Dean Still has edited and released God and Israel: Providence and Purpose in Romans 9–11. This new book traces the ways in which providence and purpose are realized as God’s Word to and about Israel in Romans 9–11. Written by gifted and tested Pauline interpreters, the volume offers a fresh reading of this vexed and vexing part of Paul in the context of Romans and the Pauline witness.
Dr. David Wilhite has released Ancient African Christianity: An Introduction to a Unique Context and Tradition. Christianity spread across North Africa early, and it remained there as a powerful force much longer than anticipated. While this African form of Christianity largely shared the Latin language and Roman culture of the wider empire, it also represented a unique tradition that was shaped by its context. Ancient African Christianity attempts to tell the story of Christianity in Africa from its inception to its eventual disappearance. Well-known writers such as Tertullian, Cyprian, and Augustine are studied in light of their African identity, and this tradition is explored in all its various expressions.
Join us on Thursday, June 29 from 5-7pm for our annual Friends of Truett Dinner at the CBF General Assembly. We will meet in the Hanover Room of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Special dietary meals are available upon request.
Dr. Michael W. Stroope has released Transcending Mission: The Eclipse of a Modern Tradition, which discusses the language of mission; where did it come from, when did we start using this language, and what the implications are for using the term "missions?"
Dr. John B. White, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Director of the Sports Chaplaincy/Ministry Program at Truett, will deliver the endowed Greenhoe Lectures at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary on March 26-28, 2017.
As we follow along on the journey with Jesus to the cross, the season of Lent engages our hearts and minds so that we are truly ready to celebrate once we arrive at Resurrection Sunday. Students of Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary have written the Lenten devotionals from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday. Each of the Sunday devotionals are written by a Truett faculty member, ending with Easter Sunday, written by Truett's Dean Todd Still.
Join us on October 25 & 26 for the Parchman Endowed Lectures, featuring Dr. Margaret M. Mitchell. She is the Shailer Mathews Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, University of Chicago. Her topic is "Preaching Problem Texts in the Early Church: John 'the Golden Mouth" and his Beloved Apostle Paul."
Join us on Tuesday, September 20th for the return of the Fall Preaching Convocation & Workshop, featuring Dr. Eugene Lowry. Register now! The Fall Preaching Convocation & Workshop is presented by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching and is dedicated to expanding the preaching skills of pastors by featuring some of the leading voices in homiletical theory and practice.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2016) – Sam Davidson and Daniel Headrick, students at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, were among 12 seminary and divinity school students selected from more than 700 applicants by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week European program this summer that uses the conduct of clergy in Nazi Germany as a launching point for course study on ethical issues facing religious leaders today.
The Parchman Endowed Lecture Series will be held on November 17th & 18th and will feature Dr. Alister McGrath. Dr. McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion and the Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford.