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Aug
30
2017
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.
Aug
23
2017
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.
Jul
27
2017
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.
Jul
15
2017
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.
Jul
6
2017
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.
May
1
2017
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?"
Oct
27
2016
Join us as we draw our 25th anniversary to a close by reflecting on our fruitful past, faithful present, and promising future.
Feb
25
2015
Following a six-month search that drew interest throughout the country from nationally known biblical scholars, seasoned administrators and prominent Texas Baptists, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of New Testament scholar Todd D. Still, Ph.D., as the fifth dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Oct
27
2014
Tickets for the 2014 Friends of Truett Dinner at McLane Stadium are available for purchase.
Aug
1
2014
Join Dr. Greg Garrett for the W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture on Tuesday, September 30th. His lecture is titled "From Homer to The Hunger Games: Imaginative Reading for Preaching, Teaching, and Formation."
Jul
29
2014
You are invited to an open house for students, alumni, and friends of Truett Seminary. Join us on August 5th for a time of connecting and reconnecting in Austin.
Sep
16
2013
The Truett Seminary Austin Extension Campus will open in January 2014. To learn more information about how you can take classes at the Extension Campus, contact Truett's Student Services Office.
Mar
4
2012

BenWittheringtonIII (small)Truett Seminary and the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching will welcome Dr. Ben Witherington III, the Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament at Asbury Seminary, for the 2013 Winter Pastors' School. The dates have been changed to March 4th-6th. Registration begins January 7th.

Oct
14
2011
Dr. Terrance FretheimDr. Terence Fretheim, the Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN, will be our featured presenter at the 2012 Winter Pastors' School.
Oct
7
2011
Dr. Terrance FretheimScot McKnight, Ph.D., the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University in Chicago, will be the featured speaker at George W. Truett Theological Seminary's Parchman Endowed Lecture Series from Oct. 11-13.
Aug
26
2011
Dr. Joel GregoryDr. Joel C. Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Truett Seminary will present our Fall Preaching Convocation & Workshop, September 26-27, 2011. More information and an online registration form can be found on the Fall Preaching Convocation and Workshop webpage.
Jul
11
2011
Dr. Joel C. Gregory, presented a special report on "Global Baptist Preaching" to the Baptist World Alliance meeting July 4-9 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jun
1
2011
Baylor PillarsRecordings from the five main sessions of the second annual "Pillars Conference: A Celebration of Senior Adults" are now available online. These recordings can be found on the Pillars Conference page.
May
20
2011
Pillars: A Celebration of Senior Adults, hosted by George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will be held Tuesday, May 24, through Thursday, May 26, as a time to reflect on the importance of senior citizens in the community.
Apr
1
2011
Clint Dobson, pastor of NorthPointe Church and George W. Truett Theological Seminary graduate, was murdered on March 3 in his church office. Rather than let tragedy have the final say, Dobson's family has partnered with his friends at George W. Truett Theological Seminary to create the Clint Dobson Memorial Fund, a scholarship that will serve future seminary students and celebrate Dobson's life.

Dobson's brother and sister, Chris Kirchmer and Sarah Dobson Mitchell, developed the idea to start a memorial fund and quickly approached the seminary with the idea.

"This was something, because of his [Dobson's] love for Truett and Baylor, the family wanted to do," said David Hardage, director of development at Truett. "They wanted to continue his ministry and establish a legacy of his life that would be difference making for years and decades to come."

Dobson's siblings said they strongly feel they are not just doing this to remember him, but also to continue the ministry he started.
"It's more personal than just being in his memory," Kirchmer said. "For us, we see this as our final gift for Clint but beyond that, it's important because we believe in what he was doing. There is going to be an opportunity for someone, even if it's not Clint, to continue with that ministry."
Mar
28
2011
It is fair to say that most youth ministers desire to not only personally live a Christian life, but lead others to do so, as well. They want to honor God, share Christ and minister to adolescents and their families.
In pursuit of that goal, youth ministers seem to have a mystical ability to transcend controversial divisions, denominational litmus tests and personal preference in the name of collaborating with others who love God and teenagers as much as they do. This is evidenced by the many conferences and events held each year in the United States and around the world, where thousands upon thousands of youth and adult youth leaders come together to praise God and learn more about serving Jesus with and among teenagers.
However, there can be a potentially negative side of youth workers bypassing differences. This can happen when theological convictions take a back seat to cooperation, leaving theological convictions necessarily shallow.
Mar
18
2011
Dr. Henry H. Mitchell, retired Visiting Professor of Homiletics at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, will present this year's W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture in Applied Christianity on "Holy Spirit, Human Emotion and Black Preaching" at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor campus.
Mar
4
2011
Clint DobsonThe "Clint Dobson Memorial Fund" has now been established here at Truett Seminary. A gift to this fund benefits both current and future seminary students here at Truett.
Mar
4
2011
In his parable about the "Good Samaritan," Jesus gives the perfect example of what it means to love outcasts. In the first of his two Willson Lectures at Wayland Baptist University, New Testament scholar Dr. David Garland dug down deeper into the parable to explain what that means.

Garland, who is dean of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco and Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures, shared his insights on the parable from Luke's gospel during a Tuesday night banquet to open the annual lecture series.
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