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Dec
1
2017
Dean Todd D. Still answers questions about the integration of academic dedication and spiritual devotion at Truett Seminary, as well as the Seminary's partnership with Baylor University.
Nov
14
2017
Truett student Julianna Marraccino shared these words at the annual Friends of Truett Dinner on November 12, 2017.
Nov
14
2017
Kenneth McNeil, Pastor of Willow Grove Baptist Church and Truett student, shared these words at the annual Friends of Truett Dinner on November 12, 2017.
Nov
14
2017
Current Truett student Scotty Swingler shared these words at the annual Friends of Truett Dinner on November 12, 2017.
Oct
25
2017
Brian Brewer has published Martin Luther and the Seven Sacraments: A Contemporary Protestant Reappraisal, an introduction to Martin Luther's sacramental theology.
Oct
23
2017
Robert Creech and co-author Joe Trull have published Ethics for Christian Ministry, which addresses both current and perennial ethical issues and offers guidance for developing a personal code of ethics.
Oct
16
2017
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.
Sep
27
2017
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.”
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.
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