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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.
Feb
25
2011
Dr. Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, will give a three-part lecture entitled "The Gospels as Histories: What Sort of History are They?" on Tuesday, March 1, to Thursday, March 3, in Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor University campus.
Feb
18
2011
Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean, professor of youth, church and culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, will speak on "Almost Christian: What the Faith of our Teenagers is Telling the American Church" at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor University campus.
Feb
17
2011
Reading Scripture well is like listening to a chorus, the dean of Duke Divinity School explained during the 2011 Winter Pastors' School at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary.

Hearers appreciate music best when they listen for and distinguish between the parts as well as take in the whole, said Richard Hays, the George Washington Ivey professor of New Testament at Duke. Nearly 200 people attended the event, presented by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Truett. Hays' theme was "Reading Scripture Alongside the Gospel Writers."
Feb
14
2011
Dr. GarlandDr. David Garland, dean of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and noted New Testament scholar, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Willson Lectures Series at Wayland Baptist University.
The Willson Lectures are set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2. Garland will present a lecture titled "Jesus and the Outcasts" during an evening banquet at 6:30 p.m. March 1 in McClung Center, Room 211. Garland then will speak at the university's Wednesday chapel service at 11 a.m. March 2 on the topic "Jesus and Forgiveness," followed by a time with the school's ministerial student group discussing "Jesus and Money."
Feb
14
2011
Dr. Richard BauckhamDr. Richard Bauckham, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Studies at The University of St. Andrews, Scotland, will be delivering the Parchman Lectures, March 1-3. The title of the series is: "The Gospels as Histories: What Sort of History are They?"
Feb
7
2011
Dr. Louis Newman, a leading scholar of Jewish ethics, will lecture on his new book at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Room 232 of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor campus.
Feb
7
2011
Dr. Richard B. HaysThe titles for the plenary sessions with Dr. Hays are: "Can the Gospels Teach Us How to Read the Old Testament", "Torah Reconfigured: Reading Scripture with Matthew", "Turning the World Upside Down: Reading Scripture with Luke", "The Temple of His Body: Reading Scripture with John", and "Opening Our Minds to Understand the Scriptures".
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