Truett Seminary alumnus Dr. Dan Bellamy (MDiv ’06, DMin ‘15) is fulfilling his call to ministry in a unique and interesting way. Bellamy—known as "Dr. Dan"—is the founder of Inflatable Stories, through which he creates balloon sculptures to share the gospel with audiences nationwide. Though he long felt both his call to ministry and his passion for balloon art, it wasn’t until recently that God brought the two together in the form of Inflatable Stories.
Many of those pursuing theological education through Truett Seminary’s online Certificate Program are bi-vocational ministers who are not able to attend seminary as full-time students. It was with these students in mind that the Certificate Program’s new preaching course was designed.
The 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world have been identified in a survey by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Scholars of homiletics made the selections from nearly 800 nominees.
A budget is nothing more than a written plan as to how you are going to spend your money for a set period of time. Research shows that people are better at managing their money if they plan for their income and expenditures. It is easy to spend money on discretionary items before you pay your bills. Often, that leaves you short for the month.
Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary Dean Todd D. Still has announced the appointment of Scott M. Gibson, DPhil, and Jared E. Alc ntara, PhD, as the Seminary's newest faculty members. Both Dr. Gibson and Dr. Alc ntara will begin their service at Baylor on July 1.
Over Spring Break, a group of 26 Truett students, faculty, and friends journeyed to Israel for a 10-day Holy Land tour, beginning in Tel Aviv on the outskirts of Jaffa and traveling by way of Magdala, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and other biblical and historical locations, concluding with the Mount of Olives and the Garden Tomb.
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.
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.
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?"
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.