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Letter from the Dean

Servant Leadership Christian faith is paradoxical in so many ways. The early church preached “Christ crucified” (1 Cor.1:23), a declaration that must have seemed an oxymoron. The Christ, the Messiah, was expected to be a victor, not a victim. The pre-Christian Paul himself appears to have regarded the crucifixion as proof that Jesus was cursed by God (Gal. 3:13). It would have seemed self-evident that a crucified Jesus could not be the Christ. And yet, as Paul came to [...]

2018-06-21T19:38:36+00:00 June 4, 2018|

Q&A with Dean Hill

Dean Craig C. Hill’s Servant of All: Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus (Eerdmans, 2016) has found a readership among United Methodist church leaders, church members more generally, and in the secular world. Hill talked to Sam Hodges about the book and about nurturing servanthood at Perkins. What made you want to write about servanthood, ambition, and the Christian life? Both personal and professional reasons. I’ve been reading the Bible most of my life and therefore was aware [...]

2018-06-21T19:45:39+00:00 June 4, 2018|

Development News

John A. Martin Director of DevelopmentPerkins School of Theology Developing personal finances for the future is an ongoing task. We set aside money in our 401(k) or 403(b) accounts. We look forward to taking Social Security rather than simply paying it. And we hope that our financial obligations shrink. In the midst of our long-range plans, we have bills to pay, unexpected car repairs and other expenses to which we must attend — a roof, a water [...]

2018-06-21T19:50:43+00:00 June 4, 2018|

Diversity at Perkins

Perkins School of Theology is renowned for the depth of the scholarly training it provides. Equally impressive is the breadth. Perkins prides itself on being an inclusive community of people sharing diverse, respected viewpoints. That’s evident in the wide array of classes offered, and the rich variety of research being done by faculty members. From queer Bible studies to care of the poor, from immigration to the treatment of women in ministry, from promoting interfaith dialogue to preserving Christian [...]

2018-06-05T21:26:54+00:00 June 4, 2018|

Students Reflect on their Perkins Experience

“Perkins strives to assist students in discovering and empowering their voices as they define and refine their theology and understanding of their roles as faith leaders and pastors. Perkins empowers its students to lead by giving them a safe space to explore and fail and learn as they discover their voice — their identity as faith leaders and pastors through worship, course work, internship and student organizations.” Amber Oxley (M.Div. ’18)   “Perkins is unique because it truly does [...]

2018-06-05T21:23:34+00:00 June 4, 2018|

Perkins Students Take ‘Servant Leadership’ Into the Community

Through a new Perkins initiative, students, faculty and staff are discovering fresh, meaningful ways to both learn and serve throughout North Texas. Dean Craig C. Hill launched the effort in 2017 with the appointment of Tracy Anne Allred as assistant dean of student life and director of community engagement. Her mandate, she said, was to seek new opportunities for Perkins “to engage in meaningful ways with a wide range of creative, entrepreneurial and vital ministries.” Under her guidance, Perkins [...]

2018-06-21T19:59:06+00:00 June 4, 2018|

Perkins Launches Hybrid Houston-Galveston Degree Program

Students in Perkins School of Theology’s Houston-Galveston Extension Program will be able to earn the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.M.) degree completely on-site through a groundbreaking distance-education program scheduled to launch in fall 2018. Through intensive and hybrid courses, students from the Houston-Galveston region — or those who travel to Houston — can earn the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree in three years or Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.M.) degree in two [...]

2018-06-21T20:03:08+00:00 June 4, 2018|

Innovative Initiatives Extend Perkins’ Mission

Committed to those called to serve so that they might be empowered to lead Degree Concentrations In partnership with Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts, two new concentrations — in Church/Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation and Nonprofit Engagement — are now offered to M.Div. and M.A.M. students. Perkins is also in conversation with Simmons School of Education about a joint degree offering.   Technology A number of Perkins faculty members have now been trained to [...]

2018-06-21T20:15:10+00:00 June 4, 2018|

Public Life Personal Faith

Bolin Family Luncheon Raises $73,000 in Scholarships The Bolin Family 2018 Public Life Personal Faith Lecture and Luncheon, featuring bestselling author and leadership expert Joseph Jaworski of Austin, filled SMU’s Mack Ballroom to capacity on Feb. 2. The annual event, which included an engaging dialogue on servant leadership between Mr. Jaworski and Perkins Dean Craig C. Hill, raised approximately $73,000 in financial aid for the new Perkins Scholars initiative. Pictured on the right is the inaugural class of Perkins [...]

2018-06-21T20:32:45+00:00 June 4, 2018|

Bridwell Special Collections

Bridwell Library Summer-Fall 2018 Events Helen Warren DeGolyer Bookbinding Competition and Exhibition June 8 – July 13 Every three years, Bridwell Library hosts a bookbinding competition named in honor of the late Helen Warren DeGolyer, an esteemed patron of the Dallas arts and education. The triennial event is made possible through an endowment established by her family in 1996. American bookbinders seeking to enter the competition must submit their proposals for rebinding a specific book from the Bridwell collection, [...]

2018-06-21T20:37:03+00:00 June 4, 2018|
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