Perspective 2018-06-27T14:45:35+00:00

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 [...]

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 Scholars, [...]

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, as [...]

June 4, 2018|

Faculty Books

William J. Abraham Among the Ashes: On Death, Grief, and Hope Eerdman (2017) William J. Abraham The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology Oxford University Press (2017) Co-editor William J. Abraham Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volumes I and II Oxford University Press (2018) O. Wesley Allen Jr. Preaching in the Era of Trump Chalice Press (2017) Ted A. Campbell Encoding Methodism: Telling and Retelling Narratives of Wesleyan [...]

June 4, 2018|

Faculty News

William J. Abraham, Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies, received SMU’s 2018 Faculty Career Achievement Award, presented by Provost Steven C. Currall on May 7. O. Wesley Allen Jr., Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics. served as the 2017 president of the Academy of Homiletics. As past president, he remains a member of the academy’s 2018 Executive Committee. The Rev. Tamara E. Lewis, assistant professor of the history of Christianity, received the University’s HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award [...]

June 3, 2018|

Staff News

New Faces at Perkins Rev. Dr. Charles Aaron (M.Div. ’85) is co-director of the Perkins Intern Program and an associate professor of supervised ministry. He holds a doctorate from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va., and is an ordained United Methodist elder in the North Texas Annual Conference.   Jazmin Cabrera joined the Perkins staff in January 2017 as assistant director of the Hispanic-Latin@ Ministries Program, which recruits and trains church leaders to minister effectively to Spanish-speaking and bilingual worshippers. [...]

June 3, 2018|

Save The Date

Course of Study School July 8-Aug. 17, 2018 Perkins Regional Course of Study School is a program of The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church in partnership with and administered by Perkins School of Theology. It provides a basic theological education, as prescribed by the United Methodist Book of Discipline (par. 1421.3d), to licensed local pastors. It also provides Advanced Course of Study. For more information, visit   Certification in Spiritual Direction Application [...]

June 1, 2018|
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