After a wonderfully uplifting graduation service, I will be on the road visiting annual conferences and strengthening church connections over the next month or so. I am taking some summer reading with me and wanted to highlight a few items: Where Do We Go from Here? Honest Responses from Twenty-Four United Methodist Leaders. Compiled by Kevin Slimp. Knoxville, Tennessee: Market [...]
SMU Perkins Office of Enrollment Management team members (left to right) Margot Perez-Greene, Stephen Bagby, Sandy Oswalt, John Lowery, Jean Nixon, Caleb Palmer and Yazmin Strauss. Not pictured, Jon Herrin. Photo by J. Crenshaw, SMU Photography.
Dear Perkins Friends, The “call to ministry” does not always happen on our time schedule. It often comes quite unexpectedly and suddenly. Rev. Dr. Margot Perez-Greene Associate Dean of Enrollment Management A case in point: a young lady who attended Inside Perkins twice and planned to enter Perkins in the fall of 2020. In the last four days, her life has been turned around, upside-down and every which way but loose. The tug we know as the “call [...]
Life is full of transitions. As we successfully wrapped up the academic year, we said goodbye to our graduates. We are pleased that they will be serving in many capacities, in a world that is desperate for leadership. Let me fill you in on a number of end-of-the-year endeavors. The Perkins Executive Board rose to the challenge and we surpassed our goal for the SMU Fund for Perkins. Dean Hill can use this unrestricted fund to enhance our educational activities. [...]
Bridwell Quill - Latest Note Read the update from Bridwell Library Director Anthony Elia. Bridwell Quarterly – Spring 2019 The third issue of The Bridwell Quarterly features a range of activities and events, not least of which is an old (though now discontinued) tradition, which former Bridwell staff member Charles Baker writes about: Savonarolafest. Click to read the Spring 2019 Issue of the Bridwell Quarterly Bridwell Library - May 2019 The Word Embodied This fine press catalog, limited to [...]
2019 Perkins Graduates. Photo by J. Crenshaw, SMU Photography.
The sanctuary of Highland Park United Methodist Church was filled to capacity as family members and friends gathered to honor the graduating class on May 18 at Perkins’ Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements. Eighty-six students were scheduled to receive their SMU diplomas from Perkins, including 12 December graduates, 68 May graduates and six summer graduates. Degrees were conferred earlier in the day at the University-wide Commencement Convocation at Moody Coliseum, and diplomas were distributed at the celebration service. [...]
Perkins School of Theology will present “The Wit of Alyce McKenzie & The Wisdom of the Bible” at the two-day Houston Lay School of Theology, August 16-17, 2019, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street in Houston. The event begins with a free evening lecture, “Advice We Wish We’d Taken! The Proverbial Wisdom of the Bible,” on Friday, August 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., followed by a daylong class on Saturday, August 17, “Wise Up! Four Biblical [...]
Annual Conference season is upon us! Members of the Perkins community have traveled to Annual Conferences convening in Texas and nearby states in May and will continue to do so through the month of June. In addition to participating in the proceedings, conference season offers Perkins faculty, staff and alumni a chance to reconnect with Perkins alumni and friends, preach and reach out to prospective students. “Annual Conference” has a dual meaning in the United Methodist Church. Each Annual Conference [...]