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A Message from the Dean: The Visitation

The Visitation Luke 1:39-49 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord [...]

2020-11-25T20:23:55+00:00 November 25, 2020|

Office of Enrollment Management: 2020-2021 Academic Year Plan

By Rev. Margot Perez-Greene, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Enrollment Management The Rev. Dr. Margot Perez-Greene, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Enrollment Management214-768-3332margot@smu.edu Every year, the Office of Enrollment Management staff reviews and modifies its Enrollment Management Plan (EMP) based on these data: number of applications, yield, geo market analysis, rate of inquiries, incoming class statistics, new academic programs and initiatives, and cultural contexts dictating a change in courses of action (such as the pandemic). The time and energy [...]

2020-11-25T14:23:32+00:00 November 25, 2020|

Office of Development: The End of a Turbulent Year

I have never been more conscious than I am now that none of us knows what will happen in the future.  Last year at this time, I certainly did not expect 2020 to turn out as it has.  After noting that a common destiny of death awaits us all, the erudite Sage wrote in Ecclesiastes chapter 9: “Go, eat your food with gladness, drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you [...]

2020-11-25T14:32:32+00:00 November 25, 2020|

Latest News from Bridwell Library

Bridwell Quarterly – Fall 2020 The fifth issue of The Bridwell Quarterly includes a note from Bridwell Library Director, Anthony Elia, reflecting on the past few months; passages and experiences of staff; updates on the library's renovations; upcoming online exhibitions; and many more topics we hope you'll enjoy. Click to read the Summer / Fall 2020 Issue of the Bridwell Quarterly   Bridwell Quarterly – Spring 2020 The fifth issue of The Bridwell Quarterly includes a note from Bridwell [...]

2020-11-25T14:33:33+00:00 November 25, 2020|

Fall Convocation

Some 250 attendees from around the U.S. gathered virtually November 15-16 for the annual Perkins Fall Convocation, “Leading Into Change,” with author Tod Bolsinger of Fuller Seminary and Grammy-award winning gospel music icon Kirk Franklin. Normally held on the campus of SMU in Dallas, this year’s event took place online, with attendees joining from 19 different states, including Alaska and Pennsylvania. Kirk Franklin kicked off the event on Sunday evening, November 15, with a presentation entitled “Kirk Franklin Speaks [...]

2020-11-25T20:59:19+00:00 November 25, 2020|

Meet the Nones

Many students come to Perkins to prepare to minister to the faithful. But for an hour in November, Perkins graduate Rachel Roberts (Th.M. ’15) invited them to consider those who espouse no particular faith, in a November 10 Community Hour at Perkins (CHAP) program on “Everything Nones Wish You Knew About Them.” “Some 90 million Americans identify as ‘Nones,’ and they are redefining what it means to live meaningfully without religion,” she said. “They don’t practice a religion, but [...]

2020-11-25T14:54:18+00:00 November 25, 2020|

Doctor of Ministry in Houston

Beginning June 2021, Perkins School of Theology will add a Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) program in Houston, in addition to the existing D. Min. program in Dallas. The doctoral level program integrates scholarly research with the practice of ministry. Courses will be taught at Houston Methodist Hospital. “This is a great opportunity for people who live in Houston and neighboring areas,” said Dr. James K. Lee, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. “Because most D. Min. students [...]

2020-11-25T15:41:29+00:00 November 25, 2020|

Perkins School of Youth Ministry

“Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times” is the prescient theme for the 2021 Perkins School of Youth Ministry (PSYM) which takes place virtually January 11-14, 2021.  For a preview, read here or see the original press release below.   Registration is open through Dec. 4 for the 2021 Perkins School of Youth Ministry (PSYM), January 11-14, 2021, a four-day educational gathering for youth ministers. In past years, the event is held on the campus of SMU and at Highland Park United [...]

2020-11-25T17:39:42+00:00 November 25, 2020|

Must Reads

Looking for some inspiring and informative reading for the holiday season? Check out the Center for Preaching Excellence’s new video series, “Must Reads,” featuring interviews of authors of books of interest to preachers. “The Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence is committed to helping pastors as they strive continually to be effective and faithful proclaimers of God’s good news,” said Dr. O. Wesley Allen, Jr., Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics. “We’re convinced that one element of that process entails [...]

2020-11-25T15:29:51+00:00 November 25, 2020|
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