Perspective Magazine Summer 2020

Art of Resilience

Two-day event celebrated sustaining forces  in the Latinx community More than 200 theologians, artists, musicians, scholars and community members gathered for a two-day conference, “The Art of Resilience – Latinx Public Witness in Troubled Times” in September. The sold-out event took place at Perkins School of Theology and Meadows School of the Arts on the campus of SMU. Participants enjoyed an opportunity to interact with outstanding Latinx scholars, local artists and religious and community leaders to reflect deeply on [...]

2020-07-07T15:03:27+00:00 June 22, 2020|

Fall Convocation

Rick Steves headlined global-themed gathering at Perkins This year’s Fall Convocation offered a truly international experience.  Attendees heard key speakers from three different continents, including travel writer Rick Steves, as well as praise music in 17 different languages and human stories of hope and struggle from around the world.  Some 150 people attended the convocation, titled “Mission Quest: Finding Your Place in God’s World,” in November at Highland Park United Methodist Church and the campus of SMU. Sharing the [...]

2020-07-07T15:03:32+00:00 June 22, 2020|

“Hong Kong Protests: A Messianic Movement?”

Panel discussion examined 2019 Hong Kong student protests In one of the first of programs of its kind in the U.S. on the Hong Kong student protests, the October 22, 2019 program featured keynote speaker Dr. Lap Yan Kung, professor of Theology, The Divinity School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. A panel discussion followed, examining the religious and secular issues underlying the protests and the implications for religious communities in Hong Kong and around the world.  Dr. Sze-kar [...]

2020-07-07T15:03:37+00:00 June 22, 2020|

Friends We Will Miss

We remember all those who have gone before us this past year and pray they dwell forever with the Lord. The Rev. Thomas B. Adams (M.Th. ‘58) Dr. Earl E. Allen (M.Th. ‘63) Dr. John F. Allen, Sr. (M.Th. ‘54, D.Min. ‘89) The Rev. Dr. Donald R. Benton (D.Min.’74) The Rev. Cecil C. Bliss (M.Th. ‘59) The Rev. Edward C. Blythe, Jr. (M.Th. ‘60) The Rev. William B. Boyett (M.Th. ‘72) The Rev. Leighanne Brechin (M.Div. ‘95) The Rev. [...]

2020-07-07T15:03:42+00:00 June 22, 2020|

New Faces at Perkins

Emma Flores is the administrative assistant in “Reboot: The Congregation as Youth Worker,” a new initiative of Perkins School of Theology designed to equip entire congregations to serve in ministry with youth. Leslie Fuller is Bridwell Library’s new reference and digital services librarian. She joined the staff in February 2020. Ángel J. Gallardo joined the Perkins faculty and staff as associate director of the Intern Program in 2019. He graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy from the Graduate Program [...]

2020-07-07T16:59:32+00:00 June 22, 2020|
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