June 2019

Preaching: From Good to Great

Six African-American pastors from the South Central Jurisdiction recently completed a preaching excellence program co-sponsored by the Black Church Initiative of the North Texas Conference and the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence at SMU. The leadership team that put the program together included Rev. Dr. Alyce M. McKenzie, Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship at Perkins and director of the Center for Preaching Excellence. The team developed a vision for a program to take good preaching to next-level [...]

2020-04-01T20:11:24+00:00 June 5, 2019|

Remembering Jane Marshall

As a young mother, singing alto in the Highland Park Methodist Church choir, Jane Marshall decided to compose music for a text she loved — the Rev. Edward Caswall’s English translation of an anonymous Latin poem from the 17th century. Eventually titled “My Eternal King,” the stirring anthem had its debut at Highland Park Methodist Church in 1952, with Marshall conducting. Two years later it was published, and gradually became a staple of church choirs, giving the composer a [...]

2020-04-01T20:11:24+00:00 June 5, 2019|

Student News

Charles Stokes Scholarship “When you ask God for a sign, you really need to be prepared for what you’re going to get,” says Jennifer Kilpatrick (M.Div. ’21), because it could potentially be pretty extreme.” For Kilpatrick, the sign was a freak snowfall in New Orleans that came just moments after she received word that she’d been accepted to Perkins School of Theology. She applied for a Charles Stokes Scholarship to Perkins and received it. “I’m extravagantly blessed,” she said. [...]

2020-04-01T20:11:25+00:00 June 5, 2019|

Alumni/ae Update

Kim Cape The Rev. Dr. Kim Cape. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Insight. Rev. Dr. Kim Cape (M.Div.'79, D.Min.'03) General Secretary of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, has announced that she will retire later this year.  She spent 43 years under appointment with The United Methodist Church and the last eight of those at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). "I am well aware that my [...]

2020-04-01T20:11:25+00:00 June 5, 2019|

Faculty Update

Priscilla Pope-Levison, Associate Dean for External Programs and Professor of Ministerial Studies at Perkins, will be one of the preachers in the Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, on Sunday, July 7. See the speaker lineup here. Pope-Levison and her husband, Jack Levison, will also lead a retreat at Lake Junaluska beginning the next day, titled “Come, Holy Spirit.” Attendees will “search the world of the Spirit in the Old and New Testaments, where the Spirit hovers, [...]

2020-04-01T20:11:25+00:00 June 2, 2019|
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