Hal Recinos

Harold J. Recinos, Professor of Church and Society, represented Perkins well at the 2019 SMU Strongman weightlifting competition on November 14, placing 6th overall. Last year, he finished in 10th place overall. “I increased my training over the last few months and was able to move a lot more weight this year,” Recinos said. “I will be back next year and try to lift even heavier and get on the podium!”

Spanish Language Premiere

A Spanish-language version of Ted A. Campbell’s film, Five Waves Over Dallas (Cinco Olas sobre Dallas) will premiere at Casa Linda United Methodist Church on Monday, December 2, at 7 p.m. The 47-minute documentary tells of the overlapping migrations that shaped the Dallas area over the past 250 years – from the earliest native-American tribes to today’s global diversity. Campbell, Professor of Church History at Perkins, created the production. Casa Linda United Methodist Church is located at 1800 Barnes Bridge Road, Dallas, TX 75228. Admission is free. For more information, visit our website here.

Wes Allen in Great Plains 

Wesley “Wes” Allen recently traveled to the Great Plains Annual Conference, where he presented three Preacher’s Basic Toolbox workshops for local pastors in the Salina, Hutchinson and Dodge City districts. He kicked off his visit by leading a discussion about post-Way Forward proposals submitted to General Conference and preaching at the Church of the Cross in Salina. Allen, who is the Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Preaching, also recently published a book, Protestant Worship: A Multisensory Introduction for Students and Practitioners with Abingdon Academic. The book “teaches and demonstrates how the actions, reactions, outpourings and responses of a worship service are all part of a powerfully interwoven and ever-evolving whole.”

Alyce McKenzie

Alyce M. McKenzie recently attended the Association of Professional Speechwriters’ annual gathering and offered one of the keynotes (topic: “Scene Is the New Story”). She writes about her experience in a blog post titled “My Fieldtrip to a Parallel Universe: A Homiletician’s Sneak Peek into the 2019 Worldwide Conference of Professional Speechwriters.” Read the blog post here: https://pcpe.smu.edu/blog/my-fieldtrip-to-a-parallel-universe