Perspective 2018-11-01T19:27:56+00:00

Letter from Dean Hill

“What is your vision for the school?” I was asked that question when interviewing for the deanship in early 2016. The answer I gave remains the same today: Perkins should be “an academy for the whole church in the whole world.” Both parts of that answer are equally important. By “whole church,” I mean that Perkins should strive to be [...]

Dialogue Examines Theology, Criminal Justice Reform on School Children of Color

In theory, schools should put children on a path toward college or a good job. In reality, for far too many children school leads to incarceration. Experts call the trend the “school-to-prison pipeline” -- the disproportionate tendency of young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds to end up incarcerated – and they blame the trend on increasingly harsh school and municipal policies. That was a key focus of an interdisciplinary dialogue, “The ABC’s of Theology and Criminal Justice Reform on the Lives [...]

November 1, 2018|
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, during a recent visit to Dallas with (left) the Rev. Leslie Stewart (M. Div. '14) and (right) the Rev. Rebecca Tankersley (M. Div. '15).

Alumni/ae Update

Perkins Alumnae Meet Archbishop The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, during a recent visit to Dallas with (left) the Rev. Leslie Stewart (M. Div. '14) and (right) the Rev. Rebecca Tankersley (M. Div. '15). Two Perkins alums had the opportunity to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, during a recent visit to Dallas. The Rev. Leslie Stewart (M. Div. ‘14) and the Rev. Rebecca Tankersley (M. Div. ‘14) met Welby during a vocations conference, “Discerning a 21st [...]

November 1, 2018|

Ministry Dallas: Connects Perkins Students, Staff With Needs of Broader Community

By Mary Jacobs Theological education usually means listening and learning in a classroom or studying in a library. But sometimes it might mean getting your hands dirty: milking goats, shoveling dirt, worshipping in a drum circle, or cleaning out a supply closet. That was how 11 members of the Perkins community - seven students and four staff -- began the Fall 2018 semester, with Ministry Dallas, a program that took participants to three different outreach ministries for three days [...]

October 1, 2018|

A Message from Dean Craig C. Hill

The fall semester is underway, autumn is upon us and it’s an exciting time to be at Perkins! Our enrollment has increased for the second year in a row—up 14.1% from 2017—the campus is abuzz with energetic students, faculty and staff and our programs are impacting Christian leaders around the world. Indeed, Perkins is living out the vision of being “an academy for the whole church in the whole world.” Join me for a comprehensive Perkins update via the video [...]

October 1, 2018|

Introducing the Perkins Development Office

When you think of the Development Office, you probably think “fundraising,” which is certainly a big part of what we do. Our role is to raise endowment, capital, and annual gifts for the benefit of Perkins School of Theology. We are pleased to have a wonderful group of regular donors and invite all to join in this important effort. But it’s not just about money. We also believe that Perkins will have its biggest impact when we help to clearly [...]

October 1, 2018|

Office of Enrollment Management Update

We are excited to announce that for the second year in a row, enrollment at Perkins has increased significantly!  In fall 2018, Perkins experienced a 14.1% increase over the previous year—building on 2017 totals, when the increase was more than 40% over 2016.  This is an exciting time to be at Perkins! Who are we?  Perkins School of Theology is a vibrant, welcoming community of students, faculty and staff who are called to Christian service. We are diverse, we are [...]

October 1, 2018|
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