Chapel Schedule, Family Olympics, Global Missions Week, and more

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| Sep 13, 2021

"This Week on the Hill" is a weekly roundup of campus news, announcements, and events from Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College.

This week in chapel

September 14 - Ed Litton, senior pastor, Redemption Church, Mobile, Alabama; president, Southern Baptist Convention

September 16 - Zane Pratt, vice president for global training, International Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia

Family Olympics

Join Student Life on September 24 for Family Olympics. This will be a fun time for the whole family and will take place in the Student Pavillion from 6-8 p.m.

Global Missions Week

Don't miss all of the events happening this week during Global Missions Week.

All of the Persian and Turkic people groups who call Central Asia home are unreached. Most Central Asians have no knowledge of biblical Christianity and are unaware that the Gospel is good news. Find out how you can be a part of what God is doing in Central Asia.

For more information email the World Missions Center at


Campus News

Statement from President Adam W. Greenway in response to Biden Administration vaccine mandate plans

"Our goal throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been to do everything within our power to keep our students, faculty, and staff as safe as possible. I believe that vaccination is a proven means to help achieve that goal, which is why I have been vaccinated and I have publicly and repeatedly encouraged members of the Southwestern Seminary community to be vaccinated. 

"Still, I respect the decisions of those who for medical reasons or conscientious objections have declined to be vaccinated. A government-mandated vaccination program of private businesses and institutions is deeply troubling. Regrettably, the president’s actions will bring further division and polarization to a nation that is already profoundly divided. 
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KBC leader Todd Gray offers three actions for Great Commission obedience

In an exhortation to students, faculty, and staff during the Sept. 9 chapel service at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Todd Gray, executive director-treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, offered three actions through which believers can be used by God to fulfill the Great Commission.

Before the message, Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College President Adam W. Greenway welcomed Gray to campus as a fellow Southern Baptist who shares a passion for evangelism.
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Denison encourages students to engage culture amid tsunami of moral change

In his September 7 chapel message at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, cultural apologist Jim Denison encouraged the school’s students, faculty, and staff to engage the culture by ultimately and always leading unbelievers to Jesus. 

In his introduction of Denison, founder and chief vision officer of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College President Adam W. Greenway said the day was one he had “looked forward to for some time” as he welcomed the 1983 Master of Divinity and 1989 Doctor of Philosophy graduate back to the campus. Denison previously served on the faculty of Southwestern Seminary and has pastored three Southern Baptist churches, most recently being Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
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Join us in welcoming our new team members:

  • Shane Eversole – support services lead, Facilities Maintenance
  • Jordan Young – admissions counselor, Admissions