"This Week on the Hill" is a weekly roundup of campus news, announcements, and events from Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College.
The Southwestern Seminary community mourns the Jan. 7 passing of Cheri Cabal, wife of Dr. Ted Cabal, professor of philosophy of religion. Please be in prayer for the Cabal family. Arrangements will be announced when available.
“The Southwestern community joins me at this time in expressing our Christian sympathy to our friend and colleague, Ted Cabal,” said David S. Dockery, interim president. “We offer thanks to God for the faithful life and influence of Cheri Cabal, for her friendship and encouragement to so many. Even in the midst of our sorrow and sadness at the loss of our friend, we give thanks for the good news of the gospel and the hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Learn more about local churches and the opportunities for ministry at the Church Fair this Friday on the first floor of the Naylor Student Center from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Students are invited to worship during the Campfire Worship Night this Friday on the Gazebo Lawn from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Dr. Rebekah Naylor, International Mission Board (IMB) missionary emeritus and Southwestern Seminary missionary-in-residence, as she walks students through a conversation on what it looks like to serve as a missionary in countries where physical human needs to be met. Naylor served more than three decades overseas as she engage in mercy ministries with sharing the Gospel. Learn more from her on Jan. 24 at 4:00 p.m. during this World Missions Center round table in Mathena 104.
Southwestern Seminary is home to many “third culture kids.” If you’re one of these individuals, who was raised overseas, typically by missionaries, join Dr. Ian Buntain, director of the World Missions Center and associate professor of missions, who also grew up as a third culture kid, at a round table on Feb. 3 at 10:00 a.m. in Mathena 104, specifically tailored for third culture kids and they can utilize your lives stateside.
The Network of Baptist Associations (NOBA) is offering free registration for Southwestern Seminary and Texas Baptist College students to the Thrive 2023 NOBA Summit on Feb. 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. via Zoom. Speakers at the 2023 event include Jeff Iorg, Richard Blackaby, Michael Kelley and others.
NOBA is the Network of Baptist Associations and provides top-notch educational development to associational leaders across the country primarily through an annual summit and other avenues.
Register here and use the code SEMFREE to reserve your free ticket.
The World Missions Center is hosting "A Sending Church Conference" for pastors and leaders of local churches on March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Riley Center. RSVP here.
The speakers include Stu Cocanougher, share strategy pastor of Southcliff Baptist Church; Michael Copeland, associate director of the World Missions Center and assistant professor of missions; and Ian Buntain, director of the World Mission Center and associate professor of missions.
Jan. 13 - New Student OrientationJan. 13 - Church FairJan. 13 - Campfire Worship Night
Meal plan options for the spring 2023 academic semester are currently open for students, faculty, and staff. For more information on campus dining, and to sign-up for a meal plan, click here.
Revive the Nation is a historic Southwestern Seminary initiative that equips and sends students and faculty to serve churches across the nation. Southwestern Seminary will pay travel expenses, and the host church will provide lodging and meals. Class credit is available for undergraduate and graduate student participants. For more information, click here.
The vast majority of Canadians are now living at least three generations removed from Christianity. In the Canadian context, urban missionaries are exploring biblical ways to reach people who are not looking for a church. Join the WMC for a church planting course and mission trip in Canada this summer as they explore what North American Church Planting looks like.
Learn more about Canada mission trip and practicum on Jan. 23 at the interest meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Mathena 112.
Join the World Missions Center "Women on Mission" group as they discuss experiences while living life on mission, both stateside and internationally. These gatherings are for singles, empty-nesters, moms with young children, and any other woman interested in missions. Meetings are the second Friday of every month, Feb. 10, March 10, and April 7 at 10:00 a.m. in M108.
The World Missions Center values practical missional living. Join us on March 24 at 10:00 a.m. in M104 as we listen to Laura Taylor, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention women’s ministry consultant, along with SWBTS women for a round table discussion on what it looks like to minister to others with a missional mindset while living stateside.
"Faith Working through Love: The Theology of William Perkins" (published by Reformation Heritage Books), co-edited by J. Stephen Yuille, professor of pastoral theology and spiritual formation
"Faith Drives Young Evangelicals' Social Activism" (article on RealClear Religion), written by Dan Darling, director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement; assistant professor of faith and culture, Texas Baptist College
"A Poetic Lament for Ukraine" (article in Providence Magazine), written by Justin Wainscott, assistant professor of pastoral ministry and director of professional doctoral studies
The Office of Human Resources announces the following changes to full time faculty and staff at Southwestern.
Chris Barrick, director of operations and development, Campus TechnologyJoey Cruse, director of facilities, Facilities MaintenanceDeanna Kiser, associate vice president for human resources and risk management, Human ResourcesHadassah Lowe, administrative associate, Campus TechnologyAdam Majerus, director of educational technologies, Campus Technology Adam Snead, associate director of facilities, Facilities MaintenanceMeredith Sorne, housing coordinator, Campus Housing
Please also welcome and recognize the new faculty and staff of the seminary and Texas Baptist College.
Christian Betts, director of international student servicesJason Runnels, senior public services librarian