Scholarship Applications, Women in Missions

| Apr 12, 2021

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

Apply Now for Scholarships!

Apply Now for Scholarships! The scholarship application process for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently open. Academic scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. In addition to the scholarships made possible by the generous gifts of donors, external scholarships are also often an option through a student's home church, local association, or state convention.


Dining Services Survey

Provider Contract Food Service is thrilled to manage your campus dining services. As we continue to develop our offerings, we would like to hear from you. Listed below is a short survey to help us better understand what you are looking for, and how we can better serve you. We really appreciate your time and feedback.

*This survey is 18 questions and estimated time of completion is 3-5 minutes

Preview Day - April 16 & April 17

Spring Preview Days are this Friday and Saturday. If you know someone looking for an excellent place to study, this is your last chance to invite them to this event for a chance to explore everything Southwestern Seminary and Scarborough College have to offer. If you see new faces around campus this week, welcome them to Seminary Hill!

Meet our Missionary in Residence, Jan Johnsonius - April 15

The World Missions Center is hosting a Women in Missions event at the Women's Center on Thursday, April 15, for all female students, student wives, and female faculty to get to know Missionary in Residence Jan Johnsonius. IMB missionary and SWBTS alum, Jan has served in Madrid for 17 years. Come hear about her ministry and opportunities for women to serve in missions! Snacks, coffee, and tea will be served. Email for more information. 

Bringing the Word of God in chapel this week will be Robert Brown, executive director at Lakeway Christian Schools in Morristown, Tennessee. Join us on campus in MacGorman Chapel on Wednesday at 10am, or watch online at

New SWBTS Journal of Theology Released

The Spring 2021 Southwestern Journal of Theology on "The Doctrine of Humankind" is out. The issue includes articles on race, the image of God, what it means to be created male and female, a Christian understanding of human sexuality, the significance of the human body, and questions regarding transhumanism and AI.

Campus News

‘Savor the longsuffering of God,’ McKellar preaches

The story of Gideon in Judges 6 centrally features a God who is patient, merciful, and gracious with His people, said Matthew McKellar, professor of preaching, during his chapel sermon at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, April 7. 

“I am going to submit to you this morning that the hero in Judges 6 is not Gideon,” McKellar said in his opening remarks. “Gideon is God’s tool. Gideon is God’s instrument. The hero in Judges 6 is Yahweh.”

McKellar explained that it is because of God’s longsuffering in the story that He is ultimately the hero. He described the different “scenes” of Judges 6, and how the reader can see evidence of God’s character and “essence.”

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SWJT article examines ‘lost legacies’ of Truett, Criswell on race, racism

The “lost legacies” of George W. Truett and W.A. Criswell regarding matters of race and racism in the Southern Baptist Convention are examined in an article of the spring issue of the Southwestern Journal of Theology, the academic journal of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Written by O.S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources, the article is among eight essays exploring the journal’s theme of “The Doctrine of Humankind.” 

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