Spring registration closing soon, chapel services scheduled

| Jan 11, 2021

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

Spring 2021 classes begin next week

The Spring 2021 semester is nearly upon us, with classes beginning next Monday. Students have until January 22 to register, so don't delay!

Visit swbts.edu/register to explore available classes both online and on campus.


Chapel services scheduled for Spring 2021

In case you missed it, we will be holding chapel services on Wednesdays at Southwestern Seminary and Scarborough College. Check out this message from Dr. Greenway to learn more.

Comments welcomed for accreditation process

As a part of the normal ten-year accreditation process, Southwestern will be receiving an evaluation committee from the Association of Theological Schools in spring 2021. We invite alumni, faculty, friends of the seminary, staff, and students to submit comments concerning the institution’s qualifications for accreditation. These comments will be made available to both Southwestern’s administration and the accreditation evaluation committee.

Comments may be submitted here.

Campus News

ESSAY: The future of Christian higher education

Christian higher education is grounded in the deep realities of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39) and the commission of the resurrected Christ, who calls us to disciple the nations by teaching them all that the Lord has commanded (Matthew 28:18-20). In Ephesians 4:11-16, the apostle Paul identifies the goals for this effort, which involve building up these men and women, guiding them to maturity in faith, preparing them for lives of service, and leading them to Christian unity.

Christian educational leaders have been entrusted with the Christian faith, the body of truth once for all delivered to the saints (Titus 1:9; Jude 3), what some Christian thinkers have referred to as “the pattern of Christian truth.” Following Paul’s example with Timothy and Titus, Christian educators have been called to pass along these Christian convictions to faithful men and women who will be able to teach and lead others (2 Timothy 2:2). 

Read more here.

FROM THE HILL: Naylor reflects on service in India, Aniol discusses gratitude in worship

Face-to-face evangelism fading amid COVID-19 pandemic” (article in The Washington Times), by Christopher Vondracek, interviewing Matt Queen, associate dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, associate professor of evangelism, L.R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism

  • “At Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Matt Queen is the associate dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions. He said students in an introductory evangelism class reach out to friends and strangers alike via text messaging, social chat platforms and other media in ‘trying to find hope’ in the midst of a pandemic.”

How to Equip Students in Evangelism,” Matt Queen, interview with the North American Mission Board 

  • Dr. Matt Queen, evangelism professor from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, joins Johnny Hunt and Kevin Ezell to provide insight on what preparing seminary students for evangelism looks like and why it’s vital to building strong cultures of evangelism in Southern Baptist churches.

“Cross-Cultural Evangelism” (article for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention), by Dean Sieberhagen, associate professor of Islamic studies and director of the Islamic studies program

  • “Cross-cultural evangelism cannot just touch the surface but must penetrate deep into all the levels of culture so that when a people are saved in any culture it is transforming all aspects of their lives.”

Read more here.

Join us in welcoming our new team members:
Ron Massey, Sr. Project Manager in Facilities
Andrew Jennings, Asst. to the President for Theological Research in the President’s Office