SWBTS license plate, Professional Doctoral Studies, Student Leadership Council

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| Nov 22, 2021

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


Southwestern Seminary Texas license plate approved

The new Southwestern Seminary Texas license plate has been officially approved by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. We now need 200 pre-orders by May 9, 2022, to officially launch the plate into production. If you reside in Texas, help us cross the finish line and click the link below to pre-order today.

Apply for the Professional Doctoral Studies program

Students will be challenged to think biblically and critically about the work of ministry and to articulate and demonstrate a thorough biblical and theological vision for ministry practice. When students graduate, they can be confident that they have achieved a level of excellence in their area of study and have been equipped for more effective ministry leadership.

The deadline to apply for the spring semester is December 1. Learn more here.

Student Leadership Council

Interested in joining the Student Leadership Council? Learn more and apply at swbts.edu/slc.


Winter 2022 registration

Course registration is open for the winter 2022 term. To view classes, click the button below.

Upcoming Events

December 3 - Commencement

Campus News

Dockery examines theological development of Carroll, Conner, Garrett at ETS

During the 73rd annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 16-18, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was represented in academic paper presentations by 27 faculty members and doctoral students.

Through the three days, attendees had the opportunity to participate in discipline-specific sessions and panel discussions, including paper presentations focused on Baptist studies.
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Southwestern Seminary announces Center for Global Evangelical Theology, honors three scholars with inaugural awards

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Adam W. Greenway announced the Center for Global Evangelical Theology and presented awards to three scholars during the seminary’s alumni and friends’ reception on Nov. 17 during the 73rd annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), held in Fort Worth, Nov. 16-18. 
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Greenway participates in national prayer event ahead of Supreme Court abortion case

Christians from across the country gathered Nov. 18 for an online event praying for an end to abortion and for the outcome of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which event organizers describe as “the Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe v. Wade.”

Adam W. Greenway, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, was among the Christian leaders who led the event, offering a prayer and urging Christians to seek God in prayer regarding the sanctity of life and for the Lord’s intervention to change the course of the United States in this issue.
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Ross outlines vision for ‘historic harvest of teenage Christ-followers’

During the final chapel service of the 2021 fall semester at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Nov. 19, Richard Ross, professor of student ministry and J.M. Price Chair of Religious Education, challenged students and faculty to “have enough faith to envision a historic harvest of teenage Christ-followers.” Ross’s chapel appearance coincided with the release of his book, A New Vision for SBC Student Ministry, published by Seminary Hill Press.
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Prelude to Christmas exalts Christ, showcases Southwestern Seminary’s musical talents as ‘ministry first’

More than 1500 people attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s “Prelude to Christmas” held the evening of Nov. 12 in MacGorman Chapel on the seminary campus and presented by the seminary’s School of Church Music and Worship (SCMW).
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A New Vision for SBC Student Ministry offers 16 changes for local church youth ministry

Seminary Hill Press, the publishing arm of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, released today A New Vision for SBC Student Ministry, by Richard Ross, professor of student ministry and J.M. Price Chair of Religious Education in the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries. The book’s release coincides with Ross’ preaching the last chapel sermon of the 2021 fall semester.
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Rob Blackaby challenges believers to proclaim Christ to the lost

Preaching on the story of Zacchaeus during his Nov. 16 sermon at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Rob Blackaby challenged students to see the lost around them and to live a life that reflects Christ.

Blackaby is the president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College in Cochrane, Alberta. He is a two-time graduate of Southwestern Seminary, having earned a Master of Divinity in 1986, and a Ph.D. in 1990. He served as the senior pastor for 12 years at Trinity Baptist Church in Calgary, Alberta, and as the lead pastor for the church plant, Southwinds Church. He also assisted with the development of the SouthTrails church-planting network and served as president of the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists from 2003-2006 before assuming his current role in 2007.
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