This Week on the Hill: New Websites for SWBTS & Scarborough

| Aug 25, 2020

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

New websites for SWBTS and Scarborough College

After many months of preparation, we are are thrilled to announce that the new websites for Southwestern Seminary and Scarborough College are live!

Explore the new sites now, and stay tuned as we continue to make updates and improvements.


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Face coverings are required to be worn by all students, faculty, staff, and guests in all common spaces on campus. While face masks are best, in the case of a medical or ADA accommodation, a Face Shield may be approved through the office of the Dean of Students.

Click below to review the full list of COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols for campus life this semester.

Campus News

Seven administrative staff appointed to faculty

Seven administrative staff of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary have been appointed to the faculty, beginning with the new academic year in time for the fall 2020 semester, the school’s administration announced today. 

“It is a great blessing to have outstanding administrative staff at Southwestern Seminary who are also committed scholars and are able to bring those teaching gifts into the classroom,” said President Adam W. Greenway. “The outstanding faculty of Southwestern Seminary is undergirded by these new colleagues, providing the best in theological education across the academic disciplines of Southern Baptists’ ‘crown jewel’ seminary.”
Read more here.

Rebekah Naylor named first female distinguished professor at Southwestern Seminary

Rebekah Ann Naylor, a longtime medical missionary to India, has been appointed distinguished professor of missions in the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the school’s administration announced today. She is the first female ever to hold such a position at the seminary.

“The late Robert E. Naylor, our fifth president, began the tradition of pronouncing upon new students and faculty the worthy name of ‘Southwesterner,’ and in my estimation there are few individuals more worthy to wear this distinctive appellation than his own daughter, Dr. Rebekah Ann Naylor,” said President Adam W. Greenway. “Through her decades of service with our International Mission Board in medical missions, she has made tremendous contributions to the advancement of God’s Kingdom. It is, therefore, more than fitting—and long past due—that Dr. Naylor receive the honor of being appointed distinguished professor of missions, the first female to have ever been so recognized by our seminary. Our students are blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to study with her, a Southwesterner of first rank.”
Read more here.

FROM THE HILL: Ross discusses spiritual revival, Kerns explains how to share the Gospel with Mormons

“From the Hill” is a regular series highlighting the work of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s faculty. Check back here regularly to find articles, blogs, podcasts, interviews, and more.

“This book gathers the work of scholars working in the areas of historical, systematic, and analytic theology, church history, psychology, and biology. It contains papers presented at the inaugural conference of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Gateway Seminary (JEC West). Bringing together some of the leading authorities as well as up-and-coming Edwards scholars working today, this collection advances the questions of regeneration, revival, and creation in fresh new ways.”

  • “FIRST-PERSON: A tribute to J. I. Packer” (article in Baptist Press), by David S. Dockery, distinguished professor of theology, theologian-in-residence of the B.H. Carroll Center for Baptist Heritage and Mission, special consultant to the president, editor of the Southwestern Journal of Theology

“Two decades ago, the Christianity Today readership named J.I. Packer and C.S. Lewis the two most influential Christian writers of the 20th century. Now at the time of his homegoing, we offer heartfelt gratitude to God not only for his extraordinary writings, but for his inspirational life and far-reaching influence.”
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School of Church Music and Worship to livestream weekly colloquium featuring noted speakers

For the first time, weekly colloquium sessions of the School of Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will be livestreamed, allowing anyone around the world to join in the discussion and benefit from these worship studies sessions, school leaders announced. 

Guest speakers from the seminary faculty as well as leaders from across the globe will be featured during the weekly colloquium for the school’s master’s and doctoral students this semester, sharing knowledge and experience from their unique perspectives and fields of service. 

Joseph R. Crider, dean of the School of Church Music and Worship, says he and his faculty “love to invest in our music and worship students, but we also want them to hear new and different perspectives from a wide variety of ministry practitioners, theologians, and fellow students. This semester’s speaker list looks like it could serve as a headline banner for a major conference, and yet anyone can tune in each week and hear these phenomenal sessions for free.” 
Read more here.