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Bridwell Lunch Talks

Each semester Bridwell Library offers instructive and interesting Bridwell Lunch Talks (BLTs) designed to keep Perkins School of Theology and Religious Studies graduate students up on the latest technology, resources, and research techniques.


How to Read and Write for Seminary: Further Thoughts on Tackling Your Work Load.
Thursday, February 11, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
Building on some of the strategies for effective reading and writing introduced in the fall, reference librarians Jane Elder and David Schmersal will offer participants more techniques to help you get through your reading and writing assignments effectively.

Advanced Exegesis.
Thursday, February 25, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
In this BLT, reference librarian David Schmersal will introduce additional tools and techniques for developing your competency and confidence as an interpreter of Scripture, with special attention given to Accordance, BibleWorks and other tools to help you work with the original languages.

Writing as a Theological Discipline.
Thursday, April 7, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m., Bridwell Library Benefactors Room
Have you considered that writing can be a form of theological discipline requiring attentiveness, time and space? Jane Elder will introduce ways of thinking about and practicing writing as something more than just a means of getting a grade, with practical guidelines for making good writing a part of your life.


BLTs are limited to students, faculty, and staff of the Perkins School of Theology and Religious Studies Department.

To RSVP, please contact
Julie Bice at jbice@smu.edu or call 214-768-3483.
Seating is limited to 25, so please RSVP at least three days in advance. Sessions with five or fewer RSVPs will be cancelled.

Please let us know ahead of time if you have dietary or mobility restrictions.