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Perkins Accepting Seals Laity Award Nominations Through Dec. 1, 2017
The annual award is presented to a layperson in the United States who exemplifies an exceptional commitment of service to Christ through faith and action in the church, community and world.

Perkins Names Bishop Michael McKee as 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient
Michael McKee, resident bishop of the Dallas Area of The United Methodist Church, is the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

Perkins School of Theology, Centenary College Launch ‘Preferred Pathway’ Partnership
Representatives from Centenary College and Southern Methodist University (SMU)’s Perkins School of Theology met Sept. 18 in Shreveport to sign an agreement establishing a preferred pathway for Centenary graduates interested in pursuing ministerial vocations at the graduate level.

Bridwell Library Exhibition: Martin Luther in the Age of Print
Commemorating the five hundredth anniversary of the announcement by Martin Luther (1483-1546) of his Ninety-five Theses against indulgences, and the beginning of the Reformation, this exhibition serves as an introduction to the reformer and his printed works.

Lamott, McMickle, Wright to Headline Fall Convocation: The Power of the Story
New York Times best-selling author Anne Lamott, seminary president Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle and noted biblical scholar Rev. Dr. N.T. Wright will headline The Power of the Story: 2017 Fall Convocation on Creative Communication, scheduled for Nov. 13-14 at Perkins School of Theology.

Prophetic Speaking at Perkins-Sponsored MARCHA Gathering
The annual gathering of MARCHA—the denomination’s Hispanic-Latino/a caucus—was held Aug. 10-13 in Dallas, sponsored by Perkins School of Theology.

Perkins Names Hugo Magallanes as Director of Houston-Galveston Extension Program
Dr. Hugo Magallanes, associate professor of Christianity and Cultures at Perkins School of Theology-Southern Methodist University, has been named director of the school’s Houston-Galveston Extension Program, effective June 1.

Symposium to Examine Research of Perkins Alumnus E.P. Sanders
The scholarly contributions of Dr. E. P. Sanders (M.Th. ’62) – who will receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at the upcoming SMU commencement – will be the focus of a symposium scheduled for Friday, May 19, at Perkins Chapel.

New Degree Concentrations Available in Church Management, Social Innovation Starting Fall 2017
Perkins School of Theology announces two new degree concentrations – in partnership with SMU’s Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts – designed to strengthen future clergy in the area of church management and to equip those pursuing nontraditional forms of ministry that encourage social innovation.

Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence Launches Five New Preaching Peer Groups
Each group consists of 8-12 pastors organized by a local convener. Each group works with a facilitator, a homiletical scholar who is in regular conversation with the convener and resources the group through a series of webinars.

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