2017 Fall ConvocationNew 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.
Perkins Launches Spanish Language Th.M. Degree
Perkins, part of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, has this term begun a program that leads to a Th.M., or advanced theology degree, in Spanish. Perkins officials say it’s a first for a United Methodist seminary, and staff at the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry said they knew of no precedent with that particular degree.
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.
Perez-Greene Joins Perkins
Rev. Dr. Margot Perez-Greene, a higher-education professional with more than 20 years of administrative experience, has been appointed Associate Dean for Enrollment Management at Perkins, effective July 1.
Programs in Church Management and Social Innovation and Nonprofit Engagement will be available beginning Fall 2017 to Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Arts in Ministry (M.A.M.) students.
Answering God's Call
Committing to serve in God's ministry is a truly personal decision, and no two stories are alike. Watch as third-year Master of Divinity candidate Roy Atwood shares his personal account on being called to serve.
Rev. Dr. Isabel Docampo, Professor of Supervised Ministry at Perkins, has been appointed by Dean Craig C. Hill to serve as director of the school’s Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions.
Intern Program Addition
Rev. Dr. Charles L. Aaron Jr. (M.Div. ’85), an elder in full connection in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, has joined the Perkins staff as Associate Director of the Intern Program.
Dr. Hugo Magallanes, associate professor of Christianity and Cultures at Perkins, has been named director of the school’s Houston-Galveston Extension Program, effective June 1.
Dean Hill Responds
Dr. Craig C. Hill, Dean of Perkins School of Theology, offers the following statement to students, faculty, staff and alumni/ae in response to the recent Judicial Council ruling on Bishop Karen Oliveto.
Dr. Mark Chancey, a member of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies faculty, recently was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to continue his research on teaching the Bible in American public schools.
Called to Serve?
There's still time to apply for admission into the Fall 2017 semester! Our variety of degree programs and rich diversity of faculty members and research makes it the ideal place to begin your theological journey.
Pain in the Ancient Texts
Dr. Jack Levison of Perkins led a panel discussion March 30 focusing on what insight we can garner on handling pain from ancient texts such as Homer’s Iliad, the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls.