A message from Dean Hill on this month’s called United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis.
With the approach of this month’s called United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis – and the contentiousness and uncertainty accompanying it – Dean Craig Hill writes that “change is the only constant” in church history, yet some things never change, including Perkins’ abiding commitment to serve the whole church, whatever its institutional forms.
Perkins to Continue Spanish-Language Th.M. Degree Program with Second Cohort in 2019
The advanced Master’s degree is a non-residential program designed for experienced full-time pastors or Church/academic leaders. Once selected, the next group will follow the same path as the first cohort of seven students, who began in the fall of 2017 and will graduate in May.
Winter 2019: Global Theological Education Immersion Trips
A group of 15 students journeyed to the Middle East for the Israel/Palestine trip, led by faculty members Jaime Clark-Soles and Robert Hunt from January 1-16. Another group of 13 students, led by Hal Recinos, traveled to El Salvador to meet with human rights groups and faith groups, January 6-13. The trips gave students the chance to meet people and gain a better understanding of conflicts and problems in each region.
A Look at the 2019 Perkins School of Youth Ministry
In January, 175 youth ministers and workers from 11 states and seven annual conferences traveled to Dallas for the annual Perkins School of Youth Ministry at Highland Park United Methodist Church. With the theme “Breathe,” the gathering gave youth ministry staffers a place for fellowship as well as practical instruction.
Watch the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Awards Banquet video with Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey.
Cynthia Fierro Harvey (M.Div. ’99), bishop of the Louisiana Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church, received the 2018 recipient of the Perkins School of Theology Distinguished Alumnus/a Award on Nov. 12. The event was held in the Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall on the Perkins campus. Watch the video below.
Hybrid Houston-Galveston Degree Program
Students in Perkins' Houston-Galveston Extension Program will be able to earn the Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Ministry degree on-site through a groundbreaking distance-education program.
Perkins Celebrates 2018 Graduates and Award Recipients
Seventy-five graduates of the Perkins School of Theology Class of 2018 were honored during the Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Rev. Dr. William J. Abraham Receives SMU’s 2018 Faculty Career Achievement Award
Perkins professor, Dr. Abraham, is the recipient of the 2018 SMU Faculty Career Achievement Award for his extensive work and dedication to Perkins and SMU.
Perkins Faculty Honor MLK Legacy on 50th Anniversary of his Death
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Two Perkins faculty members share thoughts on his prophetic life and legacy.
Bridwell Library Renovation Moves Forward
SMU is announcing plans to move forward with renovation of Bridwell Library, one of SMU’s most visible libraries and one of the preeminent theological libraries in the country.
'Black Archives Matter' Initiative at SMU
Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology announces an exhibition of documents and images from the personal papers of Ernest T. Dixon, Jr., William Talbot Handy, Jr., and Rhymes H. Moncure, Jr.
Perkins Announces Partnership with Wesley House, Cambridge
Perkins School of Theology's partnership with Wesley House, Cambridge in England providing a unique international study opportunity for two recent Perkins graduates.
Hogarth Exhibition Provides Glimpse of Wesley’s England
Print collection, on display in the Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, shows artist's satirical look at 18th century Britain.