2021 News and Events

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Perkins School of Theology Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award and will be accepted through December 17, 2021. 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.

November 17, 2021

Perkins School of Theology will offer a new course, Contemporary Issues in the Philosophy of Religion: The Work of William J. Abraham (TC 8308) during the Spring 2022 semester. The course will be open to Perkins students as well as to anyone with an interest in Abraham’s life and writings.

November 16, 2021

The Nov. 15 Inside Perkins event, an on-campus experience for prospective students, will include a unique ‘extra’: participants will not only have an opportunity to visit the Perkins School of Theology campus, meet students and faculty and experience community worship, but also will attend a lecture by internationally renowned scholar and teacher Dr. Amy-Jill Levine and will have the option of attending the 2021 Fall Convocation at a significant discount.

October 22, 2021

The Lilly Endowment-funded initiative at Perkins School of Theology, “Testimony HQ,” has selected 10 congregations for the first cohort of developing thriving congregations through the practice of testimony as community engagement.

September 29, 2021

Perkins School of Theology’s Baptist House of Studies will co-host a Women in Ministry Day with Texas Baptist Women in Ministry (TXBWIM) on Wednesday, October 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., at the Perkins campus at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

September 29, 2021

Read Perkins Dean Craig C. Hill's sermon, “A Modest Proposal: Let’s Tell the Truth About Each Other,” preached Aug. 25 at the annual Feast of Beginnings – the first worship service of the 2021-22 academic year, which welcomed new and returning students and recognized new faculty, staff and student leaders.

August 26, 2021

With the theme, “Speak Up! Stories for a New Day,” the annual Fall Convocation at Perkins School of Theology will take place Monday and Tuesday, November 15-16, 2021. Attendees may attend the hybrid event virtually or in person at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

August 17, 2021

As Americans celebrated Juneteenth last weekend – the first time ever as a federal holiday – members of Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston had a special opportunity to hear from a key leader in the battle for civil rights and equality.

July 02, 2021

Perkins School of Theology announces the appointment of two new holders of two endowed chairs: Dr. Rebekah Miles as the Susanna Wesley Centennial Professor of Practical Theology and Dr. Ted Campbell as the Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies.

May 05, 2021

The public is invited to an online program, “Do No Harm: Black Bodies and Bioethics,” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 26. The event is sponsored by Perkins School of Theology, the Robinson Arts Fund at the Perkins School of Theology, and the Perkins African American Fine Arts and Bioethics Project.

April 22, 2021

“Words Matter: The Intersectionality of Race, Religion and Public Policy”, a Zoom webinar, will be held at 7 p.m. on April 19, 2021. The event is sponsored by Perkins School of Theology’s Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions and the Department of World Languages and Literature at Dedman School of the Humanities and Sciences.

March 23, 2021

The violence that unfolded in Atlanta March 17 against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is a tragic reminder of the continued increase in racist acts targeting these and other innocent persons across the United States.

March 19, 2021

The Lilly Endowment funded initiative at the Perkins School of Theology, “Reboot: The Congregation as Youth Worker,” released the first guide for churches interested in discerning and eventually implementing an innovative and sustainable model for a congregational ministry with youth.

February 26, 2021

Perkins School of Theology is honored to announce the 2021 recipients of the Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award: Nancy Seay, a philanthropist and elder of Highland Park Presbyterian Church (HPPC) and Lisa Tichenor, an active community leader and lay member of Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC).

January 25, 2021