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$2.5 Million Gift to Endow New Practical Theology Chair at Perkins

“Perkins School of Theology and the University’s Methodist heritage are fundamental to our educational mission,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “We are grateful for a gift that uniquely supports the Perkins School in its commitment to preparing men and women for contemporary ministry.”

Perkins School of Theology waives application fee as degree offerings expand

Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, is waiving the usual $50 application fee for prospective students through March 1, 2015.

Course of Study School at Perkins offers “hybrid” advanced COSS class in Spanish

Perkins is one of two theological schools in The United Methodist Church authorized to offer COSS classes in Spanish. Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo, director of the Regional COSS at Perkins and Professor of Christian Mission & Intercultural Studies, is excited about making coursework more accessible for working pastors.

“Houston: Confronting Poverty from the Heart of Faith” event promotes economic justice

FaithAndReason® is partnering with more than a dozen Houston-area institutions and nearly two dozen renowned activists, experts and academics to host a ground breaking 3-day seminar this September.

Perkins School of Theology announces appointment of John R. (Jack) Levison to Endowed Chair in Old Testament and Hebrew

DALLAS, Tx: Professor John R. (Jack) Levison has accepted an invitation from Southern Methodist University to serve as William Joseph Ambrose Power Professor of Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation, effective January 1, 2015.

Faith kept seminary grad going

DALLAS—In pursuing a United Methodist seminary education, the Rev. Ella Luna faced so many trials—some of them matters of life and death—that friends began to compare her to a certain Old Testament character. They meant well, but that too became a trial. “People would mention Job to me and I would just want to wring […]

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