Institute to Host DISCIPLE Anniversary Celebrations

The Institute for Discipleship will be hosting celebration receptions in honor of the 30th anniversary of DISCIPLE Bible Study in 2016.  Celebrations are being planned for the United Methodist Church's General Conference in Portland, Oregon, as well as the five Jurisdictional Conferences in the United States and at the meeting of the World Methodist Council in Houston, Texas. The celebrations will seek to recognize the work that went into planning and creating the study series, as well as honor the people who gave their time and energy to the study.  They will also be a gathering place…continue reading →

Fall 2015 Campus Ministry Update

The school year is nearly half over, and campus ministry is in full swing!  We’ve been blessed to have several phenomenal speakers at Chapel so far this year, including new Southwestern president Brad Andrews. Rev. Ben Hanne has begun settling into his new position as campus minister.  Hanne just returned from accompanying five SC students to Exploration 2015 in Florida, where the students explored a calling into ordained ministry.  He’s also begun offering communion for students and faculty on Tuesday and Thursday mornings each week, and is looking to add more opportunities for…continue reading →

Speakers Selected for Spring 2016 Philosophy & Religion Lecture Series

The next two speakers have been selected for the Philosophy and Religion lecture series. Dr. D. Stephen Long, Ethics chair at Southern Methodist University, will present the next Smith-Willson lecture on Monday, February 22, at 4pm in Wroten Hall on the Southwestern campus. Dr. Long will present “Let’s Get Speculative: The Importance of the Doctrine of God for Everyday Life.” Dr. Kevin Watson, Assistant Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Candler Divinity School of Emory University will present the next Parkhurst Lecture on Tuesday, March 29, at 7pm, also in Wroten Hall.…continue reading →