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This year, 29 seminary students walked the stage in order to receive their degree, 18 received their MA, 8 received their MDiv., 2 received their DMin., and 1 received their PhD. Steve Brown, President of the Associated Gospel Churches (AGC) with over three decades in the chaplaincy, was presented an honorary doctorate. Also, two students, Zach Sigmon and Deanna Fry, …Read More
Bell Prize Award (April 23)
The BJU School of Religion and BJU Seminary hosted the first inaugural Bell Prize reading. The event served to recognize longtime Seminary Professor Robert Bell’s passion for Christian scholarship. Providing guidance along the way, three Seminary professors—Dr. Ken Casillas, Dr. Layton Talbert, and Dr. Eric Newton—selected three academic papers from the undergraduate competition to be read by their authors. Jackson …Read More
Theological Research Symposium (Spring 2019)
This spring’s Theological Research Symposium featured two thought-provoking papers that generated solid discussion of important theological topics. Dr. Jon Cheek presented “A Biblical Theology of Worldliness,” summarizing key findings of his recently defended dissertation. Contributing to contemporary debates regarding worldliness, Jon exegeted and synthesized major passages, terms, and concepts related to worldliness throughout the storyline of Scripture. Dr. Randy Leedy, …Read More
Seminary and Science Symposium (March 26-28)
In connection with his Christian Apologetics class (STh 613), Dr. Layton Talbert hosted two guest speakers from the BJU Division of Natural Science to discuss some extremely relevant topics related to current evangelical apologetic trends in the area of evolution. The lectures (50 minutes each) were open to all Seminarians—several students even bringing their spouses along! Bill Lovegrove (PhD Engineering, …Read More
Evangelical Theology Society (March 15-16)
BJU Seminary’s PhD program had a strong showing at the recent Southeast Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. ETS is the leading academic society for conservative biblical/theological scholars, and its 2019 southeast meeting was held March 15 –16 on the campus of North Greenville University (Tigerville, SC). Two recent graduates of the PhD program presented papers based on their …Read More
CoRE Conference (Feb. 11-12)
This year’s annual CoRE conference, hosted by BJU Seminary, addressed the important contemporary issue of “gender, sexuality, and the church.” Tim Geiger, president of Harvest USA and one of the featured speakers, spoke powerfully through his own personal testimony, encouraging the church to talk about sex, sexuality, and gender and equipping the church to do so effectively by, among other …Read More