Tag Archives: School of Theology

MaryAnn Hawkins Named Dean of AU School of Theology and Christian Ministry

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Anderson University President John Pistole recently announced the appointment of Dr. MaryAnn Hawkins as the next dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. Hawkins will succeed Dr. James Lewis upon his retirement. She will begin her responsibilities as the first female dean on July 1, 2016. Continue reading

Portrait Unveiled for AU’s David Sebastian

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Photo: President Edwards (left) joins David Sebastian (center) and artist David Slonim (right) at the unveiling.

A portrait was unveiled for Dr. David L. Sebastian, former dean of the Anderson University School of Theology, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

David Slonim, a local artist, painted the portrait.

“God knows how to paint a portrait,” Slonim said during the unveiling ceremony. “If this painting looks anything like David Sebastian, it is by the grace of God.”

Dr. Sebastian was the longest-serving dean at the School of Theology when he retired in July 2014, having begun his tenure in 1995. He taught courses in leadership, preaching and evangelism. Continue reading

Massey to Present 33rd Annual Newell Lectures at AU

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The Anderson University School of Theology and the Center for Christian Leadership will welcome Dr. James Earl Massey on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, for the 33rd Annual Newell Lectures in Biblical Studies. Massey will present lectures focused on “The Word of God and Church Life.” Continue reading

David Sebastian to Be Honored During CHOG Convention 2014

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Guests of the Church of God Convention 2014 (June 23–26) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will honor the ministry of a pillar of faith in the movement. Plan to attend a reception for Dr. David Sebastian, retiring dean of Anderson University School of Theology and longtime Church of God pastor. Continue reading

Edwards to Conclude AU Presidency in 2014-15

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Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University, has announced his plans to conclude his presidency by the end of the 2014-15 academic year. His last year of service will mark 25 years of distinguished leadership as president of Anderson University. Currently, he is the longest serving president (in both public and private universities) in the State of Indiana. Edwards has served as president of Anderson University since 1990 and is only the fourth person to hold the office in the school’s 97-year history. Continue reading

AU SOT Hosting New ‘Renew Your Ministry!’ Event

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The Anderson University School of Theology is offering Renew Your Ministry!, a three day event from March 10-12. Classes will be open to those who register for the event, with lunch provided. On Tuesday, registration includes the annual Harp Lecture with guest speaker Dr. Gary Agee.

Renew Your Ministry! was developed as part of the seminary’s desire to build stronger partnerships with the church and the local community. Continue reading

AU’s Dr. James Lewis: MLK Sought Equal Education For All

By  Ken de la Bastide

Anderson and Madison County should work together to bring educational opportunities to all residents of the community, was the message of Dr. James Lewis during the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Throughout his lifetime and during his fight for civil rights in America, King stressed that we are all tied together in a shared destiny.

Lewis, the keynote speaker at the Paramount Theatre on Monday, is the dean-elect of the School of Theology at Anderson University. From the day we are all born we are dependent on the gifts that others bring into our lives, he said. Continue reading

AU SOT Receives Grant to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers

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The Anderson University School of Theology has received a grant of $248,772 as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers. It is one of 67 theological schools across the country to receive this funding. Continue reading

AU Appoints New Dean for School of Theology

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Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University, recently announced the appointment of Dr. James Lewis to serve as the next dean of the Anderson University School of Theology, beginning July 1, 2014. Lewis will succeed Dr. David Sebastian upon his retirement. Sebastian has served as dean of the School of Theology since 1995. Continue reading

Strengthening Native American Ministry in the Great Plains

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By Ryan Chapman

God has connected many people, ministries, and congregations through the years in trying to help meet the needs of Native Americans. This is a people group that has suffered greatly by the near total upending of their way of life. Poverty, alcoholism, life expectancy, suicide, school dropout rates, and sexual abuse for those on the reservations are much worse than national averages. Continue reading

AU School of Theology to Offer 100% Online Professional Ministry Degree

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The Anderson University School of Theology received accreditation approval from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to offer the professional ministry degree, the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, 100 percent online. The SOT is one of only seven ATS schools approved for this professional degree to be 100 percent online. Continue reading

Richards to Present 32nd Annual Newell Lectures

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The Anderson University School of Theology and the Center for Christian Leadership will welcome Dr. Kent Harold Richards on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, for the 32nd Annual Newell Lectures in Biblical Studies. Richards will present lectures focused on “The Role of the Bible in Our Technological Era.” Continue reading

School of Theology Sermon Series Explores Images in Stained Glass Window

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By Abbey Doyle

The large stained glass window at Anderson University’s Adam W. Miller Chapel has been a centerpiece of the School of Theology since its placement in 1976. Continue reading

First Church Albuquerque: A 21st Century House Church

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By Carl Stagner

While many contemporary churches meet in spacious auditoriums and colossal tabernacles, the early church met together continually, wherever they could gather. As recorded in Acts 1, the apostles came together in the upstairs room of the house where they were staying. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Pastor Helen Brown-Mulima is leading an innovative house church whose impact reaches far beyond the Land of Enchantment. Continue reading

AU School of Theology Welcomes Kinnaman as Harp Professor

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The Anderson University School of Theology will welcome David Kinnaman as a Harp Professor in Residence in 2013. Kinnaman will be on the Anderson University campus Feb. 12 and 13. Continue reading