Late May reminders – Summer syllabi, Fall registration

May 30, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Students enrolled for Summer Semester

Please familiarize yourself with your syllabus if you haven’t already. Reading assignments are already underway for most courses, and assignments are already be due for some. If you haven’t already downloaded your syllabus, you will find it here.

Fall Semester Registration

Fall Semester registration is ongoing. If you are planning to take courses in the fall, you should connect with your academic advisor before registering. The course schedule is here. You may access pipeline for registration here.

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International Conference on Ephesus

May 29, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

On May 18-19th, twelve scholars gathered at Harding School of Theology to
discuss “Ephesus As a Religious Center under the Principate” (roughly the first three centuries of the Roman empire). The speakers included archaeologists and New Testament scholars from: Austria, New Zealand, and various parts of the United States. They gathered to present papers ranging from recent archaeological discoveries in Ephesus to various cultural features connected with Ephesus that illuminate elements of early Christianity.

The presenters and over 200 attendees gathered in honor of Dr. Richard Oster on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Oster, who has taught New Testament at Harding School of Theology since 1978, has focused much of his academic energies and publishing on materials related to Ephesus and authored the internationally acclaimed article from which the conference got its title. The proceedings of the conference are to be published in a book.

To honor Dr. Oster for his 65th birthday, you may donate a book to the Graves Memorial Library at HST in his honor. Click to order.

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Welcome, Ephesus Conference Visitors

May 17, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

HST is preparing to welcome visitors from around the world to the Ephesus Conference, honoring Professor Richard Oster on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

Information for Visitors to our Campus

  • Campus Map
  • Conference staff will be available throughout the conference at the concierge table in the Dr. W.B. West, Jr. Center to help make your HST experience complete. Conference programs, lists of local restaurants, and other helpful items are available at the table.
  • All conference presentations will be in the auditorium in the Dr. W.B. West, Jr. Center. Please feel free to visit the rest of our campus as well.
  • Refreshments will be served during breaks in the Student Lounge, which is just outside the auditorium.
  • The official Twitter hashtag for the Ephesus Conference is #EphCon. Use it wisely!
  • The L.M. Graves Memorial Library will be hosting a reception at 3:00 pm on Friday. Enjoy the Ephesus display, our restoration collection, and the Thomas Kinkade art collection, “Impressions of Israel”. Wi-fi is available in the library along with computers for public use. If you would like a tour, just ask.
  • There is ample parking on our campus. There is a small lot off the driveway as you enter from Cherry Road, and a larger lot behind the E. H. Ijams Administration Building (a.k.a. the mansion). Please respect reserved spaces.

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Graduation 2012 Photos

May 17, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Some of our photos from Gradutaion 2012 are now available in our photo archives. Enjoy!

Photo Archive

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Congratulations, Class of 2012!

May 11, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Congratulations to the Harding School of Theology Class of 2012. You’ve worked so hard to come to this day, and we’re proud of you! We’re excited to see how God will continue to use you to bless Christians and churches around the world.

Master of Arts

Jeremy Adam Anguish – East Texas Christian Academy
David M. Chalenburg – Vocational Ministry
William Stewart Denman, Jr. – Preaching/Teaching
Keith Elwin Gant – Sunset International Bible Institute, Singapore

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Winston Batino – Congregational Ministry
Robert C. Bliss, Jr. – Congregational Ministry
James H. Grose – Congregational Ministry
Kevin Eugene Holland – Congregational Ministry
Neil Landon Reynolds – Youth Ministry
Jason Andrew Swick – Campus Ministry

Master of Arts in Counseling

Fredrick Gillam, Jr.

Master of Divinity

David Clint Burnett – PhD Study
Jason Brett Dougherty – Dean of Students, OVU
Edgar Taylor Francis, Jr. – Southern Christian Home, Morrilton, AR
Eric Allen Hallett – Preaching Ministry
James Ray Mitchell – Library Science/Ministry
Keith Edwin Sheets, Jr. – Missions, Northern Scotland
Jonathan David Strasser – Missions, Tanzania
Cynthia Marie Turner – Military Chaplaincy
Chadwick Adrian Wagner – Missions, Tanzania

Doctor of Ministry

Clifford Lee Holladay – Congregational Ministry
Mark Kelcy Parker – Young Adult Ministry

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54th Annual Commencement is May 12th

May 8, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

The 54th Annual Commencement of Harding School of Theology will be held Saturday, May 12, at 10:00 in the W.B. West, Jr. center auditorium. The commencement speaker will be Bobby Lawson, minister with the Park Forest Church of Christ in Matteson, IL. We will celebrate with 22 graduates who are prepared for a variety of ministries including preaching, missions, counseling, education, military chaplaincy, and youth, campus, and young adult ministry. Congratulations to our graduates and their families!

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Winter 2012 Issue of The Bridge

April 23, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

The latest edition of HST’s quarterly newsletter is now online. This issue features an article by Mark Powell about the incarnation entitled “Love Embodied,” as well as news and updates about our faculty, our students, and our mission.
Winter 2012 Issue of The Bridge

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Textbook Services is Changing!!

April 10, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Beginning with the Summer 2012 Semester, HST will be directing students to purchase all required textbooks through Amazon.  We have recently added the TEXTBOOK link to the HST website menus which will help you order your textbooks through our Amazon program. HST will receive a percentage of the sale whenever you purchase your textbooks through this link. We will also receive a percentage on any other books you purchase after entering the site through our link.  For your convenience the TEXTBOOK link is in the top navigation bar of every page on the HST website.

Required textbooks with correct editions and ISBN’s will be listed under the Textbook Service tab. Once you enter Amazon through the HST link you may begin ordering by entering the ISBN for the books you wish to purchase.

HST will no longer operate an on site bookstore. This will be the only source we will be making available for students to purchase textbooks. If a professor requires a book Amazon does not carry the professor will provide instructions on where the book may be purchased.

It is not a requirement that you use Amazon to purchase your textbooks – If you choose to use Amazon we ask that you use our link.  Your purchase will benefit HST without affecting the price you pay for your book.  So, please support the home team!

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Seminar in Church Leadership Almost Here!

March 16, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

It’s not too late to sign up for this great class to help shepherds and other church leaders!

The Seminar in Shepherding and Congregational Leadership is a new and unique offering of the Harding School of Theology. Designed to deepen the leadership skills of church leaders in an intensive and interactive format, this seminar will explore spiritual authority, ministry to families, useful resources, addressing congregational conflict, becoming leaders who transform, and spiritual formation in churches.

Instructors for this team-taught course include:

  • Dr. Evertt W. Huffard
  • Linda K. Oxford, LCSW, LMFT
  • Dr. Ed Gray
  • Dr. Eddie Randolph
  • Dr. Carlus Gupton

The Seminar in Shepherding and Congregational Leadership will meet March 20-25 (Tuesday-Sunday) at the Harding School of Theology.

This is a graduate course for credit in all of our degree programs. Those in our Certificate in Spiritual Leadership program can enroll for a special price (information here). Because HST believes in strengthening church leadership, this class is available to non-credit attendees for only $300 tuition + $50 for resources.

We want couples to participate, so spouses can participate tuition free – they just need to pay the $50 resource fee. Each day, there will be a special break-out session just for the wives of elders and ministers.

Space is limited, so sign up to guarantee a place.

For more information contact Dr. Eddie Randolph at or 901-432-7724.

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Scholarship Applications for 2012-2113 Due March 1st

February 29, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Scholarship Applications for the 2012-2013 academic year are due March 1st!

Generous donors throughout the years have provided continuing and endowed scholarship funds to assist qualified students in their desire to train for greater service in God’s kingdom. Some of these gifts are designed to honor a loved one or a respected Christian leader. Some of the funds are established simply as a way to support those studying for ministry. All of the funds bring honor to God and encouragement to students.

It is important to note:

Scholarships are awarded for one academic year, which begins with the fall semester and ends with the summer semester. Continuing students must reapply each year by March 1 before the academic year assistance is sought. Applications received after this date will be considered if funds are available.

If you plan a take a course Fall 2012, Spring 2013, or Summer 2013 applications are due by Thursday, March 1, 2012. Complete your application now and mail, email, fax, or hand deliver it to the Admissions Office.

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