The Bridge, Spring 2016

May 27, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

In the Heart of Memphis

Harding School of Theology is in the heart of Memphis, and Memphis is in our hearts. In the Spring 2016 issue of The Bridge we cover some of the many ways HST is connected to Memphis, including:

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  • Dr. Kevin Shelby and the Family Institute of Tennessee help at-risk children.
  • Alumni such as Ron Wade, Marisol Biser, and Angela Rusk serve the community.
  • The Reverb Coffee Co. coffee truck brings our neighbors to campus.

All of this, as well as news and updates from students, faculty, and staff, in the Spring 2016 issue of The Bridge.

Don’t forget to go Across the Bridge for media content not included in the print edition as well as links to resources mentioned in this issue.

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Across the Bridge: Spring 2016

May 27, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

This issue of Across the Bridge expands articles and information from The Bridge, Spring 2016.

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Kevin Burr, Matt Carter, and Nathan and Stacey Myers at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HST Alum Dr. Rob O'Lynn at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HST Alum Nathan Myers at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HST Alum Dr. Ron Clark at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HST Alum Kevin Burr at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HU President and HST Alum Dr. Bruce McLarty, Graduation 2016
Dr. Howard Wright delivered the commencement address at graduation 2016
MA in Counseling graduates with Dr. Gray and Dr. Shelby
The HST Class of 2016
M.Div. student Jiwoo Ryu and Dr. Dave Bland
Librarian Bob Turner at the Donor Appreciation Lunch
Riley Pate expresses appreciation to donors on behalf of the student body
Game Night at the HST library during an intensive week
The Pie Auction raised over $11,000 for scholarships
Dr. Bill Bowen receives the 2016 Alumnus of the Year Award


Gaines, Steven T. “Speaking Reconstruction: Moving Beyond the Silence.” Memphis Massacre 1866. February 22, 2016, accessed May 27, 2016.

Grisso, Thomas. “Progress and Perils in the Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Movement.” Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law 35 (2007): 158-167. Accessed May 27, 2016.


The Exchange Club
Family Institute of Tennessee
Reverb Coffee Co.
Stone-Campbell Journal


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Presenting the HST Class of 2016

May 20, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

The Class of 2016

The Class of 2016

HST held her 58th annual commencement Saturday, May 16th, in the auditorium of the W.B. West, Jr. Education Center. We graduated 18 students who are serving or will serve as preachers, counselors, teachers, missionaries, youth ministers, campus ministers, and more.

Dr. Howard Wright of Atlanta, GA delivered the commencement address. Wright has served in ministry for 50 years and is on the Board of Trustees of Harding University. He urged the graduates to strive to know God better, to bring healing to broken people, and to love the work they do.

2016 Graduates

Master of Arts

Daniel Patrick Overton
James Matthew Stalvey

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Stephen Ray Bradshaw
Chais James DiMaggio
Robin Clint Gough
Timothy David Spain
Aaron J. Tremblay

Master of Arts in Counseling

Angela Kennedy Bath
Tiffany Noel France
Cynthia Leah Francis
Riley Benjamen Pate
Elizabeth Marie Vigus

Master of Divinity

Anthony Dale Gleghorn
Joseph Franklin Horton IV
Ross David Kellis
Ryan Replogle

Doctor of Ministry

Phillip Devin Swindle
Todd Nelson Truax

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