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West Lectures by Randy Harris Available Online

October 22, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

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The 2014 West Lectures delivered by Randy Harris are now available to listen online or download.

Knowing God: St. John of the Cross Meets Dallas Willard

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Convocation Lesson by Dr. Allen Black

August 26, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

Dr. Allen Black speaks at Convocation August 25, 2014

Dr. Allen Black spoke to our assembled students, faculty, staff, families, and guests for convocation for the 2014-2015. Our theme for the year is “A Life of Prayer”, and Dr. Black’s lesson was “Devoted to Prayer: The Life of Prayer in Luke-Acts”.

Dr. Huffard’s Introduction:

Dr. Black’s Presentation:

Steven Gaines’ Comments:


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Gupton Site Helps Church Leaders Live and Lead More Effectively

April 11, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter

Dr. Carlus Gupton

Dr. Carlus Gupton

Church leaders need help finding the best resources as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Ministers build libraries not as a hobby but to have the right tools in hand when needed. Elders, deacons and ministry leaders may not acquire big collections but still often need help finding the best titles on various subjects.

Often, however, it is difficult to find the right tool. With so many books in print, how do you choose the best one? How does this one compare to that one? Is there a guide? Also, time is at a premium. It may take hours to read through the online reviews, and Amazon’s recommendations may be unrelated to your needs. What about expense? If you find the right text, where is the best deal?

That is why Dr. Carlus Gupton, adjunct professor at HST, prepared

WHAT IS LIFEANDLEADERSHIP.COM? is an annotated, interactive guide to church leadership resources. More than 100 ministry resource guides are organized by topic. Each guide contains a categorized menu of books and resources, often in recommended order, with thumbnail descriptions and links to separate book pages for each title. Each book Living and Leading page features a summary and comparison to similar resources, followed by the publisher’s information and author biography. It displays a picture of the book and direct links to several online bookstores for comparison shopping. The book pages are also cross-referenced to related resources. is not a blog on the latest and greatest titles. It is current and, in most cases, will list the newer books. The purpose is not so much to feature new books as to categorize them for honest comparison with others on the same subjects. Also, the site does not review in the technical sense. It briefly summarizes and reflects on the practical benefit of each title. Finally, the site is not the final answer to every church leadership need.

Gupton says, “I do not have all the answers, but I am good at knowing where to go for what. The site puts this information into a usable format. If it helps leaders to be more effective and confident, it serves its purpose.”

How to Use (detailed instructions):
Videos on Using (including mobile use):

This post is an abridged form of an article in the Winter 2013 issue of The Bridge, HST’s quarterly newsletter. You may read the full text of this and other articles and subscribe to The Bridge electronically here.

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HST Honors Dr. Bill Flatt

November 15, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

HST honored Dr. Bill Flatt for his lifetime of service at a dinner September 15 in Memphis. He served the school as registrar and dean from 1970 to 1999. As dean, he promoted new degrees as the foundation for our counseling program. You may see the video honoring Dr. Flatt on our Youtube channel.

To honor Dr. Flatt we have established the Flatt Ministry of Counseling Endowment. This fund will provide tuition grants for students seeking a degree in counseling and professional enrichment grants for counseling professors. Our goal is $100,000. If you have been blessed by Flatt and would like to honor him with a gift, you can send it by mail to HST, or you can make a gift online at

If you or your church has been blessed by a faculty or staff member or one of our more than 1,100 graduates, you can make a gift in their honor to the Harding School of Theology Annual Scholarship Fund. Please consider adding HST to your financial planning. Harding University has arranged for you to benefit from the free services of PhilanthroCorp, a nationally known Christian firm. If you have any questions, please email Larry Arick at or call at 901-432-7727.

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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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West Lectures Online

December 1, 2011 | Written by Matt Carter

The 2011 W. B. West, Jr., Lectures presented November 3-4 by the Student Association, are now online. Dr. George Guthrie spoke Thursday evening, graciously visited with faculty and students in an informal conversation Friday morning, and spoke in Chapel on Friday. Dr. Guthrie is the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and works closely with the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church.

Click to watch and listen.

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