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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

Randy Harris to Speak at West Lectures October 19

October 14, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

Randy HarrisRandy Harris, HST alum and instructor at Abilene Christian University, will be the featured speaker at the 2014 W.B. West Lectures. The lectures are Sunday evening October 19 in the auditorium of the W. B. West, Jr. Center at Harding School of Theology.

The West Lectures are an annual event focused on each year’s theme. The 2014-2015 HST theme is “A Life of Prayer”, which makes Harris a natural fit for the program. His lessons are:

  • 7:00 Knowing God: St. John of the Cross Meets Dallas Willard
  • 8:00 Postmodern Christian Mysticism???

Harris will share dialogue with HST students on Monday, then speak at our 11:00 chapel assembly.

All events are free. The Sunday lectures and Monday chapel are open to the public.

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Dr. Allen Black is the speaker for convocation, which will be August 25th at 7:00 in the auditorium. Convocation is the official gathering to begin the academic year at HST®. Convocation focuses on the annual theme, which for 2014-2015 is “A Life of Prayer”. Dr. Black’s presentation is “Devoted to Prayer: The Life of Prayer in Luke-Acts”. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Black (Ph.D., Emory University) is professor of New Testament at HST and has been on faculty for 30 years. He teaches the Gospels, Peter’s epistles, and Hebrews, as well as Greek language courses and Advanced New Testament Exegesis. His recent areas of research include family issues in the New Testament such as marriage and divorce and same sex attraction.

Dr. Black loves to spend time with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren, and to play racquetball.

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Asian and Latin American Sabbaticals Fall 2014

July 29, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

Kok Bin Ong and Guadalupe Mayo on campus this fall

kok-bin-ong-estherKok Bin Ong and his wife Esther are the 2014 recipients of the Hogan-Cate Asian Missions grant. They come from the Church of Christ in Seremban, Malaysia where he has preached since 1988. They come with a wealth of ministry experience and are highly respected as great servants of God. They have three grown children. This sabbatical will give him an opportunity to “recharge his batteries” in a context where he can enjoy fellowship, have access to a great library, audit several classes and do some writing.

Learn more about the Hogan-Cate Asian Missions Sabbatical.

guadalupe-mayoGuadalupe Mayo is the recipient of the 2014 Latin American Missions grant. He has a degree in Industrial Psychology and is a 2006 graduate of Baxter Institute in Honduras. He has been the director of the education program at the Kennedy Church of Christ in Tegucigalpa since 2005 and Director of Practical Ministry and Student Life at Baxter Institute since 2007. Lenin Munguia, a recent graduate of HST, says “he works tirelessly on behalf of the cause of Christ.” He is here to see what it would take to start a counseling program to address the spiritual and emotional needs of brothers and sisters in his community; to gain new perspectives for his ministry; and be an advocate for Latin American missions. His wife, Patti, is in the last year of medical school, and could not join him. They have a 2-year old son, Isai.

Learn more about the Latin American Missions Sabbatical.

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HST Announces Church Audit Courses for Fall 2014

July 23, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

HST is offering two valuable church audit courses for Fall 2014. Church audit courses are one way that HST serves local churches. This program blesses congregations which support the school with at least $1200/year ($100/month). Members of these congregations may audit select courses each semester for $25 per course. That’s right – members of these supporting churches can attend the same graduate courses as credit students and learn from world class professors for next to nothing!

An auditor takes a course, but does not receive credit. Some auditors will read all of the assigned texts and even take the exams, others will simply come to the class meetings to hear the lectures.

Dr. C. Philip SlateGlobal Evangelism: Dr. C. Philip Slate
Monday, 6-8:45 pm, August 18 – December 8.

This course provides an introduction to historical, biblical, and cultural aspects of worldwide evangelism, with the purposes of both preparing individuals for service as missionaries and assisting sending churches in their tasks. This includes a survey of principles, methods and practical aspects of developing and maintaining a missions ministry in a local church. Recommended especially for missions committee members.

allen.black.2Gospel of John: Dr. Allen Black
Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:45, August 19 – December 9.

This course involves students in the exegesis of the English text of the Gospel of John, with emphasis on major theological themes of John’s account of Jesus’ ministry and death.

How do I participate?

To help your congregation join this program, contact the Advancement Office at HSTadvancement@hst.edu or by calling 901-761-1355.

Click here to register for a course.

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Steve Davis: The Happiness Test

June 30, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

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Katie, Lyne, and Steve Davis

Steve Davis earned the M.Th. degree in 1982 from what was then Harding University Graduate School of Religion. He served churches as a minister and a youth minister and taught for 20 years at Redland Christian School and Tropical Christian School in Miami, Florida. In September, 2013, Steve was killed in a car wreck which left daughter Katie seriously injured. Recently, Steve’s wife Lyne, along with Katie, dropped by HST. Lyne wanted to share her appreciation for the experience they had at HST and her appreciation for how their time here in Memphis prepared them for ministry in ways that neither she nor Steve ever expected.

She also left with us the last article that Steve wrote, and gave us permission to share it with our online community. Here is Steve Davis’ The Happiness Test.

HST Class of 2014

May 21, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

Congratulations to the 28 members of the class of 2014! May God bless you in all that you do.

Master of Arts

James Paul Calhoun
Vinson Lee Edwards
Brent Andrew Moody
Chester White Rutledge II

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Russell William Edward Biser
Hamil Rahman Harris
Marisa C. Savage
Justin White

Master of Arts in Counseling

Rachel Carol Allen
Kevin Lonn Baker
John Russell Berger
Stephannie Anita Davis
Anne Cecile Floyd
Karis Danielle Loberg

Master of Divinity

Hamilton D. Archibald
Wesley Grant Azbell III
James Nathan Becknell
Garrett Evan Best
Anna Rebecca Rose Borchers
Kevin Brian Burr
David Gregory Buskirk
Jeremy Scott Daggett
Andrew Gregory Frazier
Jason Wade Manning
Lenin Francisco Munguia B.
Daniel Patrick Overton
Andrew David Phillips
John Clinton Riggan

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56th Annual Commencement May 17, 10:00

May 9, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

Harding School of Theology will graduate twenty-eight students at the 56th Annual Commencement. The ceremony is Saturday, May 17th, at 10:00 in the Auditorium of the W.B. West, Jr. Center on the HST campus.

Dr. Jim Martin, Vice-President of Harding School of Theology, will deliver the commencement address. Dr. Harold Redd, minister at the Midtown Church of Christ in Memphis will address the graduates on behalf of the Harding University Board of Trustees. Dr. David Burks, Chancellor of Harding University, will confer the degrees.

Join HST in honoring our graduates and praying God’s blessings on their lives and their Christian service.

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New Digital Archive Makes Hazelip’s Sermons Available Online

April 29, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

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Dr. Harold Hazelip, Dean of Harding School of Theology 1972-1986, taught courses in preaching, theology, missions, and ministry. His ministry spread far and wide as he preached on radio and TV programs, such as Herald of Truth (1972-1992), for over 30 years and wrote many articles for 21st Century Christian, Upreach, and other journals.

Hazelip served as President (1986-1997) and Chancelor (1997-2007) and is now President Emeritus of Lipscomb University. He also serves as Minister of Christian Formation at the Harpeth Hills Church of Christ.

The Harold Hazelip Sermon Archive provides free access to every sermon that Hazelip preached at the Highland Street Church of Christ in Memphis from 1972-1985. This collection of over 500 sermons is a modest, yet significant, portion of Hazelip’s legacy of ministry. Click to listen to these sermons.

Access to this collection was made possible by Dr. Miley Walker, Harding School of Theology, and Highland Church of Christ.

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HST to Honor Lewis on his 95th Birthday

March 12, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

Dr. Jack P. Lewis

Dr. Jack P. Lewis

March 22, 2014, HST will honor Dr. Jack P. Lewis on the occasion of his 95th birthday at our annual Leadership Council Dinner. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden.

Our special guest speaker will be Randy Harris, and a video of Lewis’ colleagues and special friends will be shown. Lewis’ books will be available for purchase at the dinner.

Lewis has set the standard for academic excellence at HST. Born in Texas, he attended Abilene Christian University and Sam Houston State Teachers’ College and earned Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University and Hebrew Union College. He has received numerous fellowship grants and was the Thayer Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, in 1967-68 and Senior Fellow there in 1983-84. Lewis taught Bible courses at Harding University and HST for 50 years. He has served in local work with churches in Texas, Rhode Island and Kentucky and continues to serve as an elder of the White Station Church of Christ in Memphis.

The goal of the dinner honoring Lewis is to raise $95,000. One half of the amount raised will be added to the Lewis Scholars Endowed Scholarship fund, which provides for students designated as Lewis Scholars. The other half will be added to the annual scholarship fund for currently enrolled students. Please show your appreciation to Dr. Lewis with a gift to HST of $95. Send your gift to:

HST Advancement
1000 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117

You may also make an online pledge.

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