Category: The Bridge
May 30, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter
Inside the Spring 2013 issue of The Bridge:
- HST’s mission statement declares that we challenge Christian leaders to deeper faith in God and higher standards of ministry and scholarship. Why do we pursue scholarship? What is the value of graduate theological training? Why should anyone embrace the rigor, expense, and duration of HST’s degree programs?
This issue of The Bridge explores these questions from the perspective of faculty, alumni, and students.
- HST honors Dr. David B. Burks on his retirement as president of Harding University ending a 26-year ministry in that role
- Dr. Rodney Plunket named Alumnus of the Year
- Updates on events and happenings on campus
- Resources for a deeper exploration of topics mentioned in The Bridge
Read or download The Bridge: Spring 2013.
Go Across the Bridge to learn more about the topics of this issue.
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March 1, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter
Each student at HST shares a common story. Each comes to HST to drink deeply from God’s word in preparation for – and often in the middle of – a lifetime of service.
But each student also has an individual story. God gifts our students in different ways, and gives them a passion for various ministry callings. Many are preparing to preach in a congregation. Others are passionate about mission work, counseling, or youth or campus ministry. This issue of The Bridge sheds a little light on scholars, missionaries, and leaders.
December 5, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter
The Fall 2012 issue of The Bridge is now online!
In this issue…
Our graduates give back to HST at about three times the national average. Director of Advancement Larry Arick asked some of our alumni to briefly express why, with so many needs in the world, they continue to give to HST. You’ll read some of their responses in the Fall 2012 issue of The Bridge.
Pictured: Makoto Tateno (M.Div., 2011)
Dr. Evertt W. Huffard, HST Dean, has been in Africa twice this semester. In August he spoke on the frontiers of leadership in Africa at the Africans Claiming Africa conference. In October and November he taught a missions class for students from Harding University at the Namwianga Mission in Zambia. Read his insight from these two experiences.
Two scholars spent time this semester doing research in the HST library’s large collection of missio material related to the churches of Christ. Among these materials are mission reports, institutional newsletters, area missions histories, and theses written at HST.
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September 5, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter
The Summer 2012 issue of The Bridge is now online! This issue highlights the theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, “Lord of All Nations”. Since Jesus is Lord of All Nations, His church is also made up of people from all nations.
This issue features sketches of multi-ethnic congregations and an overview of HST’s global context and teaching. We also acknowledge the class of 2012, and we honor Dean Emeritus Bill Flatt with an endowment to carry on his legacy of training Christian counselors.
Read the Summer 2012 Bridge here.
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July 2, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter
At the Spiritual Growth Workshop in Orlando, FL, this weekend, several people visited our table and mentioned articles from the most recent Bridge. We always appreciate hearing from readers and we pray that this issue is a blessing as well.
The Spring 2012 issue of The Bridge is now available online. This issue features information about the new Master of Arts in Ministerial Counseling degree, Alumnus of the Year Ed Short, counseling alum Marisol Rosas-Biser, and other news and articles about life on campus. Read it here.
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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December 14, 2011 | Written by Matt Carter
The latest edition of HST’s quarterly newsletter is now online. This issue features an article by Allen Black and Eddie Randolph about the incarnation as well as news and updates about our faculty, our students, and our mission. Bridge Fall 2011
September 12, 2011 | Written by Sheila Owen
The newest issue of HST’s quarterly newsletter is now available: Bridge Summer 2011
June 28, 2011 | Written by The Bridge
Dr. Evertt W. Huffard
In Memphis, as in so many cities along the Mississippi River, the bridges across the river have historical, cultural, and economic impact, not only locally but also nationally. The Memphis bridges have connected East and West for over a century. Repairs or accidents on one of the bridges create immediate problems and remind us of how much we depend on them. They have been there so long we easily forget the sacrifice and labor of the bridge builders.
Several months ago we all decided to rename our bulletin The Bridge for reasons far beyond, but not unrelated to, our calling Memphis home. This school has served as a bridge in so many ways. For some of us who came here right out of undergraduate school, it was a bridge into ministry and adult life. For those who came here after some years of ministry, it was a bridge to a different level of ministry. For the second-career students, it was a bridge into full-time ministry.
Possibly the most obvious bridge one would expect from a graduate school like HUGSR spans our ignorance and knowledge—of the Word, ourselves, and the world. Feature articles in each issue of The Bridge will reflect on the bridges which must be built between the following: now and eternity, the Word and the human heart, the text and the world, the Old and New Testament, our heritage and present piety, the church and contemporary culture, each other in the church, and Greek to ministry.
Two millennia ago a new order was given that we will continue to live under until the Lord returns again. As Christ has become our bridge, so our living message of Christ is a bridge and our purpose is to build that bridge. We devote ourselves to building the kingdom with God’s help and to His glory. In doing, so we become bridges of God to our neighbors, to another generation, and to people of other nations.
All of this is from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he committed to us the message of reconciliation.
(2 Corinthians 5:18-19)
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