Spring 2012 Classes begin January 17

December 20, 2011 | Written by Matt Carter

Spring 2012 classes begin Tuesday, January 17.

Monday classes will not meet on the 16th as HST honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Note the adjusted times for Monday classes to make up for the missed day.

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HST Honors Leon Sanderson

December 20, 2011 | Written by Matt Carter

Each year at the Annual Leadership Council Dinner, HST honors an alumnus for their faithfulness in ministry. On October 8, 2011, HST paid tribute to Dr. Leon Sanderson.

Leon received his BA in Speech from Harding University in 1956. He received a BS in Church Music from the University of Memphis in 1959. He received his MRE, MDiv, and DMin from Harding School of Theology in 1963, 1998, and 2007. Leon has served congregations in Alabama and Tennessee for over 50 years.

The majority of his ministry in Memphis was in the Park Avenue, Highland, and White Station congregations. He directed the chorus at Harding Academy from 1959 to 1961 and taught there from 1976 to 1987.

You may see the video tribute presented at the event here or watch part 1 of 3 below.

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Fall 2011 Bridge

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

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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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Guthrie to speak at West lectures

October 25, 2011 | Written by Sheila Owen


The Student Association of HST invites you to join us for the Annual W. B. West Lectures for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship, presented at HST by Dr. George Guthrie on Nov. 3-4, 2011.

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.


Speaker: George H. Guthrie, professor of Bible at Union University

When: Thursday, November 3rd, 7pm-9:15pm (perhaps longer for Q/A)

Where: W.B. West Building Auditorium (on HST’s campus)

Schedule of Events:
-6:30pm-7:00pm Arrive
-7:00pm-7:45pm Lecture #1 “But We See Jesus”: Incarnation & the Tensions of Life (Hebrews 2:5-9)
-7:45pm-8:00pm Break
-8:00pm-8:45pm Lecture #2 “He Partook of the Same”: Incarnation & the Meaning of Life (Hebrews 2:10-18)
-8:45pm-9:15pm(?) Question and Answer

Please arrive early! There will be coffee, water, and cookies provided.

Email Student Association President Jr Sheets at ksheets1@harding.edu with any questions.

About Dr. Guthrie: (http://www.georgehguthrie.com/)

Dr. George Guthrie serves as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of  Bible at Union University in Jackson, TN.  As a student of the New Testament and Koine Greek, he is the author of numerous articles and seven books, including, The Structure of Hebrews: A Textlinguistic Analysis (Supplements to Novum Testamentum, 73.  Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1994; republished by Baker Books in 1998), Biblical Greek Exegesis (Co-authored with J. Scott Duvall, Zondervan), the NIV Application Commentary: Hebrews, and Illustrated Bible  Backgrounds Commentary: Hebrews.

Dr. Guthrie has participated in translation projects, such as the revision of The New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on the Holman Christian Standard Bible, the New Century Version, and the English Standard Version.  He has also served for five years as a co-chair of the Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics Section of SBL, has served on the Executive Committee of the Institute for Biblical Research, and has served on the editorial board for Sheffield’s JSNTS monograph series.

At Union University he has led in the establishment of, and serves as Senior Fellow in, the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church.  Dr. Guthrie holds both the Ph.D. and the M.Div. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


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Banned Books Week Celebrated

September 29, 2011 | Written by Matt Carter

As part of the annual Banned Books Week, the HST library displayed various books that had been banned at some point in history. “We focused this year on banned theological books,” says Bob Turner, circulation librarian. Titles included works by such influential Christian thinkers as John Calvin, Martin Luther, and Hans Küng. The display also acknowledges non-Christian authors, such as Charles Darwin and Aristotle, whose banned books have played important roles in theological discussions.

Poster design: Darin Little

Carter Tapped as Admissions Director

September 26, 2011 | Written by Matt Carter

Matt Carter has been named Director of Admissions at HST effective November 1. “His love for the school and passion for the growth of the kingdom will fit well with our mission,” noted Dr. Evertt W. Huffard, VP/Dean.

Matt returns to his alma mater after sixteen years in ministry. His most recent ministry was as lead church planter in Chapel Hill, NC. He has extensive campus ministry background, including nine years as campus minister for Cats for Christ at Kansas State University and campus ministry intern at the University of Memphis.

In addition to his master of divinity degree from HST, Matt earned a bachelor of music (education) degree from the University of Georgia.

Matt is married to Felicia and they have three school-aged children.

Carter replaces Mark Parker, who is moving to a new ministry at the Grand Central Church of Christ in Vienna, WV.

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Join HST at Global Missions Conference

September 15, 2011 | Written by Matt Carter

Join Harding School of Theology faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends at the Global Missions Conference October 19-22 in Dallas. HST will host an interest group meeting during the Thursday 4:30 slot. This is an inspiring conference for those who have, are or will be serving in missions and for those interested in supporting international missionaries.

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Campus Preview Sept 22 at 3:00

September 13, 2011 | Written by Matt Carter

Prospective students are invited to preview Harding School of Theology September 22, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Registration is requested at hst.edu/preview. 

The event includes campus tours, dinner with faculty members, and a classroom experience. 

Students applying for admission at the event will have the $40 application fee waived. 

Learn more, view the schedule, and register at hst.edu/preview.

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Summer 2011 issue of The Bridge

September 12, 2011 | Written by Sheila Owen

The newest issue of HST’s quarterly newsletter is now available: Bridge Summer 2011

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