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Bob Turner, a librarian at Harding School of Theology, participated in an unprecedented gathering of archivists, librarians, and historians from all three historical streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement: the Churches of Christ, the Christian Churches and churches of Christ, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Focused on the “Pedagogy of the Archive,” the twenty colloquy participants came from across the country to spend three days in March in Dallas, TX, developing innovative strategies for teaching with historical documents and artifacts from the Stone-Campbell Movement. Topics included the importance of digitization and websites for teaching rare historical materials, and the colloquy concluded with creation of a new online Stone-Campbell Teaching Archive. This digital repository includes instructional images and related tips for teaching the history of the Stone-Campbell Movement, with artifacts from all the traditions and institutions represented at the colloquy.

Colloquy on the Pedagogy of the Archive

Colloquy on the Pedagogy of the Archive

Turner said that he felt privileged to be a part of the conversation and that, “it was good to represent Harding and our significant historical collections.” Regarding the the Stone-Campbell Teaching Archive, he noted its potential by saying, “We have such a rich history. Hopefully this will be a place where we can tell our story in a way that gives voice to all three streams of our tradition. I’m very excited about the future of this project.”

Participants in the colloquy plan an online conference this summer to discuss additional initiatives to support teaching and greater appreciation of the Stone-Campbell movement.

The Colloquy on the Pedagogy of the Archive was supported by a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, which is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and located at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

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HST Adds Distance Option for MA in Counseling

March 14, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

Students attend class from around the world.

Students attend class from around the world.

Beginning Fall 2016, HST will offer the MA in Counseling and the Certificate in Church Counseling programs to distance students through our streaming live interactive classroom (SLIC). As a distance student, you will remotely attend weekly classes that meet on campus along with local students. You will participate in live class discussions (in real time) along with students in a physical classroom.

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Therapy is as much a performing art as it is a social science. Our live streaming format lets us help you develop your therapeutic performance.

– Dr. Kevin Shelby

SLIC uses an online platform that allows you to interact with professors and students more frequently than with traditional online formats. With SLIC, you are on a screen at the front of the class visible to the students and professor. On your monitor at home, you see the classroom as well as the other distance students. When you speak in class, the camera is situated so that the local students are looking right at you, making virtual eye contact. This allows for more nuanced communication as both you and your classmates can see facial expressions and other body language. Responding to a professor’s questions and illustrations or asking your own questions about classroom material is essentially like being in the room.

As a distance student, you are also able to participate in classroom leadership. For example, in many counseling courses students research a topic and present their findings in the classroom. You are able to present slides and videos to the class just as the local students do, receiving immediate feedback from both peers and the professor. Live interaction and immediate feedback allow the professor to help you build the relational skills you need to effectively engage your clients.

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Classes meet for a three-hour block of time one day each week on our regular HST schedule. You are present and engaged for the entire class period.

The MA in Counseling includes four one-week-intensive classes on our Memphis campus. This is a total of four weeks in Memphis over the course of your program.

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The Bridge – Winter 2016

March 1, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

…show honor to those you should honor. (Romans 13.7)

Drs. Evertt and Ileene Huffard

Drs. Evertt and Ileene Huffard

A thread running throughThe Bridge, Winter 2016 is honoring those to whom we owe honor.
HST honors:

  • Missionaries. Read David Allen’s reflections on the sabbatical semester he and his family enjoyed at HST.
  • Preachers. Dr. Allen Black wrote about the “extraordinarily difficult task” preachers have serving as a local theologian.
  • Drs. Evertt and Ileene Huffard. HST honored the Huffards at the 2015 Leadership Council Dinner for their lives of global service to the kingdom.

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

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Across the Bridge – Winter 2016

March 1, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

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The Huffard Family
Huffard Dinner
Drs. Evertt and Ileene Huffard
HST Girls' Night Out
Asian Missions Sabbatical: The Allen Family
David and Michelle Allen


Websites:

Dr. Gray’s 12 Conversations for Leaders who Last

The American Academy of Religion

The Society of Biblical Literature

Books:

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HST Offices Closed Friday, 1/22 – Library Open

January 22, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

HST offices are closed today (Friday, 1/22) due to inclement weather. The library will be open.

There are already many accidents due to icy road conditions, and the Memphis Public Works Department advises the public to stay off the roads.

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2016 Pie Auction Set for January 30

January 19, 2016 | Written by Rachel Denzin

Pie Edge

The annual Harding School of Theology Advancement Office and Women for Harding’s Pie Auction is Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds from this fun-filled event provide scholarships for HST students. The auction will take place at the Church of Christ at White Station (1106 Colonial Road, Memphis, TN). Tickets are $10, and they may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets call 901-432-7723.

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The Bridge Fall 2015

November 23, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

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Don Meredith


The Power of the Spirit

As a subscriber to The Bridge, you are a part of a community that goes around the world. Whether you are an alumnus, a donor, a friend, or all three, we appreciate your interest in working with us to equip Christian leaders for a lifetime of service.

In The Bridge Fall 2015:

  • The theme for the HST academic year 2015-2016 is The Power of the Spirit. Read the theme article by Dr. Mark E. Powell.
  • HST Librarian Don Meredith honored by HU College of Bible and Ministry as 2015 Outstanding Alumnus.
  • Meet Lewis Scholars Caleb Dillinger and Macy Johnson and the Student Association Officers.
  • Lance Hawley and Old Testament Studies at HST
  • The HST alumni luncheon at the Harding Lectureship
  • As always, you will hear good news from faculty, students, and alumni that will give you hope and joy at the work God is doing among us.

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Across the Bridge Fall 2015

November 23, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

This issue of Across the Bridge expands articles and information from The Bridge, Fall 2015.


HST welcomes Lance Hawley to the Bible department. Hawley will be teaching Old Testament and Hebrew language courses. Hawley featured (along with Bob Turner and Kevin Shelby) in a recent video sent to HST alumni and shown at the HST Alumni Luncheon at the recent Harding Lectureship. Get to know him and Dr. Shelby!


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HST congratulates Dr. Dave Bland on the publication of his new book, Proverbs and the Formation of Character, available here from Amazon.

Bland has written extensively on the book of Proverbs and teaches a course titled “Wisdom Literature and Character Formation for Congregations” (syllabus) in the HST Doctor of Ministry program. As a part of that course, Bland created short videos outlining some of the Proverbs as they relate to an issue in character formation. Here is his video on Gluttony.


Meet the HST Student Association


Books and resources

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See Greece and Ephesus with Dr. Huffard

November 23, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

Tour Greece and Ephesus with Evertt W. Huffard! May 28 – June 6

Huffard-05-webA tour of Greece, a land rich in classical and biblical history, will forever change how you read Acts. Visiting the cities of Philippi, Thessalonica, Athens, Corinth, Crete, and Ephesus gives new insights into the world in which Paul preached the Gospel. Add the beautiful vistas, wonderful Greek food, and times for spiritual reflection to the itinerary and you create memories for a life-time.

Click for details, including itinerary, price, and a registration form.

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The New Testament in the New World – A Tour with Oster and Turner

November 10, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

The New Testament in the New World

A Culturally-Savvy Tour of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia
with Richard Oster and Bob Turner

Join us on a tour of three of America’s most beloved cities: Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. These bustling centers have more than just taxi cabs, famous streets, historic buildings, and greasy food. They also boast museums with some of the most important ancient artifacts in the world, which will help you understand the New Testament like never before. But this tour won’t just drop you off in a massive museum and leave you to make sense of it. Instead, you’ll be led by New Testament guru Richard Oster. He has spent his career studying the ways that various coins, inscriptions, and statues illuminate the message of Scripture.

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Sounds great, right? But not sure you (or your significant other) want to spend a whole week in museums? No problem. We’ll also see each city by bus, take in a Broadway show, offer free time for shopping, and feast on the cuisine that has helped make each city famous. Now that’s an offer you can’t refuse.

Highlights include:

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We’ll fly out on Monday, May 23rd and have you back by Sunday, May 29th. The cost is still being determined.

For more details or to be added to a mailing list for the tour, email Bob Turner.

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