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The Bridge Winter 2017

February 16, 2017 | Written by Matt Carter

Mentoring

The Winter 2017 issue of The Bridge begins with reflections from Harding University President Dr. Bruce McLarty reflecting on nine lessons he learned as an HST student 35 years ago. The rest of the issue focuses on the value of mentoring in ministry. You’ll hear from young ministers about their experience being mentored, and from older ministers reflecting back on the value of mentoring in their lives.

As always, you will also hear news and notes about happenings on campus and on the work of our faculty, students, and staff.

Don’t forget to go Across the Bridge for media, links, and resources mentioned in and related to this issue of The Bridge.

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Across the Bridge Winter 2017

February 16, 2017 | Written by Matt Carter

Mentoring

Across the Bridge features expanded coverage of stories from the Winter 2017 issue of The Bridge.

If you know someone who may be a good fit for graduate studies at HST, please encourage them to attend our Virtual Open House, February 28, 3-4:30 central time.

Click here to read Caleb Dillinger’s review of Recapturing the Voice of God in Homiletic (Vol. 41, No. 2, 2016).

This video from the Annual Fall Dinner features three students mentioned in or writing for this issue, Caleb Dillinger, Macy Johnson, and Ananias Moses.

Books

If you purchase a book through these links, HST will receive a percentage of the sales price without affecting your purchase price.

Dr. Bland's Most Recent Books
Recommendations on Mentoring
Women in Ministry

As Macy said in the article, these books represent a variety of view points for a thorough study of the topic.

*Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, one of the books listed above, is available as a free .pdf download on this site.

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The Bridge, Fall 2016

November 28, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

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A new look! You’ll quickly notice that The Bridge has a new look for the Fall 2016 issue. You will also notice just as quickly that the content is still there to connect you to Harding School of Theology and keep you up to date on the important work being done here.

In this issue, you get articles from dean Dr. Allen Black, former dean Dr. Evertt W. Huffard, and M.Div. student Parker Bullard. You will also see updates from students, faculty, and staff. All of this and more in the Fall 2016 issue of The Bridge.

Don’t forget to go Across the Bridge for media content not included in the print edition as well as links to resources mentioned in this issue.

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Across the Bridge – Fall 2016

November 28, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

Across the Bridge features expanded coverage of stories from the Fall 2016 issue of The Bridge.

The Spring of Gihon

Dr. Huffard used the Spring of Gihon as a metaphor in his article. Here is a video tour of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the Pool of Siloam, and the Spring of Gihon.

Books


New Testament in the New World

Dr. Richard Oster and Bob Turner led a tour of Boston, Philadelphia, and New York, visiting museums featuring antiquities from the New Testament World. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

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Dr. Oster lectures in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Note the figure in the center with one foot on the globe. Ancient Romans did NOT think the world is flat!
Dr. Oster lectures in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art about meanads, mythological figures who appear in Euripides's The Bacchae, who inform current conversations about the status of women in antiquity.
Dr. Oster discusses a frieze in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Group shot showing the Boston skyline after a cruise on the Boston Harbor.

Links

Here are the links from throughout this issue of The Bridge.

  • For information on engaging culture with conviction and civility, Dr. Black recommends Darrell Bock’s “The Table” podcast (link) and the Centre for Public Christianity (link).
  • The Kerusso Experience is Harding’s week-long preacher training camp for ninth to twelfth grade boys (link).
  • Alum Erma Simpson founded The Hagar Center (link) to connect teen mothers with pre- and postnatal services.
  • Your gifts form our foundation. Thank you for your support. hst.edu/giving
  • Order through our Amazon store to support the school: use this link.

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W. S. Long Exhibit at HST Library

October 31, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

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The Library is currently hosting a modest exhibition of materials from the collection of W.S. (William Slaughter) Long, who preached in for the Union Avenue Church of Christ from 1946-1957. It features personal letters, late 19th-century photographs, and hand-written sermons. The materials on display represent the type of pieces contained in the larger collection in the archive.

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The materials will remain on display through the rest of the semester. Please come by and see these interesting pieces. Students, faculty, staff, and community guests are welcome to view the W.S. Long collection, in addition to any other documents in the archive, during all hours when the library is open.

The following is a prayer from a sermon Long preached during WWII:

long-bookThou God and Sovereign of all nations, Thou King of kings and Lord of hosts, in these perilous times, when all the powers of hate have been loosed to kill and to destroy, we pray that Thy Spirit through the Bible may steady the minds and guide the hearts of those who call themselves by thy name, acknowledging Thee as Father. We pray especially for the President of these United States, on whom has been laid heavy burdens and grave responsibilities, as he speaks for our country and to its people. Renew his strength as daily his burdens increase. Give him wisdom and understanding that cometh only from above. Show him Thy will in thy Bible. Out of the conflict of counsel may Thy voice come unto him saying, “This is the way- walk ye in it.” And as Thy will is revealed, increase his faith, so he may go forth in consciousness of having fulfilled the task committed to him. And we pray that he, with us shall seek above all things to honor and glorify Thee. Hasten the day when thy will may be done on earth as it is done in heaven; and that the rule of the spirit of brotherhood may live in the hearts of all peoples, so that all nations may dwell together in peace and unity- Amen.

Long’s obituary in the Gospel Advocate noted that he was active into his 80’s when health forced him to retire from an “extremely active ministry which covered a little more than sixty years of continuous preaching and teaching, during which time he perhaps preached more sermons, held more meetings, established more congregations, and helped to build more meetinghouses than any other one preacher in the brotherhood contemporary with his ministry.” (Gospel Advocate, vov. XCIX, no. 27, July 4, 1957, p. 430).

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E-books Now Available through HST Library

October 19, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

We are now part of a consortium called the Theological Libraries E-Book Lending Project. This is a collaborative effort of theological libraries to share resources. Through this database, students, faculty, and staff can choose from hundreds of e-books. If you are looking for one that isn’t there, just let us know. We love recommendations. Just send a note to Bob Turner to recommend a title for the collection.

To access the site, go to our Library page under “Find Books,” or simply click this link. You will need to use your Harding username and password when accessing the site from off campus.

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You will need Adobe Digital Editions, which is a free resource that can be downloaded here.

Enjoy!

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2016 Run for the Son set for October 1

August 8, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

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The 16th annual Run for the Son 5k will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:00 A.M. The race will begin at 8:00 A.M. The race will start/finish at Harding School of Theology (1000 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117). Participants may register for the race in advance or on race day. Registration is $12 in advance (online/by mail) or $15 on the day of the race. The registration fee includes participation in the race, an official race t-shirt, and a participant goody bag.

Run for the Son is sponsored by Harding School of Theology’s Advancement Office and Women for Harding. The purpose of this event is to raise scholarship funds for HST students. For more information, contact the HST Advancement Office at 901-432-7723 or by email. View the course map here: Run for the Son Course.

Please register online, by mail, or on the day of the race by any of the following methods:

(1) Complete the registration form (including the consent form on the back), and mail $12 (cash or check*) along with the registration form to the Advancement Office at 1000 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117.

(2) Complete an online race registration form and pay $12 online (credit card).

(3) Fill out the race registration form and pay $15 (cash or check*) on the day of the race.

*Please make checks payable to Harding School of Theology or HST.

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The Bridge, Spring 2016

May 27, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

In the Heart of Memphis

Harding School of Theology is in the heart of Memphis, and Memphis is in our hearts. In the Spring 2016 issue of The Bridge we cover some of the many ways HST is connected to Memphis, including:

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  • Dr. Kevin Shelby and the Family Institute of Tennessee help at-risk children.
  • Alumni such as Ron Wade, Marisol Biser, and Angela Rusk serve the community.
  • The Reverb Coffee Co. coffee truck brings our neighbors to campus.

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

Don’t forget to go Across the Bridge for media content not included in the print edition as well as links to resources mentioned in this issue.

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Across the Bridge: Spring 2016

May 27, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

This issue of Across the Bridge expands articles and information from The Bridge, Spring 2016.

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Kevin Burr, Matt Carter, and Nathan and Stacey Myers at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HST Alum Dr. Rob O'Lynn at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HST Alum Nathan Myers at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HST Alum Dr. Ron Clark at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HST Alum Kevin Burr at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
HU President and HST Alum Dr. Bruce McLarty, Graduation 2016
Dr. Howard Wright delivered the commencement address at graduation 2016
MA in Counseling graduates with Dr. Gray and Dr. Shelby
The HST Class of 2016
M.Div. student Jiwoo Ryu and Dr. Dave Bland
Librarian Bob Turner at the Donor Appreciation Lunch
Riley Pate expresses appreciation to donors on behalf of the student body
Game Night at the HST library during an intensive week
The Pie Auction raised over $11,000 for scholarships
Dr. Bill Bowen receives the 2016 Alumnus of the Year Award

Articles

Gaines, Steven T. “Speaking Reconstruction: Moving Beyond the Silence.” Memphis Massacre 1866. February 22, 2016, accessed May 27, 2016.

Grisso, Thomas. “Progress and Perils in the Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Movement.” Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law 35 (2007): 158-167. Accessed May 27, 2016.

Websites

The Exchange Club
Family Institute of Tennessee
HopeWorks
Reverb Coffee Co.
Stone-Campbell Journal
Wraparound

Books

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Presenting the HST Class of 2016

May 20, 2016 | Written by Matt Carter

The Class of 2016

The Class of 2016

HST held her 58th annual commencement Saturday, May 16th, in the auditorium of the W.B. West, Jr. Education Center. We graduated 18 students who are serving or will serve as preachers, counselors, teachers, missionaries, youth ministers, campus ministers, and more.

Dr. Howard Wright of Atlanta, GA delivered the commencement address. Wright has served in ministry for 50 years and is on the Board of Trustees of Harding University. He urged the graduates to strive to know God better, to bring healing to broken people, and to love the work they do.

2016 Graduates

Master of Arts

Daniel Patrick Overton
James Matthew Stalvey

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Stephen Ray Bradshaw
Chais James DiMaggio
Robin Clint Gough
Timothy David Spain
Aaron J. Tremblay

Master of Arts in Counseling

Angela Kennedy Bath
Tiffany Noel France
Cynthia Leah Francis
Riley Benjamen Pate
Elizabeth Marie Vigus

Master of Divinity

Anthony Dale Gleghorn
Joseph Franklin Horton IV
Ross David Kellis
Ryan Replogle

Doctor of Ministry

Phillip Devin Swindle
Todd Nelson Truax

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