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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

Don Meredith

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.

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 The Bridge.

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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!


bland-book

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

When you buy anything from Amazon through this link, a small percentage of the sales price comes to HST at no additional cost to you. Please consider supporting the school in this way whenever you shop at Amazon. To reach the link, you may also click “Textbooks” in the top navigation tab from any page on our web site.

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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:

Downloadable Flyer

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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Where did all those books come from?

October 22, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

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When students walk into our library, one of the first things they see is a table for New Books. Without question, more books get checked out from here than from any other shelf. But you might wonder how they got there. What is the process for adding books to the library? Who decides what to buy?

It might be argued that average libraries build collections, good libraries offer services, and great libraries create community. While the aim of a library is to create community, there must be some sort of content that draws that community together. That is the role of a library collection.

The selection of books is essential to the life of the library and the institution. At HST, Head Librarian Don Meredith oversees collection development. Our specialized collection focuses on works in the fields of study of our students and faculty. We also collect items related to our church heritage.

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Meredith builds his orders through a number of strategies, including the more common (publisher’s catalogs, used book lists, and faculty/student recommendations), in addition to the rewarding, but less common (browsing the footnotes of every journal and major reference work that comes into the library). This is a significant process, which ensures that every title has been hand-selected for the way that it fits into the larger mission of serving students, faculty, and researchers.

Last year we accessioned (librarian-speak for added to our collection) nearly 2,000 new books. And by books, we mean the kind with a front and back with pages made of paper (“It’s not all online” – Don Meredith). That number includes 193 books that were donated by friends of the library. We also checked out over 7,500 books, and scanned/emailed 13,000 pages of material from them to distance education students.

Theological-liraries-month-chapel-meredith-(13)-webUnlike many other disciplines of study, theological and biblical studies rely on many works that are decades or even centuries old. I wouldn’t want a doctor to take out my gall bladder relying on a textbook that was fifty years old! But you can’t study theology without reading the ancient writers. In fact, our primary book is two thousand years old!

– Don Meredith

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Theme for the 2015-2016 Academic Year: The Power of the Spirit

September 23, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

(read the theme article here)

A banner hangs at the front of the chapel reminding us of our special focus for the year.

A banner hangs at the front of the chapel reminding us of our special focus for the year.

Each year HST has a theme for the year. We choose an important doctrine or scriptural theme to study more fully throughout the year. A faculty member writes an article on the theme that appears in the academic catalog, in The Bridge, and on this website. Our chapel sermons and the West Lectures always center on this theme. A banner hangs at the front of the chapel to remind us of our special focus for the year.

The theme for the 2015-2016 academic year is “The Power of the Spirit”. Dr. Mark E. Powell, professor of theology, wrote the theme article, which you may read here. Please join us this year as we reflect on the power of the Spirit in our lives and in the life of the church. We will occasionally provide theme-related resources on this blog and in our quarterly newsletter, The Bridge.

(read the theme article here)

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The Bridge Summer 2015

September 4, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

Evertt and Ileene Huffard honored at a faculty/staff dinner

Evertt and Ileene Huffard honored at a faculty/staff dinner


Fall Dinner to Honor Huffards

In the Summer 2015 issue of The Bridge:

  • The HST®  Leadership Council Dinner will honor Dr. Evertt and Dr. Ileene Huffard on November 14 for their years of service to the church in a variety of roles.
  • Dr. Allen Black, dean of HST, shares his love for the school.
  • The Class of 2015
  • Resources on Homosexuality and Same-sex Marriage
  • 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.

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 The Bridge.

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Across the Bridge Summer 2015

September 4, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

Life as a Distance Student

A Few Summer Pictures
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Dr. Mark Powell teaching at Lipscomb Summer Celebration
Dr. Carlus Gupton teaching at Lipscomb Summer Celebration
Doctor of Ministry Students with D.Min. Director Dr. Dave Bland
Dr. Huffard received a framed copy of the banners representing the themes of the year
Evertt and Ileene Huffard honored at a faculty/staff dinner
Summer School Tradition: Memphis BBQ lunch
Lots of campus maintenance and repair!
A summer intensive counseling class
Summer intensive
Now that's some class prep time!
Guess what’s now available in the HU Bookstore!
HST Merchandise is now available in Searcy!

HST Merchandise is now available in Searcy!

Links

Campus for Christ: an organization for campus ministries associated with Churches of Christ

HopeWorks: Providing Hope and Jobs in Memphis for over 25 years

National Jail and Prison Ministry Workshop

Kairos Church Planting

Shepherds Network: a one-day seminar for church leaders at HST September 12

Sermon Design: Mac/iOS software to help with sermon preparation

Harding Academy of Memphis International Student Program

CenterPeace: a ministry helping churches, schools and families have conversations about homosexuality

Protecting Your Ministry From Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Lawsuits: a 40-page guide from the Alliance Defending Freedom

Books

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