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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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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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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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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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Across the Bridge Spring 2015

June 10, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

The Bridge, Spring 2015, covers the transition in the dean’s office as Dr. Evertt W. Huffard steps aside after 16 years and Dr. Allen Black becomes the new dean. We also hear from our alumni who are currently in or soon beginning doctoral programs. This along with the usual updates on campus life and faculty activities, makes up the Spring 2015 Bridge.

The Practice of Solitude

Dr. Mark Powell provides this Practicing Solitude and Silence Handout

Devotion to Prayer

Leon Sanderson’s hymn, Devotion to Prayer.

Campus Preview

Watch this space for details about our fall preview experience as they become available. Please encourage anyone you know who may be interested in studying at HST to come to a preview day to get to know us.

Dean Huffard’s Transition

Dr. Huffard’s Reflections on Sixteen Years as Dean

Dr. Huffard’s chapel lesson the first day of summer classes.

HST Alumni in Doctoral Programs
What types of doctoral programs are our alumni in?

What types of doctoral programs are our alumni in?

Which schools are our doctoral students in?

Which schools are our doctoral students in?


Read about some of our alumni currently in doctoral programs. If you are an alumnus in a doctoral program and we missed you on our list, please get in touch.

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Across the Bridge – Winter 2015

March 5, 2015 | Written by Matt Carter

HST Student Machona Monyamane, Global Missions Conference

HST Student Machona Monyamane, Global Missions Conference

The Bridge, Winter 2015 offers articles and information about the life and ministry of Harding School of Theology. Here are some links and information that did not fit in the print version.

Resources on World Missions

Global Missions Conference 2014 Website

HST’s Missions Sabbatical Program:

HST’s Missions Page

Syllabi and book lists from related courses are a great way to see what faculty recommend for reading and study in the area.

Resources on Prayer
Links from the Bridge

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Across the Bridge – Fall 2014

December 4, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

The Bridge, Fall 2014 offers articles and information about the life and ministry of Harding School of Theology. Here are some images and information that did not fit in the print version.

Dig Deeper

These are the types of artifacts that students study in the new M.A. concentration, New Testament Backgrounds and Archaeology. Thanks to Dr. Oster for these images.

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Library 50th Anniversary Celebration

View a sampling of the “Building a History: 50 Years of Collecting at the Graves Memorial Library” display from the dinner.

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HST Student Justin Sims
HST Student Jiwoo Ryu
The restoration history archives at the library were renamed in honor of Don and Evelyn Meredith's years of service in the library.
Jane Tomlinson served as the dean's secretary for over 50 years.
Dr. Ileene Huffard and Dr. Jack Lewis
HST Dean Dr. Evertt W. Huffard
Guests view the exhibits from the library collection
The celebration was held at Memphis University School
HST Librarian Bob Turner served as host


Meet the Student Association Officers
Eric Suddeath, Femi Osibin, Frank Bolling, Anthony Gleghorn, Steven Gaines, Clint Boyd

Eric Suddeath, Femi Osibin, Frank Bolling, Anthony Gleghorn, Steven Gaines, Clint Boyd

The SA serves our student body in many ways and is a tremendous blessing to the school as a whole. Visit the SA Webpage to learn more about these servant leaders.


Full texts of articles excerpted in The Bridge

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Josiah, Andrew, and Lydia Taylor

Here is the full text of Dr. Carlus Gupton‘s theme article, A Life of Prayer.

Here is the full text of Andrew Taylor’s chapel talk, Praying for a Revolution of Values.


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In September, the library received 45 boxes of journals from Lexington Theological Seminary. Some were from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Enjoy these pictures of the delivery.

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Across the Bridge – Summer 2014

September 2, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

The Bridge, Summer 2014 offers articles and information about the life and ministry of Harding School of Theology. Here are some images and information that did not fit in the print version.


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Centered in God: The Trinity and Christian Spirituality by Dr. Mark E. Powell.


Aging Creatively Workshop and Prepare-Enrich Training with Dr. Ed Gray.


Campus for Christ is an organization of campus ministries associated with churches of Christ.


The remaining foot of a Colossus statue of a Roman Emperor. These giant statues visually emphasized the power and might attributed to emperors and deities. Photo from Oster’s research trip to Rome.

The remaining foot of a Colossus statue of a Roman Emperor. These giant statues visually emphasized the power and might attributed to emperors and deities. Photo from Oster’s research trip to Rome, June 2014.

Dr. Richard Oster spent two weeks during June doing research in Rome that will enrich the classes he teaches, such as New Testament World.

Did you know that HST offers an M. A. in New Testament Backgrounds and Archaeology? Oster comments:
“On the ground with the early church, whether we read of Jesus’ inflammatory service at Nazareth or Paul’s time at Corinth or John’s prophetic ministry in Roman Asia, context and artifacts breathe fresh life into sacred texts.”


This year the library staff hosted the annual meeting of the Christian College Librarians. It was the first time in the 30-year history of the group that we were able to host. This group is a collection of librarians who either affiliate themselves with Churches of Christ or work for institutions with that affiliation.

Thursday’s activities primarily took place at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, just across Cherry Road. The guests were impressed with the beauty of that place, especially during the spring. On Friday we met in our library’s newly renovated Reference Room. It was the first time we were able to take advantage of having shelving on wheels, which could be moved to the other side of the room.

Like many professional gatherings, this meeting mixed sessions of professional development with casual opportunities to spend time with each other. But that didn’t mean that we forgot we were in Memphis for a few days. What does a CCL conference in Memphis look like? It means you could find librarians listening to a presentation about rare books while eating Gus’s World Famous fried chicken. Or maybe it means walking through the Civil Rights Museum with people who share a common vocation. For some, it even included a trip to Sun Studios and Graceland. Regardless, the whole experience brought together three things that have historically been at the core of HST: a commitment to libraries, a recognition of our heritage within Churches of Christ, and our gratitude for being located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bob Turner, Circulation Librarian


Why do you take summer intensive courses?

Summer intensive students discuss ministry challenges over lunch with Dr. Carlus Gupton

Summer intensive students discuss ministry challenges over lunch with Dr. Carlus Gupton


As someone who works full time in a secular career, I had to use a week of ‘vacation’ to take the Systematic Theology course. My peers do a lot more fun activities in a vacation week, but I will benefit eternally from that week of fellowship with godly men and women. I am renewed in my faith and excited about learning; Dr. Powell presented the material in a way that whetted my appetite for more. Thank you to all who make this experience possible.

Ed Carr, Certificate in Spiritual Leadership student

Intensive weeks refresh my focus on ministry and the biblical text, and they renew my own spiritual life. Classes are filled with students and a teacher who love the Lord, are serious about improving their ministry, and are willing to think critically about a certain area of theology. These qualities make the class discussions and other interactions very valuable in shaping my mind and heart. Despite the sacrifices one makes for intensive courses, I find the community transformational in my life and ministry.

Adam Noles, MDiv student

This summer I attended my final two intensive courses. These are always just as described, intense, but the benefits are always worth the effort. For me these times have become almost like church camp for a preacher. Being in full time ministry, these intensive courses provide an opportunity to (hopefully) leave all the daily responsibilities behind and immerse myself in one focused area. Discussion in class, lunches together and study groups provide an excellent opportunity to fellowship with other students, ministers and instructors. Such an intense blessing!

Lance Love, MDiv student

Intensive courses at HST bless my life and ministry. They allow me to enjoy a classroom experience even though I live far from campus. The teachers at HST combine scholarship and ministry experience as they make these classes relevant and challenging. Intensives are great because you get to meet students and make friends from all over the country who are engaged in different ministry contexts. Chapel is one of the highlights of the week as you engage in worship together and are reminded of all that God is doing in the world. Intensive courses are definitely worth the time and effort for students.

Ethan Bilbrey, MDiv student

The one-week intensives have been the highlight of my HST experience. As a distance learning student from the frontiers of Montana, I always look forward to this week of being immersed in a single course. I love the opportunity to be focused solely on one thing for an entire week, removed from all the distractions and duties of daily life. I love being on campus where I am inspired by the learning environment to be open to knowledge and scholarship. I love having access to the vast theological library as well as the professors. And I love getting to know the other students and hearing their stories of ministry back home. There is no other experience like it.

Randy Hohf, MACM student

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Across The Bridge – Spring 2014

June 10, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

The Bridge Spring 2014 offers an inside look at the community of HST. Here are some photos, links, and a video that take you across the bridge.

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HST and Harding Bible Faculty meet for dinner in Wynne, AR
A community that studies!
A community that eats together
A community that celebrates! Pi Day (3.14)
A community that likes being together
A community that worships together
Fish!
Big fish!
Graduates sharing their experience
The Class of 2014
A community that gardens




Links:

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Across the Bridge – Winter 2014

March 21, 2014 | Written by Matt Carter

This episode of Across the Bridge takes you a little deeper on some of the people and topics covered in the Winter 2014 Issue of The Bridge.


New Lewis Scholarship in honor of Henry and Grace Farrar

Igbo Association Nashville Honors Dr Henry and Grace Johnson Farrar for their Great Missionary Works in Nigeria

Heroes of Medical Missions: Dr. Henry Farrar


Articles by students, alumni, and friends

Article by HST MDiv student Joseph Horton: A Different Way to Pray in Leaven 21, # 4 (Fall 2013): 215-219.

Clint Burnett’s article is not available without a subscription to Neotestamentica, but you may read more about Clint here.

You may read Shaul Bar’s article dedicated to Quintin Baker here.


Chapel Talks

These links are the full texts of some sermons our students have preached in chapel this year on our theme, New Creation.

Jake Chism: New Creation

Steven Gaines: New Creation Through Conflict

Steven Gaines: Such Big Branches

Brandon Moore: Community Formation

Rob O’Lynn: I Make All Things New

Bob Perez: The New Creation

John Turner: YOLO

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