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Dockery outlines history of confessional statements at SWBTS convocation

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Explaining the history of confessional statements and how the core value of “confessionally guided” shapes the classroom and community of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, President David S. Dockery encouraged students, faculty, and staff to understand the “hermeneutical lens” of the institution’s fourth core value during the Jan. 23 convocation service to begin the academic semester.

Grace challenges newest SWBTS, TBC graduates to ‘flourish in ministry’

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Framing his address around Martin Luther’s hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” W. Madison Grace II, provost and vice president for academic administration at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, challenged the 339 men and women who received their diplomas and certificates during the Dec. 1 commencement ceremony on the Fort Worth campus to remember that longevity and flourishing in ministry requires dependence on the Lord.

Dockery gives trustees hopeful ‘indicators’ of God’s work in SWBTS enrollment, finances

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – President David S. Dockery gave a positive report of hopeful “indicators of what the Lord has been doing,” including in the areas of enrollment and finances, during the Oct. 18 regularly scheduled fall meeting of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustees.

Dockery installed as 10th president of SWBTS

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Beginning his 40th year of service in Christian higher education, David S. Dockery was officially installed as the tenth president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during an investiture ceremony that was part of the school’s Aug. 22 convocation service.

Russell H. Dilday Jr., sixth president of Southwestern Seminary, dies

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Russell Hooper Dilday Jr., the sixth president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died on June 21 in Dallas. He was 92 years old.

Hawkins challenges SWBTS graduates to ‘fear the Lord’

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – “Fear the Lord,” O.S. Hawkins, newly elected chancellor of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College, challenged the 346 doctoral, master, undergraduate and certificate graduates during the Fort Worth institution’s May 5 spring commencement exercises.

FROM THE SEMINARIES: SWBTS Founder’s Day brings reminders of heritage, values

Yarnell exhorts SWBTS to recover three-fold heritage in Founder’s Day address; SWBTS faculty affirms scripturally grounded, confessionally guided core values.

Southwestern Seminary sees God’s ‘favor’ in 2022, Dockery says

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- In keeping with Founder B.H. Carroll’s vision for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the institution saw God’s “favor” in 2022 in continuing its mission to assist the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention by preparing God-called men and women for ministry by graduating more than 600 students to serve as pastors, church leaders, missionaries, and ambassadors for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Texas and around the world, Interim President David S. Dockery said. 

Dockery encourages graduates through labor, character of first-century believers

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Recalling the labor and character of the list of individuals in Romans 16, Interim President David S. Dockery challenged graduates of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College (TBC) to exhibit the same qualities in their ministry and service during the Dec. 2 commencement ceremony in MacGorman Chapel and Performing Arts Center on campus.

Greenway encourages graduates to have ‘Romans 12 ministry’ for ‘Romans 1 world’

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – America’s cultural situation that is well summarized in Romans 1 should be answered by ministers with a Romans 12 ministry, President Adam W. Greenway said in his address to graduates of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College during their May 6 commencement ceremony.