Dr. Tommy Brisco, Dean of the Logsdon School of Theology, recently chaired a comprehensive accreditation visit to a Canadian seminary on behalf of the Association of Theological Schools. He also presented a lecture on the “History of the Bible in English” at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Robert Ellis, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew and Associate Dean for the Logsdon Seminary, recently served as the leader for a Bible Conference on Exodus and Leviticus at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. Dr. Ellis is also a Book Review Editor and member of the Editorial Board for the journal, Review & Expositor.
For the past two years, Dr. Omer Hancock, Professor of Church Ministry and Director of In-Service Training, has served as the chairman for the Board of Directors for the Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals. In July 2009, he received the Lewis W. Newman Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions since 1981 to the field of supervised ministry and his leadership to ISGA.
Dr. Larry McGraw, Professor of Bible and Associate Dean of the Logsdon School of Theology, serves as the Secretary/Treasurer and on the Executive Board of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion—Southwest Region.
Dr. Dan Stiver, Cook-Derrick Professor of Theology, recently addressed the Baptist General Convention of Texas Chaplaincy Retreat on “The Theology of Suffering in the Context of Suffering.” He presented a session, “Challenges for Baptists in a Postmodern World,” at Baptists@400, the Logsdon celebration of the 400th anniversary of Baptists. Dan has also written a paper, “Sign, Symbol, and Story,” on the philosophy of religious language, for Dialogue, an Australian journal for high school students studying for A-level exams. He recently published a book this year, Life Together in the Way of Jesus Christ: An Introduction to Christian Theology, (published by Baylor University Press). Stiver spoke on “Hans Küng: Disputed Freedom” and “Cold Mountain: A Fractured Course of Recognition,” at the Southwest Regional American Academy of Religion’s annual meeting. At the annual meeting of the New Mexico/West Texas Philosophical Society in Houston, Stiver delivered the paper “Which Good? Whose God? Barack Obama’s Policy on Politics and Faith.” The paper has also been accepted for publication. As vice president of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, he served as program director for the meeting and was elected president for the upcoming year. As founding vice president of the Society for Ricoeur Studies, he is in charge of coordinating the review of all papers and planning the programs for the annual meetings.