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Welcome to Perkins Perspective Online, our monthly e-magazine with updates and information on the Perkins community! 
 
While no one is on campus these days, the learning continues online. We’ve got a report on how faculty and students are faring. To put the current situation in perspective, read our fascinating story on how Perkins has weathered past challenges. The Center for Preaching Excellence and the Perkins School of Youth Ministry both continue to offer new online resources and support to those serving in churches. Plus, a new partnership between Perkins and Cliff College in the U.K.; an effort to preserve the legacy of Logsdon Seminary in Abilene as it closes; and updates on upcoming programs: the summer session of the Course of Study School and Health Care Holy Care, an exciting January term opportunity. Read all that plus student and faculty profiles, faculty and alumni/ae news and much more.

We hope you’ll enjoy this edition. Let us know if you have news you’d like to share.  
Dean Hill Video Message

A Message from Dean Hill

This pandemic season has much to teach us, Dean Craig C. Hill shares in his monthly message. The news is full of stories of heroes, from bus drivers to medical personnel who brave the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Times like this remind us, Dean Hill says, that "The real heroes among us have always been servants."

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Monthly Updates
Office of Enrollment Management: H-G Virtual Experience
Office of Development Update: A Call to Action
The Latest from Bridwell Library
A Look Back

A Look Back


Perkins is no stranger to hard times – a look at challenges in the school’s past.

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Inside Perkins

Inside Perkins
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Prospective students “visit” Perkins – virtually.

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Pandemic Roundup

Pandemic Roundup


Perkins responds to the COVID-19 crisis with service and support.

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Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

For Melissa Nelms, Perkins feels like home.

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Health Care Holy Care

Health Care Holy Care


Students encouraged to sign up now for J-Term course.

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Master of Theology


Perkins Th.M. degree offers unparalleled opportunity for exploration.

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Cliff College

Perkins-Cliff MOU


Agreement fosters collaboration with UK institution.

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Faculty Update

Faculty Update

Robert Hunt leads interfaith prayers, Jack Levison’s new book trends on Amazon.

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Going Remote

Going Remote


Faculty and students reflect on online learning.


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Course of Study School

Course of Study School (COSS)

Deadline nears for summer session.  

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Interfaith Podcast

Interfaith Podcast


Robert Hunt converses with faith leaders on coping with COVID-19.

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Mark Stamm

Faculty Profile

A passion for Christian worship and sacrament, and baseball.

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Logsdon Legacy


Perkins partners to help preserve seminary’s legacy.

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Center for Preaching Excellence


New resources added to help pastors connect online.

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Staff News


Connie Nelson named Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff.

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Alumni/ae Update

Alumni/ae Update

An op-ed for Easter, challenges facing chaplains, a mask-making ministry and more.

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Upcoming Events

All events listed below are subject to change due to the ongoing
COVID-19 crisis.

Graduation Preview

Graduation Preview

SMU’s Commencement has been postponed to August 15; Perkins’ Celebration of Degrees and Academic Achievements is scheduled for August 14. Read more here. 

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May 15
Course of Study School Application Deadline

Course of Study

July 6 – August 14, 2020
 
The Perkins Regional Course of Study School (COSS) summer sessions will take place July 6 – August 14. COSS, which provides basic theological education to licensed local pastors, is a program of The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church in partnership with and administered by Perkins School of Theology. Visit smu.edu/coss.

June 30
Certification in Spiritual Direction
Application Deadline

Certification in Spiritual Direction

This three-year, noncredit adult and continuing education program trains participants to serve as mentors in the Christian way of life, with weekend sessions in April, August and December. Call 214-768-3664 or visit smu.edu/CSD

August 22
Houston Lay School of Theology
(Virtual Conference)

Join us for "A Day in the Life of John Wesley: April 2, 1739" a virtual conference led by Dr. Ted Campbell, Perkins Professor of Church History. For more information, visit smu.edu/Perkins/PublicPrograms/Houston. Registration opens in June.

November 16
Perkins Fall Convocation
(One Day Only!)

Fall Convocation

Tod Bolsinger, bestselling author of Canoeing the Mountains, and Grammy-award winner Kirk Franklin headline this year’s convocation, “Leading into Change,” with plenaries, worship and choice of workshop. For registration info and email updates, visit smu.edu/perkins/oepupdates, select “Fall Convocation” and “Subscribe.”

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