Bryan Stevenson slated to present 2016 Blandy Lecture

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, author of Just Mercy, and a prominent public interest lawyer, will present the 2016 Blandy Lecture in September hosted by Seminary of the Southwest’s Alumni Association. Stevenson will give a free public lecture in Austin on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at […]

An evening of joy and celebration

The annual Matriculation service of Evensong was celebrated on Sunday, August 28, 2016, in Christ Chapel on the seminary campus. Dean and President Cynthia Briggs Kittredge presided and Academic Dean Scott Bader-Saye preached. Matriculation Evensong Homily-2016 (pdf) The seminary community welcomed 43 new students entering Seminary of the Southwest for their leadership formation for lay and ordained ministry. […]

Counseling alum finds technology aids mental health

Southwest alumna, Stephanie Knott, MA in Counseling ’15, is a Bishop Dena A. Harrison Fellow at Burke serving the mental health needs of people in East Texas. Stephanie is interviewed in an article in the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel about technology as a resource for mental health. More Burke uses the app, myStrength, a resource for anyone […]

Seminary celebrates sixty-fifth commencement

Friends and family of Seminary of the Southwest’s 24 graduates and three honorary doctorate recipients celebrated the seminary’s sixty-fifth commencement on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin. The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of the Diocese of Chicago preached at the Commencement Holy Eucharist. Bishop Lee’s sermon The seminary awarded […]

Soul by Southwest creative journal

The Soul by Southwest creative journal’s editorial team hosted a release party for the Spring 2016 issue of the journal on Friday, May 6. The party featured a gallery of contributors’ artworks and readings of contributors’ written pieces. Situated under the spreading oaks and garden lights overhead, artists delighted the guests with their written and painted pieces […]

“Anglican Women at Prayer”

Anglican Theological Review (ATR) has focused its Spring 2016 issue on “Anglican Women at Prayer” edited by Ruthanna B. Hooke, associate dean of chapel and associate professor of homiletics at Virginia Theological Seminary and Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, dean and president and professor of New Testament at Seminary of the Southwest. Concluding the editors’ comments for […]

Rodriguez wins grant for Latino evangelism

The Evangelical Education Society (EES) has awarded the Rev. Al Rodriguez, interim director of the seminary’s Hispanic Church Studies program, a grant for Latino evangelism. Rodriguez will develop training products to help congregations and dioceses reach second, third and  fourth generation, U.S.-born Latinos. The project, titled American Latino Evangelism Outreach (ALEO), “is motivated by the […]

Southwest’s communications receive awards

Seminary of the Southwest received four Polly Bond awards for communications work produced in 2015 at the recent Episcopal Communicators conference in Portland, OR. Named for Episcopal Communicators’ founding member and accomplished church communicator, the awards recognize excellence in members’ work. Professionals, acting independently, who work in journalism, electronic media, writing, editing, photography and design […]