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Speakers and Lectures

In alignment with our core value of Conversation, Seminary of the Southwest invites speakers from across the globe to preach and/or present on wide ranging topics of interest to our community throughout the academic year.

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The Southwest Speaker Annual Series includes:

Blandy Lecture

Presented each November by the Southwest Alumni Association, this annual gathering was created to honor the Very Rev. Gray M. Blandy for his ministry and work as the first dean of the Seminary of the Southwest.

Payne Lecture

Hosted by Seminary of the Southwest’s Board of Trustees, the Payne Lecture is an annual lecture presented each February that honors the Rt. Rev. Claude E. Payne, former chair of the seminary’s board and bishop of the Diocese of Texas, retired.

Harvey Lecture

Conceived at Seminary of the Southwest as a way of honoring the late Dean Hudnall Harvey, who died unexpectedly in 1972, Southwest established the Harvey Lectures – an annual series that would be overseen by student leaders and that would address the relationship between pastoral leadership and contemporary issues confronting the church.

The Monday Connection

Connecting Sunday’s faith with Monday work, the theme of The Monday Connection is our need to apply what we experience in church on Sunday to the secular world on Monday. The tri-annual series features one or two guest speakers sharing their stories about translating faith into works.

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Master of Divinity

Become a faithful leader in the church and the world

Master of Divinity, with Concentration in Latinx Ministry

Engage emerging edges of Latinx ministry

Master of Divinity, with concentration in Chaplaincy

Gain the skills for pastoral care in Military, Health Care, or a School setting

Diploma in Anglican Studies

Combine classroom study with living and praying within an Episcopal community

Master of Arts in Religion

join a scholarly conversation for the theologically curious

Master of Arts in Clinical mental Health Counseling

Explore the integration of psychology & spirituality

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

with Latinx Counseling Concentration

Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction

Explore, develop, or innovate ministries of Spiritual Direction

Theological Degrees

Learn more about a Master of Divinity, a Diploma of Anglican Studies, or other programs that lead to ordination.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Learn about a CACREP accredited Master of Mental Health Counseling Degree.

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