Southwest marks John Hines Day

Each year in early October, Southwest marks the legacy of its founder, the Rt. Rev. John E. Hines, with special worship service and festive luncheon. This year, due to restrictions in place because of the pandemic, Hines Day reflected earnestly how Southwest has re-imagined their learning and worship routines. The service- a service of Evening … read more

The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas to headline Blandy Lecture in January

Seminary of the Southwest recently announced the rescheduling of its annual Blandy Lecture and Alumni Convocation due circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for mid-November, the popular event will now happen in mid-January on an online platform. In announcing the change, Southwest also shared that the Blandy keynote speaker will be the Very Rev. […]

Southwest Students Receive SIM Scholarship

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) has announced its new Becoming Beloved Community scholars for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.  According to the SIM website, “Their unique commitments to compassion and justice are the lifeblood of this organization and also of the Body of Christ… The Becoming Beloved Community scholarship supports theological students […]

‘Celebration of Giving’ honors donors and volunteers to FORMING LEADERS AT THE FRONTIER

On Monday, October 5, 2020, donors and volunteers joined Seminary of the Southwest for a virtual celebration of the tremendous generosity that supporters have shown for FORMING LEADERS AT THE FRONTIER: CAMPAIGN FOR SOUTHWEST. “Gathering to celebrate and affirm the overwhelming support shown for this campaign was such a blessing – especially now. The virtual […]

Southwest Receives Lilly Endowment Grant for New Thriving Bi-Vocational Congregations Program

Initiative provides resources to help smaller Episcopal congregations embody bi-vocational ministry, grow in spiritual maturity, and transform relationships within their wider community Austin, TX — October 9, 2020 — Seminary of the Southwest (Southwest) has received a grant of $1 Million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish Thriving Bi-Vocational Congregations: Envisioning New Life in […]

Southwest Celebrates 2020 Matriculation

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, Seminary of the Southwest hosted the annual Matriculation event in honor of new students beginning their journey of leadership formation. This year’s event was held virtually, and premiered on Southwest’s YouTube channel. Academic Dean, Dr. Scott Bader-Saye preached a sermon from Deuteronomy about “the importance of teaching, learning, telling stories, […]

Texas Pauli Murray Scholarship Recipients Announced

In Fall 2018, Seminary of the Southwest and St. James’ Episcopal Church in began a collaboration to create the Texas Pauli Murray Scholarship to expand opportunities for low-income African American students and other students of color to attend the Seminary in preparation for priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. The scholarship provides financial support […]

Blackbaud Security Breach

Dear Friends, Seminary of the Southwest is deeply grateful for your support and we are committed to excellence in the stewardship of our relationship with you.  Accompanying our gratitude is a responsibility to keep you informed of relevant matters involving the maintenance of your personal information in our data systems.  With that in mind, we write […]

Fall 2020 Instruction Update- July 28, 2020

Dear Members of the Seminary Community, Grace and peace to you in mid-summer. I hope you are able to find some time for recreation in these months, even briefly or imperfectly, during this most unusual summer. Thank you for everything you are doing to support yourselves and your families and maintain the fabric of this […]