Southwest Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Each year, the community of Seminary of the Southwest marks Hispanic Heritage Month with events that celebrate and share liturgy, traditions, and remembrances rooted in Latinx culture. While the pandemic crisis altered the planning of many of the traditional events held at Southwest, a thoughtful offering developed by the Latinx Studies Program provided rich experiences […]

Southwest Announces Spring Instruction Plans

Seminary of the Southwest announced recently that delivery of classes for the Spring 2021 semester will remain in the primarily remote modality that it is currently using. In this model, all classes are offered with an entirely remote option, with a handful of classes also offered with an opt-in, in-person option, where strict social distancing […]

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 […]

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, […]