Partners, June 2013
ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
ABILENE, Texas — In partnership with 13 other scholars, Doug Foster, professor of history in ACU’s Graduate School of Theology and director of the Center for Restoration History, has recently published “The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History.”
“This is the first attempt in history by authors to write the inclusive history and narrative of the Stone-Campbell Movement that documents all its streams and locations, which is pretty daunting,” Foster said.
The Chalice Press book explores the world history of the Stone-Campbell Movement. The movement began in the early 19th century as an effort to unify all Christians by restoring the simple teachings and practices of the New Testament as the standard of Christian fellowship.
CROWLEY’S RIDGE COLLEGE
PARAGOULD, Ark. — Crowley’s Ridge’s recent 13th annual Bible Lectureship drew nearly 1,600 participants from nine states.
The lectureship was the first major event hosted in the college’s newly renovated and recently air-conditioned Carter Activities Center.
The theme was “James: Lessons in Practical Christianity.”
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Faulkner is launching the new Kearley Graduate School of Theology in the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies.
The late F. Furman Kearley was a biblical scholar and a strong proponent of Faulkner and Christian higher education.
Beginning this fall, the Kearley school will administer Faulkner’s Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degree and all future graduate programs.
“The Kearley Graduate School of Theology will seek to excel in biblical scholarship and Christian ministry in order to instill in students a balance between truth and deeds, faith and works and knowledge and wisdom,” said G. Scott Gleaves, who will direct the program temporarily.
SEARCY, Ark. — Dan Williams, longtime minister for the College Avenue Church of Christ in El Dorado, Ark., will become Harding’s new vice president for church relations.
Williams will succeed Bruce McLarty, who assumes the university’s presidency on June 1.
“Dr. Williams is already widely known throughout Churches of Christ because of his evangelistic curriculum for small-group Bible studies and his daily e-mail resources for ministers known as ‘Preacher Stuff,’” McLarty said. “He will be an excellent addition to our administrative team.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lipscomb is creating a new graduate degree program dubbed the “Global Hope MBA.”
The Master of Business Administration program will provide five full-tuition scholarships each year to international students who pledge to return home and use their degree to make a difference in their country.
Transportation and living expenses for the 18-month program will be funded as well as tuition costs.
“We have been tremendously blessed at Lipscomb … through the generosity of so many donors who have shared their own business success by making this university possible,” said Turney Stevens, dean of Lipscomb’s College of Business. “We want to recreate that model in villages and towns all over the globe.”
For more information, see globalbusiness.lipscomb.edu.
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Christian has a new “front door” — the Lou Phillips Welcome Center.
The facility, which will serve as a beginning point for campus guests, is named for a longtime university executive assistant who died in January. Philanthropist Jose Freede funded the venue.