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Phillips Names Dr. Anne Carter Walker as Director of Supervised Year in Ministry and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Vocational Formation

Phillips Theological Seminary welcomes Anne Carter Walker, PhD, as Director of Supervised Year in Ministry and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Vocational Formation beginning July 26. Walker joins the Phillips mission with extensive experiences as a theological educator and administrator. A committed layperson in the United Methodist Church, her professional identity has been […]

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In Memory of the Rev. Dr. Don A. Pittman

The Phillips Theological Seminary community shares the sad news that the Rev. Dr. Don A. Pittman, William Tabbernee Professor of the History of Religions Emeritus and husband of the Rev. Dr. Nancy Claire Pittman, our president, died Saturday evening (June 26, 2021) at a Tulsa, Okla. hospital. Services for Dr. Pittman are scheduled for 2 […]

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Phillips Seminary Worship Kit, Summer Edition

Phillips Theological Seminary is providing churches worshipping in-person and online an opportunity to take a break from the weekly creation of worship by providing a ready-to-stream, downloadable service. The seminary has created the complete digital service as a summer gift to pastors, congregational leaders and musicians needing a vacation. “The Advancement Office staff felt that […]

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Phillips Theological Seminary in conjunction with Arts Organizations from around the Country Present the World Premiere of “They Still Want to Kill Us”

An Uncensored Aria performed and composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain Featuring mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges and directed by Yoram Savion Commemorating centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and marking 1 year since the murder of George Floyd Streaming for free through July 31 Nationwide (USA) – May 10, 2021 – On May 25, 2021 at 5pm […]

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Dean of Students Announces Retirement from Phillips

Dean of Students MaryAnn Morris has decided to enter retirement at the close of the current academic year at Phillips Theological Seminary. During her time at the seminary, Morris journeyed from student, to alumna, to admissions staff, to director of admissions, to dean of students. As dean of students, she supervised the registrar’s office, admissions […]

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Arts Showcase: A Sacred Commemoration for the Centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre

Phillips Theological Seminary Black Church Traditions and African American Faith-Life invites artists of all ages to participate in a showcase of works as part of a sacred commemoration for the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The submission deadline for the arts showcase is May 11. Artwork must be original to the artist submitting […]

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A Conversation with the Author of “Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples With Its Historical Racial Trauma”

Phillips Theological Seminary President Nancy Claire Pittman welcomes author, attorney and consultant Hannibal Johnson for a discussion of his most recent book, Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with its Historical Racial Trauma. The conversation takes place Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. online. This special presentation is part of the seminary’s Black History and […]

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Phillips Announces New Liturgy and Practical Theology Faculty Member

Phillips Theological Seminary welcomes Allie Utley as Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Practical Theology beginning July 1.

Utley’s scholarship and professional identity within the fields of Liturgics and Practical Theology have been formed and influenced by her primary professors and academic mentors the Rev. Dr. John McClure and the late Rev. Dr. Dale Andrews, two scholar-teachers of the Presbyterian and African Methodist Episcopal Churches.

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Statement Regarding Spring 2021 Classes and Events

Due to the widespread prevalence of the coronavirus in Tulsa County, Phillips Theological Seminary will remain fully online for Spring 2021 classes and events. The administration will announce a decision on how the seminary will celebrate commencement by April 1.

“While we miss being with each other on campus, we also do not anticipate a significant reduction in the spread of COVID-19 that would make it safe to be in-person until later in 2021,” said Phillips President Nancy Claire Pittman.

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Dr. Lisa Barnett Joins Disciples History Journal Editorial Board

Dr. Lisa Barnett will be a part of the launch of The Journal of Discipliana as an online publication starting in early 2021. The project is a revival of the former Discipliana journal, first published in 1941. Barnett, an assistant professor of the history of Christianity at Phillips Theological Seminary, has agreed to serve a […]

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