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2022 Commencement Ceremony May 21 at 11 A.M.

Join the Phillips Theological Seminary community as we celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2022. On this page you can view the live stream of the service from Tulsa’s Metropolitan Baptist Church, our hosts for commencement. You can also view and download a copy of the commencement program to help follow along.

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A Statement on the Buffalo Massacre and Laguna Woods Shootings

Today, Phillips Theological Seminary laments and mourns with the communities of Buffalo, NY and Laguna Woods, Calif. Although our hearts are heavy, we remain steadfast in our commitment to counter a culture that provokes heinous acts of terror and supports a claim of “not guilty” with a description of psychological instability. We are committed to challenging oppression until “justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream” (Amos 5:24).

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The Rev. Dr. Chelsea Brooke Yarborough to Join Phillips Faculty

Phillips Theological Seminary welcomes the Rev. Dr. Chelsea Brooke Yarborough as Assistant Professor of African American Preaching, Sacred Rhetoric, and Black Practical Theology beginning July 1, 2022. Yarborough is an ordained minister, a poet, and an enneagram enthusiast. Her PhD dissertation, “That’ll Preach”: Decentering the Pulpit through the Non-Pulpit Homiletical Practice of Black Women, studied […]

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Special Online Lectures: Black Histories in Native (American) Lands

Phillips Theological Seminary is pleased to announce two lectures as part of The Black Church Traditions and African American Faith-Life program. The lectures focus on the Black heritage and history in Indian Territory, including Freedpersons, Black Indians, and Afro-Natives. Both lectures will be presented on the seminary’s YouTube channel. You can see a preview online […]

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As Antisemitism Rises, Phillips Professors Call for Reading Scripture with Respect for Judaism

“Our students are expected to respect the Hebrew Bible as having inherent value,” said Lisa Davison, Johnnie Eargle Cadieux Professor of Hebrew Bible at Phillips. “In my Hebrew Bible courses, students learn about the history of Christian supersessionism in the interpretation of these texts and are empowered to read/preach/teach the Hebrew Bible in ways that are respectful of Jewish tradition.”

Warren Carter, LaDonna Kramer Meinders Professor of New Testament at the seminary, is teaching an upper-level course on reading the New Testament in the context of first-century Judaism this semester.

The course enables students to be familiar with some of the vibrancy and faithfulness that marked first-century Judaism and to think about ways in which the New Testament writings engaged this tradition and its texts.

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Phillips Welcomes New History of World Christianities Faculty Member Briana L. Wong

Phillips Theological Seminary welcomes Briana L. Wong, PhD, as Assistant Professor of the History of World Christianities beginning July 1, 2022. Wong’s research interests include the history and anthropology of Christianity in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She joined the steering committee of the American Academy of Religion’s World Christianity Unit in the fall of […]

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Library Renovation Update 2

Librarian’s Log: Renovation Date 01.07.2022 Happy New Year! I hope your January beginnings are unfolding gently. Just kidding about the holographic shelving. But the renovation allows us to expand our current metal shelving arrangement by roughly 65 percent. This delights us in a couple of ways: it serves a practical need to keep our materials […]

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Library Renovation Update

Librarian’s Log: Renovation Date 12.17.2021. Happy Friday! The librarians all wish you peace and joy for the upcoming Christmas season. The last several weeks have marked major changes in the Phillips library. Our book movers have finished relocating all our collections that were in the main part of the library to other areas in the […]

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Phillips Library Renovation Begins

The board of trustees for Phillips Theological Seminary recently approved a nearly $1.2 million renovation of the seminary library. The project is already underway with the removal of books to the Tabbernee Conference Center (TCC). “We will continue our full complement of services to our students, faculty and special borrowers throughout the project,” said Sandy […]

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