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The Seminary's administrative offices will close at noon on Fridays in July. Have a safe and happy summer!
The Institute for Early Career Clergy Development at Hood Theological Seminary is offering three upcoming 2-day classes:
July 12 & 13: Church Planting and Renewing
July 19 & 20: Mission Matters
August 16 & 17: The American Church and Social Justice
The classes are free and open to the public but registration is required. Check out all the details here.
Catch up on the latest news and events in this month's Hood Lines!
INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF FAITH, SCIENCE AND HISTORY (ICFSH) SEMINAR AND WORSHIP
Friday, September 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
"The Matrix and Memory of Water: Commemorating a 400 Year
Sojourn through Faith, Science and History in America”
Panel 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.—”African Americans in the Sciences” with Keynote Speaker, Charles H. Long, and a distinguished panel, followed by worship with Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Teresa Frye Brown.Read More
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Rev. Dr. Karen L. Owens has been appointed Interim Director of The Center for Chaplaincy at HTS.
Dr. Owens is a 2015 HTS Master of Divinity (M.Div.) graduate (magna cum laude) and an HTS Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) graduate (2019, Highly Distinguished).Read More
Dr. Jim R. Wadford, Director of the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program, has announced a new specialization in the D.Min. program - Homiletics and Preaching - beginning in the fall 2019 semester.
Mrs. Doris Robinson Asbury, Mr. Reginald W. Brown, and Bishop Paul L. Leeland received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees at Hood Theological Seminary's eighteenth Commencement held on May 18, 2019.
Fourteen Doctor of Ministry, twenty-two Master of Divinity and two Master of Theological Studies degrees were conferred on Saturday, May 18, during Hood's eighteenth Commencement.
Congratulations to Rev. Edward Spence, Jr. '07, and F&M Bank who were this year's Bishop Hood Award winners.
HTS was fortunate to have Bishop Paul Leeland deliver the commencement address on May 18, 2019. Leeland is the Resident Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. Watch video of Bishop Leeland's commencement address here.
The new edition of the Hood's Herald is now available here online!
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Program has awarded Hood Theological Seminary (HTS) a grant to integrate scientific content within its theological curriculum. This grant is part of AAAS DoSER’s Science for Seminaries project and is organized in partnership with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
Congratulations to the newly elected 2019-21 HTS National Alumni Association Executive Officers! Pictured are GeoRene Jones, Assistant Secretary; Tamica Robinson, Secretary; Yolanda Alston-Foster, Chaplain; and Lamont Foster, President. Not pictured: David McLean, Vice President; Kay Hines, Treasurer; and Antoinette Joiner, Parliamentarian.
Dr. Mary Love, Adjunct Professor of Christian Education, was invited to speak at a Black History Month celebration in Washington, DC.
She shared information about her vast collection of African American stamps with district and area leadership and employees of the postal service. Read the article from the Capital Metro Leader here.
Dr. Love was also featured in a Salisbury Post article about her love of stamp collecting
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology at Hood Theological Seminary, Dr. Michael J. Gehring, just released a new book titled As the Broken White Lines Become One: A Spiritual TravelogueRead More
Hood Theological Seminary is honored that Alum Rev. Dr. Otto D. Harris, III was awarded the United Methodist Men Award. Read More
Mr. Frank Harrison, III, Chairman & CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Charlotte, N.C. has honored the request of Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. (HTS Board member and distinguished alumnus) with a commitment of $100,000 toward a chapel at the Seminary. Mr. Harrison leads this global reach company which has a reputation for innovation, public service, and social responsibility. The missional purpose of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company is To Honor God in All We Do. The Hood Theological Seminary community deeply appreciates this investment and trust in the merits of theological education.Read More
Bishop George E. Battle, Jr., Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, leads and conducts his ministry with absolute clarity. He recently made an act of faith which extends beyond his deep sense of spirituality and into a theological institution which helped train him to be a bold theological leader. Bishop Battle recently contributed $52,000 toward a future chapel at Hood Theological Seminary. This contribution is both visionary and is a reflection of his firm belief that a chapel should be at the heart of a first-class seminary. This unique contribution is also consistent with Bishop Battle's leadership and loyalty as a distinguished alumnus of Hood Theological Seminary.Read More
Hood Theological Seminary has received a grant of $1 million to help establish the Institute for Early Career Clergy Development. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.Read More
Hood Theological Seminary is delighted to be one of the partner institutions collaborating with the “Race, Religious Freedom and the Politics of Belonging” program.Read More
Dr. Ashley Dreff has published her book titled Entangled: A History of American Methodist, Politics, and Sexuality. The book is now available for purchase. Read More
Rev. Dr. Regina Dancy, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Human Resources at Hood Theological Seminary (HTS), was elected to the Audit Committee of the Commission on Accrediting at the Centennial Biennial Meeting of the ATS in June.
The five-member audit committee, which serves both ATS and The Commission on Accrediting (COA) of the ATS , is comprised of the ATS Treasurer, the COA Treasurer, and three at-large CFOs of member schools.
The HTS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bishop James Walker Hood Endowed Premier Scholarship Program. This new program will provide 20 scholarships up to $6,000 per year for the 2018-2019 academic year for students who qualify. Hood is committed to helping students achieve their dream of theological education and ensuring that they graduate ready to serve, with minimal debt. This program will provide additional opportunities for HTS students to reduce or eliminate student debt by strengthening and enhancing the existing scholarship opportunities offered by the Seminary.
The deadline for applications is August 14, 2018. To download the application for a Bishop Hood Scholarship, click here.
Hood Seminary is very happy to announce a new scholarship - the Civitan-U.S.A.T. Dorchester Scholarship Fund - which has been established by Mark and Judy Beymer in memory of Alvin and Marjorie Beymer.
Hood Theological Seminary is honored to be one of the 20 schools invited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to participate in the Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) initiative program on "Cultivating Educational Capacity." This exciting initiative is highly congruent with the mission of HTS.
Photos from Honors Awards/Closing Convocation and Graduation may be viewed and prints ordered here through Gordon Photography.
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Congratulations to Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. and Rev. Dr. James Ferree who were named "NC Living Legends" at a scholarship gala August 26 to celebrate the significant legacies of NC's 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dr. Ferree is pictured with President Lattimore.
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