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Samford Celebrates 182nd Opening Convocation
Samford University officially began the fall 2023 semester with the 182nd opening convocation on Aug. 22. In his third year as president, Beck A. Taylor gave the opening address where he announced faith as the theme for the 2023-24 academic year.
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Beeson Alum, Ed Stetzer, Appointed to Lead Biola’s Theology School
Ed Stetzer, D.Min. ’98, will assume a new position in July at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology. Stetzer has spent the last eight years at Wheaton College as a dean and professor, but he says he is excited about the new challenges this position will hold.
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New Endowed Scholarship Aims to Support Women in Ministry
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School has been blessed beyond measure to have such faithful supporters who encourage students, especially female students, to pursue their calls to ministry. A new scholarship aims to continue that legacy through the Center for Women in Ministry.
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Julius Kim Tells Beeson Graduates to ‘Humbly Point Others’ to Jesus
The story of the Syrian General Naaman who went to the Israelite prophet Elisha for healing from leprosy might not be a traditional choice for a commencement address, said Julius J. Kim, special advisor to and former president of The Gospel Coalition.
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Beeson to offer new Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
Starting in the fall of 2024, Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School will offer its first counseling-focused degree program—the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling.
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Timothy George Serves as President of the Evangelical Theological Society in Its 75th Year
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School’s founding dean, Timothy George, is this year’s president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), which is made up of more than 4,000 scholars, teachers, pastors, students and others dedicated to the oral exchange and written expression of theological thought and research.
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Award-winning Christian Apologist, Theologian Joshua Chatraw Named Beeson Divinity School’s Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism and Cultural Engagement
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School has announced that Joshua Chatraw will serve as its next Billy Graham Chair of Evangelism and Cultural Engagement beginning in fall 2023.  
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Beeson Divinity School Adds a Master of Theology Degree, Evening Courses
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School is pleased to announce the addition of a new master’s level-degree program and evening courses for those who want to pursue a degree while working full-time.
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Global Methodist Church Approves Beeson Divinity School As Recommended Seminary
The Global Methodist Church (GMC) announced on March 15 that Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School is among the first group of schools to be approved as one of its recommended educational institutions for the completion of educational requirements by candidates for ordination.
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Couple Endows Scholarship for Missionaries in Honor of Longtime Sunday School Teachers
The Milton and Anne Chamberlain Annual and Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to recipients who are preparing to serve as international missionaries or in a faith-based international business with a missions purpose. The first scholarship will be awarded in fall 2023.
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Beeson Student Says Beeson Alumni Have Been ‘Role Models,’ Shaped Her Love for the Bible and Her Calling
Grayson Bartlett chose to prepare for ministry at Beeson Divinity School because she wanted to be shaped by the same people who shaped two of her high school teachers and mentors.
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President of Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary Visits Beeson Divinity School, Gives Report on War
Ivan Rusyn, president of the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary in Kyiv, asked for support and prayers for his people as they continue to suffer from war during his visit to Beeson, Feb. 7-8.

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