Moderate Baptists will recognize many of the institutions that made McCormick Theological Seminary’s annual list of Seminaries that Change the World.
The Chicago seminary’s Center for Faith and Service compiled the lineup from what it called “a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary.”
The 2018-19 list includes Duke Divinity School, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, Vanderbilt Divinity School and Wake Forest Divinity School, McCormick said in a news release.
Others include the School of Theology at the University of the South, Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Columbia Theological Seminary.
McCormick’s Center for Faith and Service develops and identifies programs and resources supporting the church in its effort to be present and relevant in the lives of young adults.
Focus on Spanish-language theological education
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Fellowship Southwest joined CBF Latino Ministries to co-sponsor “Convocación Hispana: A Dialogue About Hispanic Theological Education” Oct. 11-12 in San Antonio, Texas.
Fellowship Southwest reported the conference was attended by 30 CBF and other ministry leaders to discuss perspectives on theological education available in Spanish. They also discussed ways to offer more comprehensive ministry training for the leaders of Latino congregations.
Participants included the Association for Hispanic Theological Education, Baptist University of the Américas, Brite School of Divinity at Texas Christian University, the Christian Latina Leadership Institute, Logsdon Seminary at Hardin-Simmons University, the South Texas School of Christian Studies, George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies.
Cyber security focus at Baylor
Baylor University will mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a symposium on improving security around electronic medical records and personal health data Oct. 23-24.
The event kicks off with HackFest at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It’s an interactive cybersecurity exhibition that includes student cyber security teams competing to hack into a computer game.
On Wednesday, cybersecurity leaders from HCA Healthcare, PwC, Allergan, Walmart and Splunk will discuss Baylor data issues with deans and faculty.
“CyberSecurity is quickly becoming one of the tough issues facing society,” Jon Allen, interim chief information officer and chief information security officer at Baylor, said in the university’s announcement of the event. “Starting ongoing dialogues to foster a new generation of ideas is crucial to tackling the ominous future of the cyber world.”
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