Towers for February 8, 2016

Towers Weekly


  • Wife of a Ph.D. student? Visit the Adelphai Society: Hear from Sandra Lawson, founder and director of Sayers Classical Academy, on the subject of thinking as a part of the great commandment to love God, Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the James P. Boyce Centennial Library. The Adelphai Society is a Southern Seminary student organization for wives of Ph.D. students and exists to expose them to the academic world and provide an atmosphere of critical thinking and fellowship. For more information, visit here.
  • Learn apologetics at Dialogue with the Dean: Dan DeWitt, dean of Boyce College, and Larry Taunton, author and executive director of Fixed Point Foundation, will discuss the importance of engaging atheists and agnostics in serious, yet compassionate, conversation during Dialogue with the Dean, Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in Sampey Commons.. The conversation will focus on Taunton’s relationship with the late, well-known atheist, Christopher Hitchens.
  • Get to Know Your Library: Tour the library and enter to win free books! Learn which resources are available, where they are located, and what services you may expect from the library staff. Tours start at the Research Hub on the library’s main floor. See the library workshop page for more information about workshops and giveaways.
    – Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1 – 2 p.m. and 4 – 5 p.m.
    – Wednesday, Feb. 10, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Professors and graders, request books for course reserves: Reserved books are shelved together by the library’s circulation desk and organized under the professor’s name, making it easy for students to find their required reading. Reserved status lasts a single semester, and the books are available for students to check out for two hours at a time. To request books be placed on reserve, please email Christi at
  • Learn about overseas missions work at Global Connections: Join Global Connections this Friday, Feb. 12, to hear veteran missionary Dennis Barton discuss key ministry principles gleaned from over 30 years of international missionary service.  Barton served with the IMB in Europe as a church planter, strategy leader, and researcher.  His experience also includes training and strategy research in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The event will be held Friday, Feb. 12, from noon – 1 p.m. at Room 17 in the Library basement. RSVP here for a free lunch.
  • Koinonia event to help women with ministry: All ladies, no matter their age or calling, will be involved in ministry to other women. Attend Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 7 – 9 p.m. in Heritage Hall for an evening filled with helpful “how-to’s” on topics ranging from women’s leadership to biblical counseling for women to leading a ladies’ Bible study. All ladies in the Boyce and Southern community are invited to this evening of dessert, fellowship, and training. Limited childcare is available here.
  • Hamilton to deliver Commonweal luncheon lecture: James M. Hamilton Jr., professor of biblical theology, will present a Commonweal lecture titled “What We Were Made To Do: Work in God’s Creation Project” on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Lunch is free for the first 60 students and faculty in Heritage Hall. Please register here. The first 20 attendees will receive an 8-GB USB drive.
  • Attend the first ‘What’s the Word’ Forum: ONE, a student organization supporting racial reconciliation on the campus of Southern Seminary, will hold its inaugural “What’s the Word Forum” on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. in the President’s Reception Room. The panel discussion will address the topic of Race and Reconciliation in the evangelical church so students can learn about the current racial climate in the evangelical church and hear how they can be a partner in gospel reconciliation among the people of God.
  • Pray for the nations with the Student Missions Fellowship: All students are invited to join Student Mission Fellowship to pray for unreached people groups.  Each weekday morning, students gather from 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. to learn about and pray for a specific unreached people group.  Please join and have your heart moved to see God’s kingdom established on earth through the spread of the gospel. Contact Rachel Ware for more information.
  • Donate Books: Southern Seminary will be hosting a used book sale during T4G for pastors, students, and gospel leaders, April 11-15. Donate Christian books to help complete the bookstore. The donation drop-off is located in the Lifeway book store in the Honeycutt Campus Center. For large donations or questions please contact Lindsay Edwards.
  • Submitting announcements for Towers Weekly: Note the Towers Weekly email is distributed by the Communications office. You can submit announcements that have been approved by your department’s vice president or dean to the Communications office or Becky Williams by noon each Friday.

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