Towers Weekly for March 7 – 11

Towers Weekly


  • May graduation requirements: Rental regalia (cap, gown, hood, etc.) will be ordered for graduates based on the sizing information submitted on the graduation application. For questions about rental regalia, contact Nicole Pearson ( Regalia will be available for pick-up the week of graduation.
    The deadline to purchase regalia is on Tuesday, March 15.  Graduates can order in person at the LifeWay Campus Store or through Herff Jones at (502) 240-0505 prior to that date.
  • Bevin Center Book of the Month: The Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization is partnering with the LifeWay Campus Store to equip students with the most influential books on missions and church planting. The March Book of the Month is Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper, available March 7 – April 2 for $9.99 in the LifeWay bookstore.
  • March issue of Towers available now: He was the “pride of the seminary,” according to SBTS co-founder John Broadus, but how did popular professor Crawford Toy become a heretic? This month’s issue of Towers explores the tragic and cautionary tale of the seminary’s fifth professor. It also features an interview with Boyce Dean Dan DeWitt on his new book and a surprise March Madness challenge. Find a free copy on stands around campus or online here.
  • ‘What’s the Word’ forum addresses racial reconciliation: The student organization ONE will host its second “What’s the Word” forum on racial reconciliation Wednesday, March 9, 10 a.m. in the President’s Reception Room. The panel will include Kentucky Baptist Convention President Kevin Smith, Sojourn Midtown pastor Jamaal Williams, and Forest Baptist Church pastor Nate Bishop, with Curtis Woods as the moderator. Learn more about the event at the ONE website.
  • Get involved in missions: Join Global Connections this Friday, March 11, at noon in the Library basement, Room 17, to hear veteran missionary Dennis Barton discuss key ministry principles gleaned from over 30 years of international missionary service. Barton served with the International Mission Board (IMB) in Europe as a church planter, strategy leader, and researcher. His experience includes training and strategy research in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The focus of Friday’s Global Connections will be what a life invested well looks like on the international mission field. Free Chick-Fil-A will be available for the first 40 students. RSVP here.
  • Impacting the world of Islam: The Jenkins Center will host a roundtable fellowship Friday, March 11, 6 p.m. in Legacy 303. Guest speaker Luke Bray will share how God used his military service in the Iraq War to inspire a passion to see Muslims come to faith. Luke will speak about the rise of ISIS, focusing on their origins, ideology, and goals. Ayman Ibrahim will also discuss the upcoming Jenkins Center study trip to the Middle East. Dinner will be catered. Contact the Jenkins Center with questions. 
  • Register for SWI Seminar Saturday: Seminary Wives Institute’s 10th annual Seminar Saturday will be held in Legacy Hotel on March 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Attendees choose in advance from five different one-hour seminars on a myriad of topics. Fee is $30 and includes Chick-fil-A lunch. Pre-registration and payment are required. No child care is available. Church groups are welcome. Details are available here.  
  • Great Commission Summit: This year’s Great Commission Summit, March 29-31, will challenge the Southern Seminary and Boyce College community to engage Islam. The SBTS community will hear from leading scholars on Islam about reaching refugees, cross-cultural discipleship, and business as mission. Speakers include Jimmy Scroggins, Mack Stiles, Ayman S. Ibrahim, John Klaassen, and David Bosch. Lunch time presentations, evening “GO Talks,” and outreach opportunities will be presented throughout the week. Additionally, following March 29 chapel, LifeWay Resources and the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization will host a free lunch and panel discussion on “The Gospel and the Pastor’s Home.” 
  • Plummer to deliver Commonweal luncheon lecture: On Wednesday, March 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., New Testament interpretation professor Robert L. Plummer will present a Commonweal lecture titled “Dr. Seuss and Divine Oracles: Economic Lessons in Wisdom Literature.” Lunch is free for the first 60 students, faculty, and staff in Heritage Hall. Please register here. The first 20 registrants will receive an 8GB USB drive. 
  • Attend the CBMW preconference: Join the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood at the 2016 T4G preconference, The Beauty of Complementarity, at the Galt House on April 11 and 12. Speakers include John Piper, Alistair Begg, Darrin Patrick, John MacArthur, Kevin DeYoung, Mary Kassian, and many more. Student tickets only $40. Visit here for more information. Bevin Center’s 
  • 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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