News & Events

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings and upcoming events at the Seminary.

ALUMNI ARTICLES PUBLISHED


Articles by Rev. Dr. Clay Barrow, DMin '17, and Rev. Kris Mares, MDiv '15, have been published in the Church Executive July/Aug. and Sept./Oct. digital editions (pages 26 and 17 respectively). Clay and Kris share a personal story about their journey at Hood. Both articles have been consolidated into a Lifetime Learning e-book, along with additional information about Hood, on the Church Executive website.

EDUWORSHIP - "Mourn, Celebrate, Connect: A Call for Justice, Care & Ministry"


Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Aymer Center

Featuring Rev. Marguerite Lee, M.Div. 05

Topic: Take a Stand - Make a Plan

This Awareness Service - or EduWorship - is in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month.

During the month of October, the Hood community will be collecting items for the Terrie Hess House in Salisbury which ministers to victims of child abuse. Click here for a list of items needed.

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October 2017 HOODLines





Catch up on the latest news and events in this month's HOODLines.

REFORMATION 500 PANEL


Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room 315

Join us for a panel discussion on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation. Panelists are:

Father John Eckert, Sacred Heart Parish, Salisbury, NC
Rev. Rhodes Woolly, St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC
Rev. Robert Black, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Salisbury, NC
Rev. Dr. Byron Grayson, St. Paul AME Church, Lenoir, NC

Convener: Dr. Sharon Grant, Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity
Moderator: Dr. Ashley Dreff, Director of United Methodist Studies and Student Recruitment

Free and Open to the Public!


CPE DAY


Thursday, November 2, 2017 (Please note this new date!)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
The Aymer Center at Hood Theological Seminary
1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, NC

1885 SOCIETY DINNER


Friday, November 3, 2017 (Note change in date!)
7:00 p.m.
The Aymer Center

Save the Date! An exciting evening is planned for Alumni and their guests.

Tickets are $50 per person. For tickets and reservations, please contact Dr. Lamont Foster at 828-782-4560 or foster.lamont@gmail.com.


HAVEN O. ANDERSON JOINS PAC


We are pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Haven O. Anderson has accepted an invitation to join the President's Advisory Council (PAC) of Hood Theological Seminary (HTS).

We welcome this gifted alumnus to the PAC. His pioneering leadership in primary and secondary education, as well as community transformation, will be an asset to the Seminary.

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THE CENTER FOR CHAPLAINCY AT HOOD THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY


Hood Seminary has received a grant from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to establish a Center for Chaplaincy to foster awareness, information exchange, and collaboration about the opportunities and practices in the field of professional chaplaincy. Dr. Ken Walden, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, is the Center’s Director.

For more information, visit the Center's pages on our website under the INITIATIVES tab on the home page.

TWO HTS ALUMNI NAMED NC LIVING LEGENDS



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.

HTS LAUNCHES PLANNED GIVING WEBSITE


Make a big impact with a future gift! Start at our Planned Giving Website to learn about the different gift options available to you.

Those who make a commitment to include Hood Theological Seminary in their estates become members of the Hood Legacy Society. Such gifts include bequests, gifts of life insurance, gifts of retirement plans or charitable trusts.

Read What's New - three articles full of helpful information. Stay tuned for future news articles!

KELLY M. BRYANT JOINS SEMINARY STAFF


Kelly M. Bryant has joined Hood Theological Seminary as Library Assistant/Writing Specialist. In addition to assisting the director of the library with circulation desk procedures, research and technology issues, and other library programming services, Ms. Bryant will also devote significant energy and time in the Margaret H. Kluttz Writing and Resource Center with one-on-one individual writing instruction.

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HOPE FOR OUR FUTURE

by Dr. Mary Love, Adjunct Professor of Christian Education

"EMPOWERMENT" summed up the experience of the 23rd Samuel D. Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry. "Hope for our future: From Weeping to Working for Justice for our Children" was the theme.

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ASHLEY BOGGAN DREFF TO JOIN HOOD FACULTY


Dr. Ashley Boggan Dreff will join Hood Theological Seminary, effective August 1, 2017, as Director of United Methodist (UM) Studies and Student Recruitment.

Dr. Dreff has a Ph.D. in American Religious History from Drew Theological School with a concentration in Wesleyan/Methodist Studies and Women/Gender Studies. Her doctoral dissertation topic was Methodist and the New Morality: A History of Twentieth-Century Methodist Sexual Ethics (March 2017). She holds a B.A. in Art History (Cum Laude) from the University of Arkansas (2009) and an A.M. in Religious Studies (History of Christianity) from the University of Chicago Divinity School (2012).

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SPECIAL J-TERM COURSE ABROAD


January 8 - 15, 2018
HTS J-term Immersion Course abroad

This Seminary class is held on the campus of United Theological College of West Indies (UTCWI). Convened by Dr. Sharon Grant, HTS faculty, with Dr. Glenroy Lalor, Director of Graduate Studies (UTCWI)


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HTS RECEIVES GRANT FOR CENTER OF CHAPLAINCY


Hood Seminary has received a $50,000 grant from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to establish a Center for Chaplaincy to foster awareness, information exchange, and collaboration about the opportunities and practices in the field of professional chaplaincy.

Dr. Ken Walden, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, is the Center’s Director. Dr. Walden has in-depth experience in military and hospital chaplaincy, as well as church pastoral leadership.

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PHOTOS FROM GRADUATION WEEKEND AVAILABLE NOW


View, order, and enjoy photos from Graduation, as well as Honors Awards and Closing Convocation here

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2017!


2017 Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies and
Doctor of Ministry g
raduates and Faculty

2017 BISHOP JAMES WALKER HOOD AWARDS


Congratulations to this year's Bishop Hood Award winners:
The Margaret C. Woodson Foundation and Dr. Trevor Williams.


Paul and Beth Woodson accepted the award on behalf of the
Woodson Foundation.

Bishop Michael A. Frencher, Sr. and President Vergel Lattimore presented the award to
Dr. Trevor Williams accompanied by his wife, Dr. Gail Hounshell.

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HOOD'S HERALD - Spring 2017


Hot off the presses and on its way to our alumni and friends in the mail! Read online.

If you would like to be on our mailing list, please contact Carol Palmer at cpalmer@hoodseminary.edu.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED


Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery, II,
and Rev. Dr. Mark J. Key were elected to the Board of Trustees in February 2017.

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NEW DOCTOR OF MINISTRY SPECIALIZATIONS ANNOUNCED


Hood Theological Seminary is pleased to announce 2 new Doctor of Ministry degree specializations:

The Doctor of Ministry in Community Advocacy and Social Justice Ministry and

The Doctor of Ministry in Clinical Pastoral Education Supervision

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A STATEMENT ON THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN


We the undersigned faculty, administrators, and staff of Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC, are deeply grieved by the recent presidential campaign and the hostile climate that has emerged as a result. The 2016 campaign rhetoric promoted and emboldened negative and dangerous ideologies such as racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and homophobia, and vile practices such as the bullying and demeaning of groups and individuals. As persons who seek to bear faithful witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and who see value and dignity in all persons, each of whom is part of the image of God, we raise our voices in protest against such ideologies and practices.


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HBTS Writing Project


Presidents and Deans of the Historically Black Theological Schools (HBTS) met October 21-22 at Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, Ohio, to discuss the HBTS Writing Project, a collaborative effort to document the unique history and formation of the six historically black theological schools in the US (Hood Theological Seminary, Howard University Divinity School, Interdenominational Theological Center, Payne Theological Seminary, Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, and Shaw University Divinity School).

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Professor Bradley Trick's New Book Published


Abrahamic Descent, Testamentary Adoption, and the Law in Galatians - Differentiating Abraham's Sons, Seed, and Children of Promise
was published by Brill in August. In this volume, Bradley R. Trick, Assistant Professor of New Testament, argues that Hellenistic testamentary adoption provides the key to understanding Abrahamic descent and its implications for the law in Galatians. Read more here.