The Reverend Dr. José R. Irizarry will be inaugurated as the tenth president of Austin Seminary on March 31, 2023
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Austin Seminary Worship is a new podcast with conversations among those who plan and lead worship each week
The Spring issue of Insights honors and features Professor David Johnson who retired at the end of 2021.
The Reverend Dr. Paul Hooker speaks with Dr. Bill Greenway about poetry as theology
The Austin Seminary Board of Trustees, at a called meeting on June 27, elected the Reverend Dr. José Ramon Irizarry as the Seminary’s next president.
Education Beyond the Walls at Austin Seminary (EBW) has created Houses of Hope to foster engagement with and among small-town and rural congregations in Texas and Oklahoma.
The Austin Seminary Board of Trustees has called Dr. Ángel J. Gallardo to be Assistant Professor of Church History, effective July 1, 2022.
What have you learned about yourself as a teacher during the Covid-19 crisis? In helping prepare online worship, I’ve learned some things about technology and how difficult it can be, at times, for an online meeting platform to be expressive and poetic; but I’ve also learned fresh things about paying attention to a given medium and allowing it to reveal what it’s capable of.
Words to live by? Everywhere a metaphor.
Favorite biblical text? Genesis 12. Blessed to be a blessing (my shorthand for the story.)
What do you like about teaching at Austin Seminary? Everything!
Why did you choose your field? The Hebrew Bible has to best stories! And I had lots of questions about them when I encountered them at church. But as happens so often, my questions were not taken very seriously or were deemed annoying and it was only when I started taking academic classes on the Bible as an undergrad, that my questions were finally addressed. And that's, in part, why I became a Biblicist!
What have you learned about yourself as a teacher during Covid-19? That my assumption that technology is evil is not wholly correct, and that, at times, it can be used for good. And that I can indeed teach online, and even enjoy it! Amazing!