Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, with assistance from The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) and the Texas Presbyterian Foundation, announces the development of "Shelter from the Storm: Telling Our Stories, Finding God," a two-weekend retreat for pastors in the Houston area who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Reverend Dr. Robert M. Shelton, Jean Brown Professor Emeritus of Homiletics and Liturgics and former President (1996-2002) of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, died in Dallas, Texas, on March 4, 2018.
Austin Seminary Honors Alumni for Distinguished Service Austin (January 31, 2018)— The Reverend Dr. Valerie Bridgeman and The Reverend Dr. David Gambrell were honored with the 2018 Austin Seminary Association's (ASA) Awards for Service, citing their dedication and outstanding service to the church and community. Begun in 1975, the awards are given each year during the ASA Annual Meeting and Banquet. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and community and selected by the ASA Awards Committee and Board.

CPL Grants

The College of Pastoral Leaders makes grants of up to $10,000 to small groups of ministers to pursue their own learning and renewal agenda over a two-year period. Application Deadline: May 15.

New Book from Carolyn Helsel

In this video Professor Carolyn B. Helsel talks about her new book, Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White People Talk Faithfully about Racism (February 2018, Chalice Press). Look for her "talking about it" here.

Deep in the heart of Austin!

"Con Flama" by Sharon Bridgforth, "inspires us to love, connect and heal each other, and urges us to establish communities of love." On stage at the Dougherty Arts Center, March 22-April 7.

Discovery Weekend

Are you considering going to seminary? See if Austin Seminary is the right place to pursue your path to service. Come to Discovery Weekend, April 13-15, 2018.


Reinhold Niebuhr film

In partnership with the Harry Ransom Center, Austin Seminary presents a screening of An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story with filmmaker Martin Dobelmeier, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.


Upcoming Events

    • ThuMar22 Music Service 11:10 AM to 12:00 PMShelton Chapel
    • TueApr03 Chapel Service Carolyn Helsel Preaching 11:10 AM to 12:00 PMShelton Chapel
    • ThuApr05 Beloved Community - Diversity Commission Event 11:10 AM to 12:00 PMShelton Chapel


Women in the Workplace: "Theological Hors d'Oeuvre"

March 20, 2018

Webinar: "You Want Me to Teach What??"

April 11, 2018

"Reconceiving Hope"

April 13, 2018

Settles Lecture: Dr. Amos Yong

April 19, 2018

April 24, 2018, at Harry Ransom Center Prothro Theater, UT campus

"Ten-Minute Play Bake-Off"

April 26, 2018

Webinar: "Young Adults and the Church"

May 2, 2018

Wesley Connection: "Constructing a narrative of Revitalization"

May 9, 2018

"How Pastors Write for Public Life"

May 14-17, 2018

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