College of Theology and Ministry News Articles

Pastors and Ministry Leaders Invited to OBU’s Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Nov. 10

November 2, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University’s annual Winter Bible Study Clinic will be held Friday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the upstairs of the Geiger Center. Dr. Bobby Kelly, Ruth Dickinson professor of religion; Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R.…

Anderson’s Book on Christian Worldview to be Launched During Nov. 3 Forum

October 31, 2017 | Permalink

Teaching a course on a complex topic, such as one’s worldview, is enough of a challenge for any professor. However, one Oklahoma Baptist University professor not only met that challenge, but also took on a more daunting task: writing the…

Bebbington Presents Lecture on Life of William Carey

September 29, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. David Bebbington, religious scholar and professor of history at the University of Stirling in Scotland, presented a lecture on the life of William Carey Friday, Sept. 29, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The lecture was one of multiple…

Bebbington to Join Philosophy Forum Panel Sept. 29, Lecture on Campus Sept. 28-Oct. 2

September 26, 2017 | Permalink

The philosophy department of Oklahoma Baptist University’s Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry will host a panel discussion Friday, Sept. 29, on the topic, “Challenges and Opportunities: Fundamentalism, Secularism and Evangelical…

Jordan Receives OBU's Hobbs Award During Falls Creek Centennial Celebration

September 7, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University presented the Herschel H. Hobbs Award for Distinguished Denominational Service to Dr. Anthony Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Sunday, Sept. 3, during the Falls…

OBU Confers Degrees Upon 330 Graduates

May 19, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 330 graduates during its 103rd Spring Commencement Friday, May 19. The event took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. View the photo album on OBU's…

OBU to Hold 103rd Spring Commencement in Honor of 330 Graduates

May 18, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 330 students during OBU’s 103rd Spring Commencement Friday, May 19. The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 10, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University recognized outstanding students during Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 10, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium, with seniors Graeson Griffin and Emma Patton receiving the highest awards given. The University…

Raley to Speak During OBU Spring Commencement May 19

May 8, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will hold its 2017 Spring Commencement Friday, May 19, at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Tickets are required for admission, but a video…

Bandy Brings Chapel Message on Prayer May 3

May 3, 2017 | Permalink

Dr. Alan Bandy, Rowena R. Strickland associate professor of New Testament, delivered the chapel message Wednesday, May 3, at Oklahoma Baptist University. The chapel concluded the 2016-17 chapel series, “Prayer: Beseeching the Lord through…

Senior Ryan Ross Delivers OBU Chapel Message April 19

April 19, 2017 | Permalink

Ryan Ross, a senior pastoral ministry major from Oklahoma City, delivered the chapel address at OBU Wednesday, April 19. The service took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. He taught on the story…

OBU to Host Annual Pastors’ School June 26-28

April 11, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will host the 2017 OBU Pastors’ School June 26-28. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for Baptist pastors, is “Sexuality, Human Identity, and the…

SGA Honors Faculty and Staff ‘Seven Who Care’

April 6, 2017 | Permalink

OBU students honored seven faculty and staff members Wednesday, April 5, for their contributions to the campus community. The honorees received the Seven Who Care Award during the university's annual Hyde Park chapel service in Raley Chapel.…

OBU Honors 103 Graduates During Winter Commencement

December 16, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees upon 74 undergraduate and 29 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 16. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Pastor Joe Ligon, senior pastor at…

OBU to Honor 103 Graduates During Winter Commencement Dec. 16

December 16, 2016 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University will confer degrees upon 74 undergraduate and 29 graduate students during Winter Commencement, Friday, Dec. 16. The ceremony will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium at 2 p.m. Pastor Joe Ligon,…

A Mission of Multiplication and Communication: ‘Mission 1.8’ Trains OBU Students to Impact Community, World

November 29, 2016 | Permalink

By Catherine Finch Catherine Finch is a junior at OBU and a student worker in the University’s Marketing and Communications office. Her first-person experience with Mission 1.8, and the impact it has had on her, led her to research and…

OBU to Host Annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Oct. 28

September 26, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will host its annual Winter Bible Study Clinic Friday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in OBU’s Mabee Suite in the Noble Complex. This year’s clinic, themed “Complacency Exposed … Malachi,” is designed to…

Thomas Delivers Chapel Message on Prayer from Luke 18

September 21, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Heath Thomas delivered OBU’s chapel message Wednesday, Sept. 21. His message was from Luke 18 and was about the power of prayer for our time. Thomas is dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, associate vice president for…

OBU to Host Philosophy Forum on Capital Punishment Sept. 16

September 14, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will kick off the fall Philosophy Forum series Friday, Sept. 16, with a faculty dialogue discussing the topic, “Should a Christian Support the Death Penalty?” The OBU Department of Philosophy will sponsor the event, beginning at…

Green and Jones Installed to Academic Positions During OBU Convocation

September 1, 2016 | Permalink

Dr. Daryl Green and Dr. Galen Jones were installed to academic positions during Oklahoma Baptist University's annual Convocation service Aug. 31. Endowed chairs and professorships are awarded to select professors who are outstanding teachers…

Space Remains for OBU Pastors School July 11-13

June 10, 2016 | Permalink

It’s not too late to register for the 2016 OBU Pastors School, July 11-13 on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for pastors and ministry…

OBU Recognizes Outstanding Students During Awards Chapel

May 4, 2016 | Permalink

OBU recognized its outstanding students during the annual Awards Convocation Wednesday, May 4, in Raley Chapel, with seniors Lucas Adams and Jessica Dickinson receiving the highest awards given to students by OBU. The University also recognized…

Spring Commencement to Feature Address by Hall, Honorary Doctorates

May 3, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will hold its 2016 Spring Commencement Friday, May 13, at 3 p.m. The event will take place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Tickets are required for admission. Shane Hall, OBU alumnus and senior pastor…

Registration Now Open for OBU Pastors School July 11-13

March 22, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will host the 2016 OBU Pastors School July 11-13. The theme for the event, designed to provide a ministry development opportunity for Baptist pastors, is “Prayer: Key to Preaching the Word in Power” using Ephesians 1:15-23. The…