Author: Joe Bessler

A Commencement Reflection by Joe Bessler

The annual commencement services for the class of 2015-2016 graduates of Phillips Theological Seminary was held at First Christian Church, in Tulsa, on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Dr. Joe Bessler offers the faculty reflection at this graduation ceremony. Bessler is the Robert Travis Peake Professor of Theology and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Assessment […]

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Looking Forward Part II by Joe Bessler

Dr. Joe Bessler, the Robert Travis Peake Professor of Theology and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Assessment, reflects on Looking Forward as he begins a semester long sabbatical. He also reflects on 2 Corinthians 12: 7b-10 and Mark 6: 1-6. This is part II of his reflection.

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Looking Forward Part I by Joe Bessler

Dr. Joe Bessler, the Robert Travis Peake Professor of Theology and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Assessment, reflects on Looking Forward as he begins a semester long sabbatical. He also reflects on 2 Corinthians 12: 7b-10 and Mark 6: 1-6. This is part I of his reflection.

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The Lenten Journey Continues by Joe Bessler

Bessler initially recites a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Bessler also shares a story about four-legged companions, including his own cat named Picasso. He then reflects on Matthew 4: 1-11.

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