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Phillips Seminary Offers Mail-In Ballot Notary Service

Phillips Theological Seminary joins ACTION Tulsa’s Notary Day, June 27 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday. COVID 19 has made voting more challenging and many voters have requested an absentee ballot. The notary service is free. All absentee ballots must be at the election board by 7 p.m. June 30, election day. The seminary is at […]

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Phillips Seminary Stands with African Americans’ Celebration of Juneteenth

With the discussion of President Donald Trump’s initial intention to hold a campaign rally in Tulsa this coming weekend, we at Phillips Theological Seminary continue to stand with the African American communities of Oklahoma as we consider the significance of the celebration of June 19th. This date, also known as Juneteenth, commemorates for African Americans […]

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Phillips Seminary Announces New Vice President, Dean

Phillips Theological Seminary welcomes the Rev. Dr. Lee H. Butler, Jr. as the seminary’s new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean. Butler will also hold an endowed academic chair and serve as the William Tabbernee Professor of the History of Religions and Africana Pastoral Theology at Phillips. He was a mentee of the […]

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Statement on Mr. George Floyd and Nationwide Protests

The flames and winds that Christians celebrate at Pentecost this year have become flames of anger and winds of rage engulfing America. At Phillips Theological Seminary, as we have watched the multiple events from the week of May 25-29 including the death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis and the cellular phone call of Ms. […]

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May Commencement Postponed

Because of the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, May commencement for students at Phillips Theological Seminary is being postponed until early fall. The Academic Affairs office is currently considering possible dates for commencement and will let students know as soon as possible. That office is also examining how to offer other commencement-related events, including […]

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Phillips Implements Student Debt Reduction Plan

The executive committee of the Phillips Theological Seminary Board of Trustees has approved a student debt reduction plan in response to the economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The members of the committee, who act on behalf of the board between meetings, unanimously agreed March 31 that students enrolled for degree credit shall be […]

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Roger Allan Sizemore: April 1, 1937-March 17, 2020

The first president of the Phillips Graduate Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Roger Allan Sizemore, died March 17, 2020 after a life of service in higher education and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Sizemore served as president of PGS from 1988-90 after the Graduate Seminary of Philips University separated from the university in 1987. He served as Dean of the graduate seminary from 1984-87.

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UPDATE: COVID-19 Response

Phillips Theological Seminary remains mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic and has made adjustments to its course schedule, events and daily operations at the Tulsa, Okla. campus. At this time, campus offices remain open on their regular schedules. Phillips has been in touch with its students and staff about changes made in response to the viral […]

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Phillips Announces New Faculty Member, Peter Capretto

Interim Dean Joe Bessler is pleased to announce that Peter Capretto is joining the Phillips Theological Seminary faculty beginning the fall of 2020 as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care in Religion and Culture. “We were pleased with the number of strong candidates for this faculty search,” said Bessler. “I believe Peter will strengthen the long […]

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