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Phillips Announces New Liturgy and Practical Theology Faculty Member

Phillips Theological Seminary welcomes Allie Utley as Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Practical Theology beginning July 1.

Utley’s scholarship and professional identity within the fields of Liturgics and Practical Theology have been formed and influenced by her primary professors and academic mentors the Rev. Dr. John McClure and the late Rev. Dr. Dale Andrews, two scholar-teachers of the Presbyterian and African Methodist Episcopal Churches.

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Statement Regarding Spring 2021 Classes and Events

Due to the widespread prevalence of the coronavirus in Tulsa County, Phillips Theological Seminary will remain fully online for Spring 2021 classes and events. The administration will announce a decision on how the seminary will celebrate commencement by April 1.

“While we miss being with each other on campus, we also do not anticipate a significant reduction in the spread of COVID-19 that would make it safe to be in-person until later in 2021,” said Phillips President Nancy Claire Pittman.

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Phillips Seminary Worship Kit

Phillips Theological Seminary is providing churches meeting online an opportunity to take a break from the weekly creation of worship by providing a ready-to-stream downloadable service. The seminary has created the complete digital service as a gift to pastors, congregational leaders and musicians needing a break after months of being out of their church buildings. […]

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Dr. Lisa Barnett Joins Disciples History Journal Editorial Board

Dr. Lisa Barnett will be a part of the launch of The Journal of Discipliana as an online publication starting in early 2021. The project is a revival of the former Discipliana journal, first published in 1941. Barnett, an assistant professor of the history of Christianity at Phillips Theological Seminary, has agreed to serve a […]

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Statement on the Passing of the Rev. C.T. Vivian and U.S. Rep. John Lewis

You can turn your back on me, but you cannot turn your back upon the idea of justice. You can turn your back now and you can keep your club in your hand, but you cannot beat down justice… C.T. Vivian addressing Dallas County Sheriff Jim Clark, Selma, 1965 We are tired; We are tired […]

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Widespread Blackbaud Data Breach Includes Phillips

Phillips Theological Seminary has learned that some of the personal information belonging to our donors was illegally taken as part of what is called a “ransomware” attack on our database vendor, Blackbaud. Blackbaud has assured the seminary the attackers did NOT access any credit card, bank account, or social security numbers. The files stolen by […]

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Fall 2020 Courses to be Conducted Online Due to Pandemic

STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT NANCY CLAIRE PITTMAN We are indeed living in very trying times as we all struggle to survive COVID-19 and navigate our way through the challenges and difficulties in its wake. The numbers of cases in Oklahoma and surrounding states continue to climb rapidly. In spite of the constant debates in public that […]

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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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