Academic Excellence, Personal Transformation, Leadership Development

Suffering and Joy

by Dr. Jerry Terrill, Professor of Counseling and Director of the Counseling Program at Houston Graduate School of Theology He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide... Continue Reading →


Focusing on Families

by Herbert S. Fain Jr, JD, DMin, HGST Professor of Legal and Social Ethics  As one examines the economy, our legal system, and other factors affecting parenting and the American family, it is apparent that class, ethnicity, education, employment status,... Continue Reading →

God Disguised as Life

by Dr. Jerry Webber, DMin, Doctor of Ministry Spiritual Direction and Formation Specialization Director, Houston Graduate School of Theology Conventional wisdom says that God “shows up” at certain times, in special places, and in some people when the conditions are... Continue Reading →

The Crucifixion of Jesus

by Dr. Doug Kennard, Professor of Christian Scripture, Houston Graduate School of Theology Jesus died on the eve of Passover between 30 and 34 AD, when the Passover lambs were likely being killed.[1] With Jesus beginning His ministry around 28... Continue Reading →

If only . .

by Dr. Chuck Pitts, Adjunct Professor in Old Testament, Houston Graduate School of Theology; Social Studies Teacher, Sam Houston High School I remember a song that we sang back in the 1970s. It went like this: We are one in... Continue Reading →

Go and Make Community

by Dr. Becky Towne, Academic Dean and Professor of Christian Spirituality A few years ago, my husband and I would regularly load up our bicycles and drive to a winding trail by a creek to exercise, talk, and unwind while... Continue Reading →

Being With

by James H. Furr, PhD, President, Houston Graduate School of Theology In the family and church in which I was reared, care for hurting people was a common practice.  Wide-ranging expressions included funds from the church benevolence fund, personal gifts... Continue Reading →

The Beatitudes–a Paraphrase

by Ken Shuman, DMin, HGST Assistant Professor of Pastoral Leadership Over the last several months I’ve been reflecting on the beatitudes of Jesus. The more I reflect, the more I find them to be challenging and life altering. The teachings... Continue Reading →

The Influence of Jan Hus on Martin Luther

by Dr. Jerry L. Terrill Jan (John) Hus was a major influence through his writings on the life and work of Martin Luther. Jan Hus was a university rector, theologian, and pastor/preacher of Bethlehem Chapel in Prague. As a priest,... Continue Reading →

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