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Douglas Sweeney Named Dean of Samford’s Beeson Divinity School
Samford University is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas A. Sweeney as the second dean of Beeson Divinity School, effective July 1, 2019. The appointment was announced April 5 by Samford Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs J. Michael Hardin. 
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French Baptist New Testament Scholar Valérie Duval-Poujol to Present the Biblical Studies Lectures
Valérie Duval-Poujol, a Baptist biblical scholar from France, will deliver the annual Biblical Studies Lectures at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, March 19-21, 2019. 
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Abraham Kuruvilla to Present Annual Conger Preaching Lectures
Abraham Kuruvilla, senior research professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministries of Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), will deliver the annual William E. Conger Jr. Lectures on Biblical Preaching at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, Feb. 19-21. 
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Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School installs Michael Pasquarello as first Methodist Chair of Divinity during Opening Convocation
Former North Alabama Methodist Bishop William Willimon encouraged Beeson Divinity students to preach Jesus Christ during the school’s Opening Convocation and installation service of Michael Pasquarello III. 
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Beeson Divinity School’s Doctor of Ministry Program Names New Director, Focuses on Christian Preaching
Beeson Divinity School’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program will now focus exclusively on Christian Preaching, a shift determined by a yearlong program evaluation by Beeson faculty. Tom Fuller, who served as the director of the D.Min. program from 2000-2007, is returning as director. 
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Samford Hosts the Disability and the Church Conference
Church leaders and congregation members across the state gathered for “Disability and the Church,” a one-day conference to explore disability ministries for all ages. The conference was sponsored by Samford’s Center for Congregational Resources along with partner sponsors Beeson Divinity School, Center for Faith and Health, Center for Worship and the Arts, and Orlean Beeson School of Education. 
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Samford’s Beeson Divinity School to Host Conference on Racial Reconciliation with The Institute on Religion and Democracy
Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School and the Institute of Anglican Studies at Beeson in conjunction with The Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) based in Washington D.C. will host the Racial Reconciliation and the National Covenant: A Conference at Samford, Feb. 12-13, 2019, featuring Alveda King and eleven other noted speakers.