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Dr. Peter Gentry to join Phoenix Seminary as distinguished visiting professor

By Phoenix Seminary | October 29, 2020

President Brian Arnold announced Thursday (October 29) that Dr. Peter J. Gentry will join Phoenix Seminary as distinguished visiting professor of Old Testament. President Arnold expressed his excitement about Gentry joining the Phoenix Seminary faculty. “Dr. Peter Gentry is an incredible addition to the faculty at Phoenix Seminary,” Arnold said. “Not only is Dr. Gentry…

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Faculty Book Club: On the Road with Saint Augustine

By Phoenix Seminary | August 28, 2020

I appreciate the esteemed author’s dual posture—a mature Protestant who learns from existential atheists and the Roman Catholic Church, aware that all three traditions are rooted in Augustine, while taking the role of a compassionate, wise older brother to his intended readers. On The Road is partly Smith’s memoir of  studying philosophy at Villanova (a Catholic)…

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Faculty Book Club: When Doctrine Divides

By Phoenix Seminary | August 5, 2020

Alexander Pope famously said, “To err is human; to forgive is divine,” in his celebrated poem “Essay on Criticism.” Err is part and parcel of the human condition, and since we are prone to err, we are certain to divide. That one liner is not all Pope said in his blistering critique on criticism. Burrowing…

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Phoenix Seminary Welcomes the Evangelical Theological Society Offices to Campus

By Phoenix Seminary | August 4, 2020

In a statement earlier today, the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) announced their new location at Phoenix Seminary in Scottsdale, Arizona. “ETS offices have a new home at Phoenix Seminary,” the ETS website announced. “We are grateful to Phoenix Seminary and President Brian Arnold for their hospitality in providing administrative offices for ETS. We are also…

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What the Fall Semester Looks Like at Phoenix Seminary

By Phoenix Seminary | July 7, 2020

Fall is fast approaching and there are many questions about what the semester will look like here at Phoenix Seminary.  Our plan is to be flexible and nimble, as we humbly acknowledge that we cannot know what the fall will bring.  To accommodate the variety of situations we may face, we are deploying three modalities…

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Phoenix Seminary Hires Kody Gibson as Director of Enrollment and Communications

By Phoenix Seminary | July 1, 2020

President Brian Arnold announced Thursday (July 2) the appointment of Kody Gibson as Director of Enrollment and Communications. Gibson has over a decade of experience in Christian higher education, serving most recently as Vice President of Communications at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary prior to leading the seminary’s recruiting efforts for three years as Director…

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Phoenix Seminary Statement on Racism

By Phoenix Seminary | June 11, 2020

At Phoenix Seminary we are grieved by the racism that still exists in our society, and we stand with those who call for its end. As theological educators, we are committed to preparing ministers of Christ who can, with power and authority, stand up in the face of sin, preach the truth of Christ, call…

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The 2020 Zondervan Greek Award Winner

By Phoenix Seminary | June 2, 2020

Each year, Zondervan Academic partners with universities and seminaries across the country to honor students who have worked exceptionally hard in the biblical languages. Given their foundational importance for theology and ministry, Phoenix Seminary is pleased to participate to encourage excellence in the study of Greek. Today, the faculty is pleased to announce that our…

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If Christ Is Risen, Nothing Else Matters

By Phoenix Seminary | April 12, 2020

The church historian Jaroslav Pelikan has said that “if Christ is risen, nothing else matters. And if Christ is not risen—nothing else matters.” This is my favorite quotation about Easter. All of human history revolves around whether Jesus Christ, the God-man, rose from the dead. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then we…

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Video from Sacred Words Conference

By Phoenix Seminary | March 30, 2020

Last month, the Phoenix Seminary Text & Canon Institute was pleased to host its inaugural Sacred Words church conference. With over 500 who registered, attendees came from as far away as Illinois and Alabama to learn from respected evangelical scholars about how we got the Bible. Christians and skeptics alike heard from Dr. Peter Gentry on the…

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