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Observing Advent: Finding peace in a turbulent world

December 08, 2020

We look for an answer to all of the heartache and confusion in this life. We long for peace. In our continuing celebration of Advent, Dr. William Viser reminds us of the similarly turbulent times before the coming of the Messiah, the Prince of Peace.

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Observing Advent: Hoping for change

December 03, 2020

How do you feel about the year 2020? The question is, will 2021 be any better? I hope so. That is the thing about hope. Hope expects things to change. Hope says someday, maybe someday soon, our troubles and struggles will come to an end.

Student walks in forest

Facing this moment in history: Why your response matters

July 07, 2020

My – and perhaps your – experience with the pandemic has been fairly positive so far. But this has not been the case for everyone. Whether you are wanting to maximize this time or struggling with your experiences, I humbly offer the following words of encouragement and challenge.

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What does the Bible say about race?

June 23, 2020

Any serious biblical study of race or ethnicity should start in Genesis 1. The Bible does not start off with the creation of a special or privileged race of people. When the first human being is created he is simply called Adam, which is Hebrew for “humankind.”

Spiritual Issues Christian Counseling Conference

Ouachita to host Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling Feb. 28

February 13, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies will host the 10th annual Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling on Friday, Feb. 28, in Walker Conference Center on Ouachita’s campus. The conference, which will focus this year on the topic of “Spiritual Issues,” is co-sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Ouachita.

Slaton Teague

From the Ouachitonian: Slaton Teague

January 20, 2020

Serving as a student minister gave Slaton Teague the opportunity to live out God’s will for his life. A senior Christian studies major with an emphasis in Biblical studies and Christian ministry from White Oak, Texas, Teague spent the past three years pouring into students as an intern, associate pastor and now a student pastor. His time at Ouachita shaped him into a lifelong learner as he continued to build relationships with students.

Dr. David Bebbington presents Birkett Williams lecture at Ouachita

Dr. David Bebbington discusses evangelical history, trajectory in Birkett Williams lecture at Ouachita

October 22, 2019

Dr. David W. Bebbington spoke at Ouachita Baptist University on Oct. 7 as part of the university’s Birkett Williams Lecture Series. A world-renowned scholar on evangelicalism, Bebbington focused his lecture on the history of evangelicalism and its relevancy to the modern Christian.

Dr. David W. Bebbington will present “Evangelicals: Who They Have Been, Are Now, and Could Be” for Ouachita’s Birkett Williams Lecture on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall.

Ouachita to host church history scholar David Bebbington on Oct. 7 for Birkett Williams Lecture

September 24, 2019

Ouachita Baptist University will host Dr. David W. Bebbington, visiting professor at Baylor University, for a lecture on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center.

Berry-Peeples Bible Building

Behind the names: Berry-Peeples Bible Building

June 24, 2019

For nearly 60 years, Berry Bible Building has been the academic home for countless Ouachita Christian studies students and professors, as well as the rest of the student body, who complete foundational Christian studies classes there.

Berry Chapel

Behind the names: Berry Chapel

June 20, 2019

With its large, symmetrical windows and white steeple stretching high, Berry Chapel has served as a campus landmark since 1962. It is a favorite sketch subject for Ouachita’s aspiring artists, but it is also a place – more than a building – etched in the memories of countless Ouachita students.