Happy Centennial, Southwestern!
It's hard to believe, but Southwestern Seminary is celebrating its 100 year anniversary! Actually, we get to celebrate the centennial again in 2010. You see, SWBTS was founded on March 14, 1908 in Waco, TX, but it moved to Ft. Worth in 1910. So we celebrated today, and we get to do all this again in two years (hopefully I will have graduated by then!).
So today was Founder's Day, and we had a huge celebration. We had a special Friday chapel service on the main lawn, and the previous president, Dr. Hemphill, came and preached. He's known as the "weeping president" because he always cries in his sermons, and today he didn't disappoint. It was a nice service, though it was long and quite warm out there in the sunshine (it was about 85 degrees today and there was no shade). I had on a v-neck top, and got a bit cooked. (I forgot my camera at work today, so I took a few pics with my camera phone, but can't figure out how to get them onto the computer!)
Tonight we had a huge Texas BBQ picnic for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families. It was a lot of fun just getting to enjoy the weather and spend time hanging out with friends. We had a concert on the main lawn, and topped the evening off with an incredible fireworks display over the memorial building. It was a day to celebrate SWBTS's high points in a time when all too often all that makes the news is its down side. It was a day to remember the ministry that I'm training for. It was a great way to honor the heritage of Southwestern, what it means to this community and more importantly what it does every day for the Kingdom of God. I can honestly say I'm proud to be called a Southwesterner.
(My coworker Lance and his wife Amanda)
There was quite the crowd there!
Dr. and Mrs. Wolfe