Seminary Announcements

Important Dates

Oct 26: Monday Night Zoom Hang-Out at 7:00 pm, "Student Conversation with Homiletics Candidate," led by Phillips Seminary Student Senate Click here for feedback form.

Oct 27: Chapel online via Zoom at 11:30 am

Oct 27: Library Writing and Research Discussion 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The session will start promptly at 5:30, but feel free to drop in at any time during the hour. Bring your questions about thesis statements, papers, resources, citations, and anything else you can think of and we’ll talk about it! Click Here for Zoom link.

Oct 28: Student Senate will be hosting a student-only Town Hall from 7:00-8:00 PM. Be watching for an email from student senate member, Amanda DeWitt, for more details.

Oct 30: Spring enrollment closes for returning degree, special, and diploma students.

Times mentioned above are Central (Tulsa) Time. 

Master-level Spring 2021 Class Enrollment

The Academic Affairs office will be emailing the Spring 2021 schedule to all students. (The schedule will also be posted on the seminary website.) If you are a returning degree, special, or diploma student, please follow these steps:

·     Review the schedule and insert the classes you wish to take into the enrollment form

·     Make an appointment to visit with your adviser to review your enrollment form. You adviser may have suggestions or recommended changes.

·     After you and your adviser have agreed upon the best registration plan for you, submit your enrollment form to the registrar (and copy your adviser!).

NOTE: please anticipate 10 hours of work per week for each 3-hour class you enroll in and plan accordingly!

Enrollment Opens: Monday, October 19

Enrollment Closes: Friday, October 30 

Enrollment Opens for Certificate, Audit, and New Students:

Monday, November 9

If you have questions about the schedule, please direct them to Tammye Jurena in the Academic Affairs Office.

Cuneiform Tablets

Did you know Phillips Theological Seminary now has cuneiform tablets in its Beasley Rare Book Room? 

These tablets were inherited from the Missouri School of Religion, now Phillip’s Center for Ministry and Lay Training, in 2018. It is believed that these items were obtained from the middle east in the 1950’s and donated to the Missouri School of Religion. They have been on extended loan at the University of Columbia’s Museum of Art and Archaeology since the 1970’s. Phillips moved them to the seminary campus in August 2020.

The tablets range in date from 2055 BC to 437 BC. The ‘tablets’ with the figures are modern plasticine casts of ancient cylindrical seals. The tablets are mostly receipts for animals and food items.

According to records the cone shaped tablet reads: “Sin kashid the mighty man, the king of Uruk, the king of Amnanum, the provider for the temple of Eanna—the palace of his kingship has built.” Sin kashid’s dates were circa 1865-1833 BC.