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DBU Honors the Life of President Emeritus, Dr. William E. "Bill" Thorn

Dr. William E. “Bill” Thorn, President Emeritus of Dallas Baptist University, recently passed away on June 22 at the age of 97. Bill served as the third president of Dallas Baptist College from 1975-79. He was appointed President Emeritus after the school attained university status and later served on the Board of Trustees.

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A Model of Leadership in Ministry

When it came time to choose his dissertation research in DBU's doctoral program, Dr. Bryan Price considered the challenges of his own pastoral context and was inspired to study the leadership of the late Civil Rights activist and pastor Gardner C. Taylor.

BridgeBuilders Resources on Ethnic Conciliation

BridgeBuilders Resources on Ethnic Conciliation

In moments of injustice, how do we respond? DBU Alumni recently addressed this question during a recent webinar hosted by BridgeBuilders. Their resources are helpful in informing an active pursuit of justice.

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A Story of Restoration and Service

Resident Director Wayne Briggs's story reflects the nature of intentionally seeking to serve others, after having been found, served and restored himself.

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DBU Alum Dr. Cheryl Goodwin: Leading Relationship Workers in the Fourth Industrial Age

DBU Alum Dr. Cheryl Goodwin hopes that her research on leading relationship workers will contribute to a much larger conversation on leadership challenges and opportunities in a society steadily moving toward greater automation and machine learning.

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“Joy in the Strangest of Times”

DBU Report, Spring 2020. DBU’s first-ever Commencement Parade makes the front page of The Dallas Morning News, as more than 650 cars join in to honor some 350 graduates who participated. Check out the amazing event on pages 18-21.

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A Message from DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright

There has yet to be a time in my life where I have been filled with such sadness and grief of witnessing what seems to be unfolding all around me. DBU has always been a refuge for me, but as I have learned in recent days, the place that is a safe space for me, has at times been the opposite for others, especially our students of color. This grieves me.

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Power-Sharing in Afghanistan

Although the United States and the Taliban signed a deal in February, insurgency across Afghanistan has increased in the last few months. The United States is set to take a less prominent role than it has historically, while the Afghan government itself wrestles with the question of how to resolve internal conflict amidst a new power-sharing deal.