• HBU Golf Hosts Professional Golfer Colin Montgomerie

    After graduating from Houston Baptist University in 1987, Golfer Colin Montgomerie immediately turned professional, and has made a name for himself around the world. “Monty,” as he is known, has won dozens of top tournaments and is a Ryder Cup legend. The Scot has been named “Europe’s Top Golfer” eight times. In May, Montgomerie was …

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  • Endowed Scholarship Donors Honored at Reception

    James Blackwell’s family first donated to Houston Baptist University in the 1960s, when they gifted a tract of land in the Alvin area to the University. He is still passionate about supporting a higher education institution which has as its founding mission, recognizing Jesus Christ as Lord. “I pray that students get the opportunity to …

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  • Dr. Timothy Brookins Discusses His Path to Scholarship

    Dr. Timothy Brookins is the director of Graduate Programs for the School of Christian Thought, program coordinator for Graduate Theology Programs, interim chair of the Department of Theology, and assistant professor of Classics and Biblical Languages for HBU. Please tell us about your personal, academic and professional background. I grew up in a traditional home …

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  • HBU Tops Academically in Southland for Third-Straight Year

    HBU was recognized with the Southland Conference Academic Performance Achievement Award for the third-consecutive year at the league’s annual May meeting in Frisco, Texas. HBU earned 78 of its possible 91 points, 85.7 percent, well ahead of Sam Houston State, which was second with 45-of-98 points for 45.9 percent. The award is largely determined by …

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  • My Look Into “Fragments of Truth”

    By Dr. Craig Evans Shortly after we completed filming in Israel of our series of mini-documentaries on “Archaeology Jesus,” Reuben Evans of Faithlife Films asked me what project we should do next. At the time, I was researching my book, “Jesus and the Manuscripts.” How many, how old, and how good the manuscripts of the …

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  • Women’s Golf Captures Second-Straight Southland Conference Championship

    By Russ Reneau & Erica Reyes The setting, the scene, nearly all of the actors were the same and the result was not much different. As it did last year on a sweltering Wednesday at Woodforest Golf Club in Montgomery, Texas, the HBU women’s golf team held off a charge from Central Arkansas to win …

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  • Education: Yesterday and Today

    The following is written by Dr. Jay Spencer, HBU associate vice president for Digital/Online Operations. Dr. Spencer is a veteran of higher education recruitment, admissions and academic affairs. He began his career in 1988, becoming a pioneer in distance education. He has held various positions in higher education including vice president of Enrollment Management and …

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  • Dr. Sloan Addresses Mental Health

    PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Mental health is always hard to talk about. People understandably do not want to mention their own emotional struggles. I recall a dear aunt of mine who told my mother back in the days of handwritten letters that lately she had “had the blues.” I saw the letter and somehow never forgot what …

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  • This is Home: HBU is Where Assistant Basketball Coach Steven Key is Meant to Be

    By Jeff Sutton If you’ve followed HBU men’s basketball at all over the last 27 seasons since the program restarted, you’re no doubt familiar with head coach Ron Cottrell who has presided over each and every one of those seasons. Odds are, you’re also familiar with assistant coach Steven Key who has been a part …

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  • Cinema & New Media Arts Faculty Visit SXSW Festival

    Submitted by the CNME Faculty This spring, for the third straight year, faculty from HBU’s Cinema & New Media Arts program attended the South by Southwest Film Festival, Texas’ largest media conference held annually in Austin. For seven days, the faculty joined the other 72,869 festival goers in attending film screenings, panel discussions, and talks …

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