SCU's Bland Selected to Receive Scholarship to LOGOS at Baylor University

The School of Professional Studies at Southwestern Christian University (SCU) is proud to announce that Jonathan Bland has been selected to receive a scholarship and stipend exceeding $10,000 to LOGOS at Baylor University, a Summer Institute for students interested in Biblical textual scholarship and Christian apologetics.

Bland is currently working as a Graduate Assistant for the Head of the Theology and Missions Department and Adjunct Instructor at SCU as he completes his final courses for his MA in Theology from Southern Nazarene University (SNU).

Participation for this event grew out of Bland’s involvement in the graduate program at SNU and their selective engagement connection with the Green Scholars Initiative. Only twenty internationally selected graduate students are given hands-on access to early Christian texts in the context of mentored relationships with professors that help emerging scholars train for issues unique to Christian vocation in academic life. Bland’s letter of acceptance states, “The standard of applications for this program was very high and we had many more applications than we were able to accept, congratulations on your success!”

This opportunity emerges uniquely for Jonathan as part of his mentored relationship with SNU Professor Marty Alan Michelson, Ph.D. who is SNU’s contact to the Green Scholars Initiative. Bland & Michelson will be on the campus of Baylor University in June of 2012 working alongside world renowned scholars in Textual Studies, Biblical Studies, Classics, Christian Philosophy and Apologetics. Engagement, collaboration and instruction will include professors from Gordon Conwell Seminary, Trinity Western University, Notre Dame University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and the University of London in addition to hosting faculty at Baylor University. “I am thrilled about this scholarship and generous stipend!” said Dr. Michelson. “Jonathan makes us proud at SNU and extends the work of his undergraduate alma-mater, Southwestern Christian University.”

Dr. Reggies Wenyika, Provost & Vice-President for Academic Affairs at SCU has described Jonathan as “one of the best young scholars emerging from our heritage.”

“The Green Family are sharing and stewarding resources both with the valued texts in the
Green Collection and as they graciously underwrite the expenses and stipends associated
with this program of engagement for Jonathan & me this summer” said Michelson. “We are
thankful for their commitment and their generosity.”

To read more about the program, follow this link to Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion