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Southern Seminary Magazine Through the Years

Since the late 19th century, Southern Seminary’s alumni magazine has appeared in various iterations.

Since the late 19th century, Southern Seminary’s alumni magazine has appeared in various iterations. A look through the magazine’s history offers insights into key moments in the seminary’s own story.

Southern Seminary Magazine 1888

February 1888

    The Seminary Magazine launched in the final year of founder James P. Boyce's presidency.

    Southern Seminary Magazine 1935

    November 1935

      Southern Seminary News, under the presidency of John R. Sampey, released six issues each year. This issue encouraged alumni to attend state convention meetings.

      Southern Seminary Magazine 1951

      October 1951

        The magazine debuted as The Tie, a reference to the John Fawcett hymn "Blest be the tie that binds."

        Southern Seminary Magazine 1959

        March 1959

          In celebration of the seminary's centennial, the magazine drew attention to the construction of the James P. Boyce Centennial Library.

          Southern Seminary Magazine 1963

          January 1963

            This issue of The Tie explored how prospective students raised concerns about the seminary's theological drift, which was resolved 30 years later.

            Southern Seminary Magazine 1981

            August/September 1981

              Duke K. McCall, the longest-serving SBTS president, retired in 1981 and was involved with the seminary until his death in 2013.

              Southern Seminary Magazine 1994

              Winter 1994

                The new Southern Seminary Magazine, still referencing its heritage as The Tie, was the first issue after R. Albert Mohler Jr.'s inauguration and announced the establishment of the Billy Graham School.

                Southern Seminary Magazine 2009

                Summer 2009

                  The sesquicentennial issue recounted the seminary's history.

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