The Seminary Magazine launched in the final year of founder James P. Boyce's presidency.
Southern Seminary News, under the presidency of John R. Sampey, released six issues each year. This issue encouraged alumni to attend state convention meetings.
The magazine debuted as The Tie, a reference to the John Fawcett hymn "Blest be the tie that binds."
In celebration of the seminary's centennial, the magazine drew attention to the construction of the James P. Boyce Centennial Library.
This issue of The Tie explored how prospective students raised concerns about the seminary's theological drift, which was resolved 30 years later.
Duke K. McCall, the longest-serving SBTS president, retired in 1981 and was involved with the seminary until his death in 2013.
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.
The sesquicentennial issue recounted the seminary's history.