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by   |  04.26.13  |  Announcements

Recently, Dr. Ken Cukrowski made the following announcement to the CBS community.

Dear CBS faculty and staff,

Upon the recommendation of the faculty of the Graduate School of Theology and the approval of the Provost, I am delighted to appoint Dr. Timothy R. Sensing as Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Theology, effective June 1. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Sensing to this new appointment.

Dr. James W. Thompson, the Onstead Professor of Biblical Studies, who himself was Associate Dean of the GST when Sensing was hired in 1998, stated, “Tim Sensing has amazing gifts as an administrator, especially in managing curriculum, and within the GST he has been our point person on accreditation issues.” Thompson added, “He is one of the leading experts in Homiletics among Churches of Christ with extensive ministerial experience and solid scholarship in the field.”

Sensing indeed brings a wealth of experience to the position. He currently serves as Professor of Ministry, specializing in Homiletics and Practical Theology. He also functions as the Director of Academic Services for the GST and the advisor to the MDiv and MACM programs. Previous experience includes a stint on the ACU Faculty Senate and ten years as Director of Supervised Ministry (now called Contextual Education). Among other things, he served on the Steering Committee that prepared the report for the school’s first accreditation review from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in 2001, and he chaired the committee that prepared the most recent ATS accreditation review in 2006. He is a member of the Academy of Homiletics and the Religious Speech Communication Association. He has also been very active in the Association for Theological Field Education, holding several offices in that organization.

Not only does Sensing teach preaching, he practices it. He is a champion of small congregations with some eighteen years of experience as a full-time minister at various congregations in Indiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Although the Highland Church of Christ is his church home in Abilene, he has served over the years as interim preacher or occasional guest preacher for various congregations in West Texas. More »