Robert P. Sellers, Ph.D.

Seminary Faculty

Professor of Missions Ministry
Connally Chair of Missions

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Dr. Sellers joined the Logsdon faculty in 1998. He brings more than 25 years of experience in international missions in Indonesia and has traveled, worked, and studied in more than 40 countries of the world. He has previously taught at two Indonesian institutions, the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary and the Indonesia Baptist Theological Seminary, both on the island of Java. Dr. Sellers also served as a lecturer and missionary in residence at Baylor University and Truett Seminary. He has contributed articles to many journals and periodicals in this country as well as authored numerous materials for Indonesian Baptists.

Dr. Sellers has served Indonesian congregations as well as churches in the United States in a variety of ministry positions. He has taken Logsdon students for global mission immersion classes in South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Eastern and Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia.  His current professional and research interests involve interreligious dialogue, missions theology, and world religions.  He represents Cooperative Baptists as a member of the Interfaith Relations Commission of the National Council of Churches, as a member of the Baptist-Muslim Relations Commission of the Baptist World Alliance, and as a trustee of a Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Degrees Earned:

Bachelor’s – B.A., English Literature – Mississippi College – 1967
Master’s – M.Div., New Testament – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – 1972
Doctorate – Ph. D., Theological Ethics – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – 1993
Additional Study at The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2004

Courses Taught:

BIBL 1302 – New Testament Survey
MISS 3301 – Biblical Basis for Missions
MISS 3305 – Missions Anthropology
MISS 4311 – History of Missions
MISS 6301 – Christian Approaches to Other Faiths
MISS 6302 – Cross-Cultural Missions
MISS 6304 – Missionary Life and Work
MISS 6305 – Studies in Global Christianity
THEO 6370 – Liberation Theology and Global Missions
THEO 6371 – Theologies of the Two-Thirds World
THEO 6372 – World Religions

Representative Writings:

You can discover a little more of Dr. Sellers’s ideas and passions by following these links to some of his writings or speeches:

  • In Defense of Multiculturalism,” Christian Ethics Today, April 2001, argues for the benefits to be gained by our living in a culturally and religiously plural world.  The text comes from Dr. Sellers’s address given in the Hardin-Simmons University Chapel on November 2, 1999.
  • “A baptist View of Missions for Postmodernity,” Review & Expositor, Fall 2003, considers characteristics of our postmodern world and suggests appropriate shifts in missions theology and methodology to help the Church to fit its message to its time and place.
  • “Is Mission Possible in a Postmodern World?” Review & Expositor, Summer 2004, applies the missional shifts Dr. Sellers recommends to the Church in the context of our postmodern world, as discussed in his earlier R & E contribution, “A baptist View of Missions for Postmodernity.”
  • Baptists and Muslims: Being Good Neighbors,” EthicsDaily.Com, June 20, 2009, summarizes Dr. Sellers’s breakout session at the 2008 General Assembly of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

HSU Administration

Lanny Hall, Ph.D., President
Thomas V. Brisco, Ph.D., Provost, Chief Academic Officer
Vicki House, M.B.A.,
Vice-President for Enrollment Management
Mike Hammack, M.B.A., Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
Harold Preston, M.B.A., Senior Vice-President for Finance, Chief Operations Officer
Dave Rozeboom, Ph.D., Senior Vice-President for Student Development

Seminary Trustee Advisory Board

Dr. Brent Gentzel, Kaufman
Mrs. Tina Hunter, Abilene, Chair
Dr. Jerry Joplin
, Lubbock
Mrs. Leigh King, Abilene
Rev. Joe Martinez, Houston
Mrs. Norma Schaffer, Abilene
Dr. Glen Schmucker, Fair Oaks Ranch

Logsdon Seminary Administration and Staff

Don Williford, Ph.D., Dean of Logsdon Seminary & School of Theology
Penny Gammill, A.A., Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Robert R. Ellis
, Ph.D.
, Associate Dean of Academics
Rosie Hollingsworth, M.M.A., Assistant to the Associate Dean of Academics

Ken Lyle, Jr.
, Ph.D.
, Director of the Master of Divinity Program
Randall Maurer, Ph.D., Director of Master of Arts in Family Ministry Program
Larry Baker, Th.D., Director of Doctor of Ministry Program
Omer Hancock, Th.D., Financial Officer and Director of University In-Service Training
James Stone, M.Div., Director of Placement and Congregational Resourcing
Daniel Martin, B.B.S., Coordinator for Student Services and Admissions

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