Anonymous donor gives $5 million to Criswell College, largest gift in school’s history

Rob Collingsworth | June 25, 2018

Criswell College president Barry Creamer announced Monday the receipt of a $5 million commitment that will serve as the lead gift for the college’s first-ever residence hall, tentatively set to break ground in the spring of 2019.

“This is the most significant thing to happen since…

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Creamer to graduates: Pursue the whole counsel of God

Graduates of Criswell College should be willing to sacrifice their own comfort to go into the difficult and oftentimes messy realities of life with the gospel, said President Barry Creamer in his May 18 commencement address. During the commencement exercises in the historic and recently renovated Ruth Chapel, 48 bachelor’s and master’s students were present … Continue reading Creamer to graduates: Pursue the whole counsel of God

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Creamer appeals for changed lives that let love guide behavior

Bonnie Pritchett
At the recent annual meeting of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Criswell College president Barry Creamer took the stage to preach one of the convention sermons revolving around the week's BELONG theme. In particular, Creamer addressed how Christians should treat those around them. When dirty or racist jokes are told by a person claiming … Continue reading Creamer appeals for changed lives that let love guide behavior

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Graduates urged to not be “incognito”

Rob Collingsworth | May 15, 2017
At Criswell College’s annual spring commencement exercises May 13, Dr. Dante Wright urged the 47 college and master’s graduates not to be “incognito” as they move into their next season of life, but to make clear to those around them that they belong to Christ. A Criswell alum and member of the school’s Board of … Continue reading Graduates urged to not be “incognito”

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Longtime Criswell professor contributes to historic Dead Sea scrolls discovery

Rob Collingsworth | February 9, 2017

Working alongside a team directed by archaeologists from the Hebrew University and Liberty University, Criswell College professor Lamar Cooper assisted in the discovery and excavation of a cave at Qumran last month that represents a milestone in Dead Sea scrolls research. Ever since the last Dead Sea scroll cave was discovered in 1956, scholars have … Continue reading Longtime Criswell professor contributes to historic Dead Sea scrolls discovery

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‘God led us here’: Graduate returns to school alongside her daughter

Rob Collingsworth | January 5th, 2017

At Preview Day last fall, Ruby Loera walked in the doors of Criswell College with her daughter Vanessa, an incoming freshman. But that was not the first time she had been on campus. That story begins when she was a student in junior college more than 10 years ago and felt the Lord calling her … Continue reading ‘God led us here’: Graduate returns to school alongside her daughter

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Creamer Adds Name To Statement on Religious Liberty

December 13, 2016

Earlier today the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom released a joint statement entitled “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion” which was accompanied by a list of more than 75 signatories. The statement discourages the passage of sexual orientation and gender identity laws, which pose a threat to Christians seeking to … Continue reading Creamer Adds Name To Statement on Religious Liberty

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Funeral Service Set for Criswell Student Chris Blacknall

Rob Collingsworth |November 29th, 2016

Criswell College student Chris Blacknall died early Monday morning (Nov. 28) in Arlington. Blacknall, 32, was a biblical studies major from Duncanville, Tex. scheduled to graduate in May 2017.

Although details have not yet been released from the Tarrant County coroner’s office, according to preliminary police findings Blacknall apparently died from a medical condition.

“Chris was a bright, engaging young man who was well liked among both his peers and his professors,” said Criswell president Barry Creamer. “Our college is a close-knit community, and his sudden death leaves a mark on all of us.”

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