Special moment for Beeson Divinity School

Douglas A. Sweeney (kneeling in prayer) is formally installed Jan. 28 as the new dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham. While Sweeney has been in the position since July 2019, the installation was held in conjunction with opening convocation at Beeson. Timothy George (at lectern), founding dean of Beeson who transitioned from the position to research professor at the end of May 2019, leads the congregation in the prayer for Sweeney. Sweeney’s mentor Kevin Vanhoozer (standing to the left of Sweeney) of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and Samford president Andrew Westmoreland (standing to the right of Sweeney) led the ceremony. (TAB)