Southwestern Seminary launches live streaming video of chapel

by Benjamin Hawkins, posted Thursday, August 24, 2006 (12 years ago)

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will produce live, online, streaming video of its chapel services beginning this semester.

The first streaming chapel service was convocation Aug. 24.

“We are excited to bring streaming video of our chapel speakers to viewers worldwide,” said Jon Zellers, the seminary’s associate vice president for communications. “This is one more way Southwestern is seeking to serve Southern Baptists -- or any Christian, for that matter -- by delivering to their desktops the high caliber worship and biblical preaching that we experience here on campus.”

During chapel time the video will be the first item to appear on the home page of Southwestern Seminary’s website, www.swbts.edu. Services are held in the Truett Auditorium on the Southwestern campus from 10:50 a.m. to noon CST, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the spring and fall semesters.

The streaming video will require the Adobe Flash Player plug-in, which, according to Southwestern’s communications office, is on most personal computers already. The seminary’s website will provide a link to a website where the plug-in can be downloaded and installed.

Audio and video recordings of each chapel service will be archived immediately after each service. The archived videos will be viewable from the seminary’s website, but only the audio recordings will be available for downloading.

Podcasts of chapel sermons are also available on iTunes, which is free software that can be downloaded from www.apple.com. This software is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows computers. Currently, iTunes has the chapel sermons from Fall 2005 and Spring 2006. Subscribing to the seminary’s podcast through iTunes also allows listeners to get automatic updates of chapel sermons.


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