Donald D. Williford, Ph.D.
Robert R. Ellis, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academics
N. Larry Baker, Th.D.
Thomas V. Brisco, Ph.D.
Teresa C. Ellis, M.Div., M.S.
James L. Heflin, Ph.D.
Kenneth R. Lyle, Jr., Ph.D.
Randall J. Maurer, Ph.D.
Ronnie Prevost, Ph.D.
Robert P. Sellers, Ph.D.
Dan R. Stiver, Ph.D.
William M. Tillman, Ph.D.
Travis L. Frampton, Ph.D
Omer J. Hancock, Th.D.
Kelvin Kelley, D.Min.
Larry R. McGraw, Ph.D.
Kelly D. Pigott, Ph.D.
Susan M. Pigott, Ph.D.
Rodney Taylor, Ph.D.
Wilma Heflin, Ph.D.
Mike Patrick, D.Min.
Penny J. Gammill
Corpus Christi Campus
Doug Jackson, D.Min.
Ron Lyles, Ph.D.
Ken Hugghins, Ph.D.
San Antonio Campus
Wally Goodman, Ph.D.
George Gaston, Ph.D.
Royce Rose, Ph.D.
Fred Meeks, Th.D.
Joe Rangel, Ph.D.
Robert P. Sellers, Ph.D.
Professor of Missions Ministry
Connally Chair of Missions
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.
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
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
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.