I am writing this from the Chicago O’Hare Airport. It’s a cold and gloomy day outside, but I am anything but gloomy! This past week, the seminary was involved in gatherings hosted by the Association of Theological Schools, an organization that accredits and supports seminaries in the United States and Canada. The conversations were fruitful.
Greetings from Armenia, Colombia! I am here with Kairos students from across Colombia who are attending their first Kairos Gathering. The group ranges in age from early 20s to mid-60s, and the ministry contexts in which these students are engaged range from business to youth ministry and urban to rural.
Greetings from Palm Springs, CA, site of CBTE 2019 an international gathering of people who are leading or are interested in Competency-Based Theological Education. The Kairos Project at SFS is the largest accredited CBTE program in the world, and we have been invited to share a bit about what we are doing.
Greetings from Dubai! As I mentioned last week, my travels this month will take me from the warmth of Dubai to the chilly fall air of Edmonton to the coffee-infused hills of Colombia. Aside from the wonderful opportunities to see what God is doing in and through our partners around the world, my packing abilities are being stretched to the limit!
October is a busy month for Sioux Falls Seminary, the network of partners engaged in the Kairos Project, and me personally! Between October 1-31, members of our community will be in Canada, all four times zones in the contiguous US, Germany, Dubai, Ethiopia, and Colombia. I will be in each of these places this month.
Philippians 1:3-11 reminds us, "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you...
Two weeks ago, we began sharing a few articles on prayer written by the North American Baptist Conference. This week's article on the essential nature of prayer is written by Dan Hamil, the Executive Director for the North American Baptist Conference. To read more of the articles provided by the conference, visit their website at nabconference.org.
Last week, we began sharing some articles on prayer written by the North American Baptist Conference. This week's articleon silence and solitude is written by Kent Carlson, the Vice President of Leadership Formation for the North American Baptists. To read more of the articles provided by the conference, visit their website at nabconference.org.
Over the next three weeks, we are sharing some articles on prayer written by the North American Baptist Conference. This week's article focuses on prayer as a spiritual discipline. It is written by Kent Carlson, Vice President of Leadership Formation. To read more articles provided by the conference, visit their website at nabconference.org.
The In Trust Center for Theological Studies recently published an article on how disruption can bring about change that leads to long-term viability. With changes in theological education today, the article hints at what might be required of schools if they want to remain sustainable today and in the future.