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Oikonomia Network Spotlight: Partnership at SFS

Toward the end of the last Seminary Spotlight, we shifted our focus. Having reported the deep integration of themes attendant on work and the economy in our curricular and co-curricular opportunities, we presented how our financial model signals institutional commitment to the cultivation of human flourishing.


Sioux Falls Seminary: Hub, Provider, and Network

After being out of the state for most of the past six weeks, I am back in Sioux Falls (still with coffee…lots of coffee). Over the next few weeks, the seminary is meeting with various groups of people to talk about what God is doing in and through this organization. I'm often asked "What's Happening at Sioux Falls Seminary?"


Renewed Hope and Vision for Seminaries

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.


Integrating Culture, Context, and Call into Theological Education

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.


A Fresh Movement of the Spirit in Theological Education

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.


A Glimpse into What God is Doing Around the World

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!


Co-Laborers: The Value of Working with Other Seminaries

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.


Reflection: Blessed by Generosity

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...


From the NAB: Articles on Prayer, Wk. 3

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


From the NAB: Articles on Prayer, Wk. 2

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

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