Today, we are picking up on the topic of cultural conditions and why sometimes patterns of behavior can be good in one context but not in another. Last week, I talked about driving. It’s something that when first learned takes a lot of focus and concentration. However, over time, it becomes a learned behavior that can be done with little thought.
Last week, we talked about renewal of the mind, the importance of “looking into the interests of others,” and being of the same mind as Christ Jesus. Previously, we saw how Paul warned his readers that they were already in the process of being squeezed into the patterns of this world and admonished them to “stop it!” Rather they should be squeezed into the pattern of the Kingdom of God.
Last week we began exploring Romans 12 by reflecting on Paul’s call to “be transformed” and focus on the future that was coming up. Today’s article emphasizes Paul’s concern about the mind. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Paul was concerned about the mind. More than any other NT writer, Paul calls attention to our minds. Twenty references to mind in the NT are by Paul.
When I was a young believer, I was mentored by someone who stressed to me the importance of memorizing Scripture. One of the first passages I learned was Romans 12:1-2: I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
As we come to the end of an academic year, it signals a few things. First, it means we are moving into our “development” season wherein we work on new features and improvements for Kairos in preparation for the upcoming academic year. Second, it means we take a moment to reflect on what God has done over the past academic year.
The Kairos Project only exists because of its partners. In recent blogs, we have shared some of the stories regarding our institutional partners. Today, we are shifting our focus to some the "behind the scenes" partners to the day-in, day-out workings of the Kairos Project: the mentor teams! Each student journeys through the Kairos Project alongside mentors.
Commencement is a time of celebration, reflection, and anticipation. Typically, the seminary community, family, and friends come together at the end of the spring semester to recognize graduates at the annual commencement service. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding new and creative ways to celebrate the class of 2020.
Over the past few weeks, we have shared a few articles about the future of Kairos. It has been fun to see what God is doing in and through this fresh expression of collaboration and partnership! Today we are going to take a look at one more exciting aspect of the unique union of schools we announced a few weeks ago. This weekend, we will host a board meeting.
As the Kairos Project continues to expand around the world, we are always looking for ways to continue making the journey of discipleship affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful. Today, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership that will greatly enhance the quality and accessibility of theological resources for those engaged in Kairos.
We have been talking about a new future that creates a first-of-its kind system of theological education in North America, an affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful undergraduate degree, and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy that is COAMFTE accredited and integrates psychology and theology.