Today, we are excited to announce the next chapter of the Kairos Project. By God’s grace, what began as an experiment in 2014 has become a global network of theological education! Joining the union of Taylor and Sioux Falls Seminaries announced last week are Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA and Biblical Life Institute in Freeport, PA.
Union of Taylor Seminary and Sioux Falls Seminary - Taylor Seminary and Sioux Falls Seminary are stepping boldly into the future of theological education by coming together to create a first-of-its-kind, bi-national system of theological education. After nearly five years of ever-deepening partnership, the schools are entering a formal union.
Update: All classes for Sioux Falls Seminary will remain online indefinitely. The lobby will also remain closed to the public, and all events are cancelled. These changes will stay in effect as long as needed. Inquiries for the seminary should be directed to email@example.com, to seminary personnel directly by email, or the administrative office by calling 800.440.6227.
COVID-19 is beginning to create challenges in communities around the globe. In light of recent developments related to the virus, the upcoming April Kairos Project gathering at Sioux Falls Seminary will now be virtual and hosted online. This change applies to all students and to all degree program levels. Details and answers to FAQs are provided.
Reconciliation is often defined as the restoration of friendly relations. Conciliation, a word within the word, is the action of stopping someone from being angry. I see elements of reconciliation – moments of awareness, culpability, sorrow, and grief followed by expressions of the same during each Rosebud immersion.
In 1938, Dr. Henry Shilling purchased White Oak Camp which was operated as a service station, dance hall, and tourist camp. Through God’s direction, this parcel of land in the hills outside of Pittsburgh, PA, was turned into a camp, youth convention center, and finally a Bible school. This school, the Biblical Life Institute, is an intimate Bible school.
Last week, I said "Integrated partnerships bring about collaborative participation in disruptive innovation. Thinking differently about how organizations work together, we can create systems of theological education that honor local contexts, embrace the heritage of schools and faith communities, and provide new opportunities for students."
Collaboration is, and always has been, an important aspect of theological education. Over the years, it has taken several different forms, and each generation is tasked with developing new and effective models of collaboration that serve students, the church, and all the various stakeholders within a system of theological education.
The power of relationships is difficult to overstate. At Sioux Falls and Taylor Seminaries, we believe the same can be said for organizations that seek to follow God’s will. As organizations who are on mission with God, we must be in relationship with other organizations who are doing the same. For this reason we are so deeply committed to our partnership with each other.
We are pleased to share the 2019 Advent devotional series being published by the North American Baptist Conference. The series began on December 1 and will run through Christmas Day. These short devotionals will examine the different names and titles that God has taken for Himself throughout Scripture. Visit nabconference.org and click "articles" for details.