A treasure contained in a clay jar may be an unsettling image at first glance. One would think a treasure would be contained in an impermeable, permanent vessel. This is the opposite of what Paul is stating. The treasure of the Gospel is contained in jars that will crack, crumble, and no longer exist.
In his book Earthen Vessels, Dan Aleshire, Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools, refers to 2 Corinthians 4:7 as a pivotal verse in his understanding of the role of theological education. The challenge and opportunity set before us today is to “serve in another way in another time.”
In 2012, Dr. Larry Caldwell, Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Sioux Falls Seminary, and Enoch Wan, Director of Intercultural Studies at Western Seminary, published an article that describes the development of the “modern” seminary and the assumptions that come with it.
Our faculty and administration have written on the topic of theological education, its history, and its biblical foundations. As we look at the history of theological education, especially in light of the Great Commission, we continue a series through which we’ll share these works.
Join us Friday, October 16, and learn how to serve the silent victims of domestic violence that are in your midst. Our one-day training event will prepare you to respond to the needs of those around you in a helpful way. Together, we can help end the silence!
The Oikonomia Network recently recognized our syllabus integration plan as a "helpful model" for integrating work and economics in theological education. Professor Nathan Hitchcock shares how the plan helped empower us to explore economics in the classroom.
Our faculty and administration have written on the topic of theological education, its history, and its biblical foundations. As we look at the history of theological education, especially in light of the Great Commission, we begin a series through which we’ll share these works.
On September 1, we celebrated the start of our 158th academic year! The convocation service was a wonderful event not only because we celebrated the beginning of a new academic year, but also because we welcomed Dr. Larry Caldwell as the Chief Academic Officer.
The Great Commission is at the heart of our calling, both as individuals and as a community. We're called to follow Jesus into mission and make disciples along the way. We are excited to start the academic year and to walk boldly toward the future to which God is calling us.
We're excited to explore The Great Commission and how theological education has sought to serve that mission over time. We will look at the history of theological education, ask how we've progressed, and seek to understand the systems that have brought us to today.