Advent is a reminder of the past when the Messiah came into the world in the human and humble form of a baby, and it looks forward to the promised return of the Messiah. He will return in human form as a resurrected man and a Conquering King to assume his rule in the presence of his people.
Taking 1 Peter 3:15 out of the context of Peter’s letter might lead us to think the verse is about high-sounding issues of apologetics and debate. However, the prior verse clarifies why people would want an explanation for why we have hope. “Have no fear” was part the angel’s message . . .
Do you remember being in elementary school and choosing teams at recess to play kickball? I loved playing sports as a child, but I was never the strongest player on the team. Therefore, I was rarely chosen in the first or even second round of the playground draft. I was usually somewhere in the middle
This time of year we can have minds that are not ready for action and not thinking clearly. There is just so much to do: concerts, programs, parties, work, and church activities. These can all leave us walking around in a daze, simply existing through this season rather than truly engaging it
Sioux Falls Seminary recently participated in a collaborative research project on operational and educational models in theological education. The goal was to find some underlying causes for why students are graduating seminary with a crushing amount of debt.
I remember my parents and grandparents saying the older they got the faster the days and holidays seemed to fly. It feels like we just packed away the nativity from last Christmas. We've barely washed the dishes from Thanksgiving dinner, and now it's the first Sunday of Advent, again.
Rhoda Carpenter, Greg Henson, Megan Miller, and Jeremy Bill were all recently honored when Sioux Falls Seminary presented its fourth annual Excellence Awards. Please join us in thanking our 2016 recipients for their roles in creating a culture of excellence in Christian service.
As the Kairos Project grows, we are beginning to have clusters of students in different regions or near particular cities. In addition, various networks or larger churches are expressing interest in running a group of students through the Kairos Project at one time.
For over 25 years, Larry Caldwell, Chief Academic Officer and Dean, has served as a missionary and been involved in theological education around the globe. He shares his thoughts on how the underlying philosophy of the Kairos Project can work well in global contexts.
Outcomes-Based Education is an educational philosophy that focuses on the outcome not the pathway. Schools work with stakeholders to identify and articulate learning outcomes for programs, then decide how it will assess whether or not students have reached those outcomes.