Student Spotlight: Ariel Bloomer

Student Spotlight: Ariel Bloomer

Student Spotlight Ariel Bloomer   Tell us about yourself. I am currently working on two degrees, a Masters of Divinity and an M.A. in Modern and American Christianity. In addition, I am a Graduate Assistant of Discipleship for the Office of Spiritual Formation...
Communion After Social Distancing

Communion After Social Distancing

Communion After Social Distancing Grace Sosa Of all the things I missed during the height of COVID-19, the one that surprised me most was taking Communion. Sure, my church sent home packets with a Hawaiian Roll and a can of grape juice and led us through Communion...
Does the Old Testament Matter?

Does the Old Testament Matter?

Does the Old Testament Matter? Rob Kranz, M.A. (’21)   A few years ago, a well-known American evangelical pastor made headlines for writing a book in which he asked church leaders: “would you consider unhitching your teaching of what it means to follow...
Learning to Love Our Neighbors Across Time and Space

Learning to Love Our Neighbors Across Time and Space

LEARNING TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS ACROSS TIME AND SPACE   Karen Cooke   As often as it happens, it still surprises me. A few months ago, the shock came while reading John Chrysostom. I was enjoying learning more about his teachings until I came to the passage...

S1 E7: What Seminary Is

Host Erik Masci and producer Zane Goggans sit down to talk about what a seminary education looks like for someone who has completed an M.Div. and for someone who is currently working on one.             Seminary Isn’t Scary is a podcast...

S1 E4: The Language of Scripture

In this episode we talk to Dr. Melinda Thompson. We discusses original biblical languages, particularly Greek. She helps us understand the difference between translation and interpretation, what exegesis is, and how translation applies to God’s identity.  ...

S1 E3: Christian Ministry in a Secular Age

Dr. Carson Reed, Executive Director of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry at ACU, has a lot of experience in congregational ministry and as a church consultant. In this episode, he examines how churches navigate shifting cultural landscapes and what it means to...

S1 E1: Canonical Theism

Dr. Frederick Aquino discusses canonical theism, which helps us answer the question, “Do Christians have to comprehend everything about their experience of God in order to be Christians?” Canonical Theism: A Proposal for Theology and the Church by William J. Abraham,...

Seminary Isn’t Scary Trailer

Over the years, we’ve noticed a hesitancy toward theological education. We were curious what role it still might have to play in our work, lives, and engagement in Christian ministry. Join us in some conversations about where Christian faith and education meet...
Alumni Spotlight: Bradley Steele

Alumni Spotlight: Bradley Steele

Alumni Spotlight Bradley Steele Tell us about yourself    I currently serve as the Lead Minister at the University Church of Christ in Abilene, TX. My wife, Rebecca, and I have one son, Benjamin, who just turned 16 months old. Every other word he says is...
Student Spotlight: Tess Starman

Student Spotlight: Tess Starman

Student Spotlight Tess Starman Tell us about yourself. I am originally from Minnesota and currently reside in Omaha, Nebraska. I have my undergraduate degree from Creighton University with a double major in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology. At present, I work as...
The Beauty of Imperfect Ministry By Angie Logan

The Beauty of Imperfect Ministry By Angie Logan

The Beauty of Imperfect Ministry By Angie Logan   From the time I was a little girl, my dad taught me to work hard and to give my best in everything I do. It may have been an extension of Colossians 3:23 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as...
Alumni Spotlight: Steven Brice

Alumni Spotlight: Steven Brice

Alumni Spotlight Steven Brice   The first thing you’ll notice about Steven is his smile. I met Steven over Zoom, after approaching him via email for this spotlight (he was very responsive with his replies, by the way). His smile set a warm and deliberate tone for...

I Thought I Knew How to Think by Wesley Erickson

“I Thought I Knew How To Think…”: How Seminary Revitalized My Spiritual and Intellectual Life  By Wesley Erickson Throughout my life I was told to guard my heart above all else and for good reason. I am and always will be a wanderer. My mother knew the tendencies of...

Student Spotlight: Dre Taybore

Student Spotlight Dre Traybore   Dre is working on his Master of Divinity through the Graduate School of Theology’s online program and he is an Associate Minister at Mt. Pisgah MBC. Recently, he has been involved in pulling together ecumenical efforts in...

Alumni Spotlight: Matt Soper

  Alumni Spotlight Matt Soper   Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in New Orleans in a nominally church-going family but had a powerful conversion experience just before my senior year at Rhodes College and was baptized in 1983 at the DeGaulle Ave....

Student Spotlight: Kerri Smilie

Student Spotlight Kerri Smilie   Tell us a little about yourself.   I’m originally from Harrisonburg, VA but currently live near Charlotte, NC with my husband Paul and our three little boys- Nathan (7), Lawson (4) and Joel (6mos). Currently I am a full...

A Word from the Dean Summer 2020

A Word From the Dean By Dr. Tim Sensing   “PPE” “C0VID-19” “Pandemic” “Social Distancing” “Essential Workers” “Epidemiology” “Quarantine” “N95 Respirators” “Masks” “Testing” “Ventilators” “Supply Chains” “Re-Opening” “Depression” “Negative Markets” “Coronavirus”...