Thursday, September 12, 2013

A history of our seminary's first six years

This article, by our seminary president, Azar Ajaj, is his recollection of the founding of our seminary by Bryson Arthur (and others) and our first six years of life (2007-2013). Anyone interested in Christian higher education or evangelical Christianity in Israel will find this of interest.

Mary's Well Occasional Papers, Vol 2:2: "Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary: The First Six Years" by Azar Ajaj (September 2013).

Previous occasional papers are accessible through the blog menu on the right hand side of the browser.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"Not all narratives are created equal..."

I really liked this quote by Dr. Derek Cooper:
As I teacher, I am part of a noble history of questioning the status quo and calling things what they actually are rather than what they appear to be. And it is my vocation as a teacher to help my students recognize that their participation in the human story of cosmic restoration—which encompasses not only the entire world but each individual—takes precedence over rival stories which compete with the Christian narrative.
Read the whole post at Faith, Vocation & Culture, and check out the other answers as well. Some very nice material.