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Dr. Varughese John is the Dean of Students and Head of the Department of Theology and History at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore, India. He has been a frequent contributor to and participant in Sola Media’s Theo Global initiatives since 2015. Dr. John, what insights about spiritual life and […]

Aruthuckal Varughese John
Sunday, January 1st 2023

Blake Adams with Kyle Hughes Kyle R. Hughes (BSFS, Georgetown University; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Radboud University Nijmegen) is an assisting deacon and director of catechesis at Christ the King Anglican Church (ACNA) and the inaugural Lower School Principal of The Stonehaven School in Marietta, Georgia. An experienced educator and accomplished researcher, he is […]

Blake Adams
Kyle Hughes
Sunday, January 1st 2023

The pandemic era has forced the world to undergo rapid changes. Some changes may be superficial, while others are much deeper, having become the “new normal” and reshaping the context in which theological education is carried out. How should seminaries particularly my institution, Aletheia Theological Seminary be doing their business, then? In The Odyssey, Homer […]

Amos Winarto Oei
Monday, May 2nd 2022

Introduction: Learning Theology in Ongoing Wartime Theological study might appear to be a distraction in times of crisis, but such tumultuous times actually demonstrate the need for that kind of doctrinal formation. It’s a perennial reality that great unrest raises the question of justifying the investment of time, money, or passion in preparing for the […]

Michael Allen
Thursday, July 1st 2021

“Secular writers have begun to discover theology.” This verdict by Boston College politics professor Alan Wolfe appears in his New York Times review of economist Benjamin M. Friedman’s new book on the Arminian roots of capitalism. Wolfe relates that “if someone had told me that a former chairman of the Harvard economics department would write […]

Michael S. Horton
Thursday, July 1st 2021

We recently interviewed David Tarus, executive director of the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA). Born and raised in Eldoret, western Kenya, Dr. Tarus earned his PhD in Christian theology from McMaster Divinity College in Canada. He also earned an MA in theology from Wheaton College Graduate School and a BTh from Scott […]

David Tarus
Thursday, July 1st 2021

Be true to yourself. Follow your heart. Believe your truth. Love yourself. Don’t let someone else stand in the way of your dreams. Speak your truth. Take care of yourself first so that you can best care for others. Cut from your life negative people who cause emotional stress. Live the best life you can, […]

Ginny Owens
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Chuck Bomar’s new book, Serving Local Schools, offers sage advice for churches that desire to engage with and serve their communities. He argues that serving local schools is the best entry point into a community. In fact, Bomar believes “it is critical for every church to engage local public schools on some level” (14). The […]

Andrew Menkis
Tuesday, May 1st 2018

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Easier said than done, right? What exactly constitutes “training”? Matthew 28:19 gives us a bit of help: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, […]

Monday, May 1st 2017

Bonhoeffer's Seminary Vision arises out of the author's theological reflection over nearly two decades of seminary involvement in both teaching and administration. Paul House writes concerned for the shift in seminary education from face-to-face teaching in a community context to online distance learning. He is convinced that "a biblical theology of pastoral formation makes face-to-face […]

Jonathan Gibson
Paul R. House
Thursday, December 31st 2015

I was raised in a Jewish home without a lot of theology. Okay, to be honest, without any theology really. My father never read or discussed the Bible at home, and he was downright hostile to those who were foolish enough to knock on our door spreading their religious views. There was simply no excuse […]

Shane Rosenthal
Thursday, May 1st 2014

Philip E. Dow has written an engaging, thoughtful, and timely book titled Virtuous Minds. In this book Dow, a Cambridge-educated school administrator in Kenya, attempts to make a unique contribution to the field of character education, focusing on the traits of "virtuous thinking" or "intellectual character building." The thesis of his book is that before […]

Christopher Beckham
Philip E. Dow
Friday, February 28th 2014

When you look at a young child’and especially your children or grandchildren’don't you just ache with the longing for them to have what's best and to be protected from all that might harm them? So, of course, you long for your children to understand the gospel and to respond to it in faith. While your […]

Starr Meade
Thursday, October 31st 2013

At lunch with a prospective church member, I described the process of joining our church: a six- to ten-week membership class that introduces our church's teaching in its confessions, its worship and life together, and an extensive interview to examine a candidate's profession of faith and knowledge of the catechism. He shook his head and […]

Brian J. Lee
Thursday, August 30th 2012

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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