Shiloh University Blog

Janneth Saavedra: Embracing the Challenge, Loving the Journey

Janneth Saavedra (pictured left of her sister) is one of our Master of Divinity students from Mexico. I asked Janneth to share her experiences in the M.Div. program and how her courses are impacting her life. I think that her words will resonate with many who, like her, have the desire to pursue further educational

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The Call of the Steward Leader

In his book, The Steward Leader, Scott Rodin describes Christian leadership as “an ongoing, disciplined practice of becoming a person of no reputation and, thus, becoming more like Christ.” In the New Testament, “reputation, image, prestige, prominence, power and other trappings of leadership were not only devalued, they were purposefully dismissed.” The Apostle Paul continually

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Relationship – The Foundation of Pastoral Education

The Kingdom of God is found in relationships. This statement presents an alternative message to a declining American Church – a church that tends to be Fatherless, with a Fatherless Jesus. Though there exists the belief in the Father and that the Son has a Father, there is not the internal map that steers the

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Archaeology and the Bible – Tel Dan Stele

Archaeology Confirms Biblical Record Shiloh University’s position is that science and archaeology will ultimately confirm the biblical record. We have witnessed numerous accounts of this through the past century’s archaeological discoveries. One such discovery was in 1993 when the Tel Dan inscription that references the House of David was found. Evidence for King David Many

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Education in Bible Times

In Jesus’ day every adult Jewish male could take part in the worship service by leading in prayer and Scripture reading as well as by giving an interpretation of the Scripture. Training for this was provided by an elementary school system, unique for its time, in which youth were taught reading and writing from the

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Purim

The Feast of Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from genocide during their exile in the Persian Kingdom. In addition to the miracle of Jewish survival despite the efforts of their enemies, Purim celebrates God’s intimate involvement in every aspect of the world. For example, while the name of

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Meet Dr. Igal German

Dr. Igal German recently joined the Shiloh University academic staff as an academic dean, overseeing the Bachelor of Arts in New Testament Studies. Dr. German holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biblical studies from the University of Haifa,

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The Purpose of Teaching and Learning

The intimate knowledge of God was the primary objective for education in Bible times. This meant that each person would also come to know of his or her shared history with all of God’s people, and understand God’s claims, requirements, and blessings on each life. It should be emphasized that this “knowing” was not merely

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Sukkah - symbolic temporary hut for celebration of Jewish Holiday Sukkot

The Feast of Tabernacles

This week marks the celebration of the biblical Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot and the Feast of Booths. This feast is one of the three annual pilgrimage festivals recorded in the Torah. It celebrates the end of the agricultural cycle of growing and harvesting crops, and it serves as a remembrance of God

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The Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah

This week we celebrated Rosh Hashanah, traditionally known as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah literally means “Head of the Year.” For our Jewish brothers and sisters we pray for peace in the coming year (Psalm 122:6-9). Similarly, we pray for all of God’s people, for His favor, protection, and blessings in each life. Here

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