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Considerations for Online Education

Recently Best Colleges released their 2020 Online Education Trends Report. While this information is valuable for college administrators, it is also helpful for students looking into accredited online educational programs. The following are highlights of key trends and considerations from students and alumni of online higher education programs taken from the report. If you or

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Abba, Our Father

Jesus’s use of the name “Abba” in His prayers to the Father has been considered groundbreaking, moving the relationship to the Heavenly Father from a more general acknowledgement into an intimate personal communion. There are three verses that specifically use the endearing term “Abba.” These are found in Mark 14:36, Romans 8:15, and Galatians 4:6.

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Ruth and Pentecost

We recently celebrated the time of Pentecost. As Christians, we celebrate the outpouring of God’s Spirit to reach the nations with the good news of God’s salvation. The story of Ruth also takes place during the time of the feast of Pentecost, at the time of the first fruits of the grain harvest. Jewish communities

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Christ Our Passover

Jesus’ sacrificial death occurred at the time when the Passover lambs were slain (Mark 14:12). Years later, the Apostle Paul wrote, “For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed” (1 Cor. 5:7). He said that through the blood of Christ we were delivered from slavery to the domain of darkness and transferred into the kingdom

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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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