Shiloh University Blog

Let God Love You

This week the Jewish people celebrated the feast of Passover and Christians are celebrating the sacrificial death and triumphal resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul saw the connection between these historic Passover events as he wrote that…

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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things

This past month, the Jewish people and many Christians celebrated the feast of Purim. During this feast, the book of Esther is read. This biblical story shows us how God raised up Esther and Mordechai and placed them in a relationship of influence and authority for the benefit of His people. A similar theme is

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Opportunities to Learn

In my time in higher education leadership, I have seen the development of programs that are available and inclusive for many who would not otherwise have opportunities. Amazing work has been done in this area. Alternative forms of teaching and training have emerged “disrupting” what has been the norm for many years. The diversity of

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Prayer for the Persecuted Church

The month of November is designated as a time of prayer for the persecuted church. Currently, an estimated 260 million Christians are persecuted for their faith. In the New Testament, we are told to support and pray for those who are persecuted (Mt. 25:36; Col. 4:18; Heb. 13:3). The Scriptures remind us that even with

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A New Year

Rosh Hashanah begins this evening at sundown. Rosh Hashanah is a celebration of the new year. It is also known as the Feast of Trumpet and literally means “the head of the year.” Rosh Hashanah is based on the biblical celebration commanded in Leviticus 23:24, which says, “you shall have a sabbath rest, a reminder

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Archaeology and the Bible – Shiloh

The Shiloh archeological site is a significant location for the beginnings of the Jewish people in Israel. Even without magnificent palaces or fortress walls, it is one of the most dramatic sites in the country. The Story The history of Shiloh begins under the leadership of Joshua. After Joshua had led the children of Israel

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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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