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Weighing in on faith and life.

B.H. Carroll faculty members, students, and those who support its mission desire to create dialog and stoke critical thinking about important topics which relate to faith and life in this world. Below are posts from diverse authors, whose views contribute to the ongoing discussion of these areas. The positions of the authors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, its faculty, and its governors.

An Open Letter to Our New Students: The Tough Road Ahead

An Open Letter to Our New Students: The Tough Road Ahead

“No one ever told me it would be like this.” If you’ve been in ministry long, you’ve probably heard a fellow minister say something similar. Service in the kingdom is rewarding, but it is a monumentally difficult task. With it comes financial hardship, pain, suffering, and grief. In part one of an open letter to our new seminary students, Dr. Greg Tomlin offers a realistic appraisal of what to expect in ministry.

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From the President, August 2022

From the President, August 2022

As we look forward to the fall terms of study and ministry, we remember God’s goodness in our immediate past. The days ahead are filled with hope, and we are ready to continue our mission to equip men and women who are called to serve Christ in the diverse and global ministries of his church.

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Theology in a New Key: ‘There Was Jesus’

Theology in a New Key: ‘There Was Jesus’

So many people in this world are just like me. They feel cut off from their Creator. They feel hated by the only One who can save them. And to discover that it isn’t true, that Jesus comes to find us no matter how dark the valley or how filthy the alley, leaves this poor, broken sinner speechless. It is why the gospel really is ‘good news.’

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Theology in a New Key: “Promised Land”

Theology in a New Key: “Promised Land”

I was born in 1976, but I was really a child of the “Reagan Revolution.” It is easy for people to forget how dismal the 1960s and 1970s were. An unpopular war, economic worries, and titanic cultural shifts produced a social landscape...

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Be K nd

Be K nd

Three colleagues shared with their ministry support lunch group that they were on antidepressants. All three explained they weren’t exactly emotionally depressed. Instead, they just felt beat up. Their doctors had recommended trying...

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