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.
“God gave a group of people a vision—a vision only three years ago,” Wilkes says. “To see it realized with 16 graduates all serving as local church pastors is a testimony to the power of faith and their commitment to the calling of God.”
Stuck in a cave—running for his life—David cried out to God, “No one is concerned for me…no one cares for my life.” Perhaps, honest prayers are welcomed by God after all.
Our exceptional professors, such as Drs. Bill Bryan and David Strawn, assure our students there are no surprises ahead as they journey through the DMin program.
In the movie, The Lorax, real, authentic trees are remembered only by Granny Norm who “remembers when trees were everywhere.” Plastic trees and manufactured air replace the historic gifts of nature. Is it possible we have manufactured our own love which mimics the qualities of love but has one critical missing component?
How does the church reconcile the picture of dignity the Scriptures offer for humanity with the suffering which seems to be the lot of so many? It’s a question Wade Berry asks in his latest blog.
In this, his final blog in the series “Theology in a New Key,” Dr. Wade Berry writes of trusting Christ in the darkness of night (a metaphor for life’s dark valleys). It is a lesson reinforced by City Alight’s “The Night Song.”
In the latest installment of his series, “Theology in a New Key,” Dr. Wade Berry writes about the use of the exodus motif in Cory Asbury’s song, “Egypt.” Is it right to think of our individual Christian journeys in the same terms as the exodus of God’s people from bondage under Pharaoh? Read on to find out.
Ministry is challenging, but it is also rewarding. In the second part of an open letter to our new students, Dr. Greg Tomlin provides insight into seven “goods” of ministry. What else can you add to his list?
“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.
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.