Tag Archives: SOT

CBH Co-host/AU Professor Offers “Preacher Girls” New Resource

By Carl Stagner

Women in ministry face different challenges than their male peers. Of course, there’s the challenge of equal opportunity in congregations—even in the Church of God. But, another challenge tests the tenacity of women divinely called by God and, at the same time, demonstrates their uniquely gifted abilities to balance multiple assignments. How do these women in ministry, many of whom were called after their college years, find time to hone their craft amid jobs, community involvements, and parenting, for example? Thankfully, a trusted voice in the Church of God now offers a solution: Preacher Girl School. CBH ViewPoint co-host and Anderson University professor Kimberly Majeski convenes the online experience, led by women in ministry, for women in ministry, all to help take their preaching to the next level. Continue reading

Facebook Seminary: Pakistan Pastors-in-Training Plug In with AU Professor

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By Carl Stagner

God is on the move through the Church of God in Pakistan, and it’s a breathtaking sight to behold. On Saturday evenings, seminary students in the Middle Eastern country assemble to hear Sarah Blake LaRose teach hermeneutics and exegesis. But Sarah is not in the same room—not exactly, anyway. Ten time zones away, it’s Saturday morning in Anderson, Indiana, where the AU professor has logged on to Facebook Messenger. There she lectures on the topic of Scripture interpretation, fielding questions and interacting with her pastors-in-training in Pakistan. Continue reading

Former School of Theology Dean: Never Give Up!

Dr. David L. Sebastian, former dean of the AU School of Theology and Christian Ministry, has published his ministry memoirs in a book titled Just Never Give Up. Sebastian answered God’s call to ministry while he was an auto mechanic in Middletown, Ohio, so the book is appropriately subtitled, “An Unlikely Person Following God into Unlikely Places.” Continue reading

AU Biblical Languages Professor Removes Barriers to Learning

By Carl Stagner

Two years ago, Church of God Ministries celebrated through a CHOGnews article the remarkable kingdom contributions of a blind minister to scholarly Bible study. Already awarded by the National Federation of the Blind, Sarah LaRose never set out to be recognized. This AU School of Theology and Christian Ministry professor had contributed to the improvement of tools commonly used by visually impaired persons to read documents, including the Bible. In the past two years, her love for ancient languages and her love for the Word of God have inspired her to continue doing as much as possible to remove barriers for the blind. One of her most recent accomplishments was translating the two-thousand-page Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew-English dictionary into braille, resulting in eighty braille volumes. Continue reading

MaryAnn Hawkins Named Dean of AU School of Theology and Christian Ministry

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Photo: Dr. MaryAnn Hawkins

Anderson University President John Pistole recently announced the appointment of Dr. MaryAnn Hawkins as the next dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. Hawkins will succeed Dr. James Lewis upon his retirement. She will begin her responsibilities as the first female dean on July 1, 2016. Continue reading

Portrait Unveiled for AU’s David Sebastian

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Photo: President Edwards (left) joins David Sebastian (center) and artist David Slonim (right) at the unveiling.

A portrait was unveiled for Dr. David L. Sebastian, former dean of the Anderson University School of Theology, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

David Slonim, a local artist, painted the portrait.

“God knows how to paint a portrait,” Slonim said during the unveiling ceremony. “If this painting looks anything like David Sebastian, it is by the grace of God.”

Dr. Sebastian was the longest-serving dean at the School of Theology when he retired in July 2014, having begun his tenure in 1995. He taught courses in leadership, preaching and evangelism. Continue reading

David Sebastian to Be Honored During CHOG Convention 2014

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Photo: David Sebastian

Guests of the Church of God Convention 2014 (June 23–26) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will honor the ministry of a pillar of faith in the movement. Plan to attend a reception for Dr. David Sebastian, retiring dean of Anderson University School of Theology and longtime Church of God pastor. Continue reading

AU SOT Hosting New ‘Renew Your Ministry!’ Event

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The Anderson University School of Theology is offering Renew Your Ministry!, a three day event from March 10-12. Classes will be open to those who register for the event, with lunch provided. On Tuesday, registration includes the annual Harp Lecture with guest speaker Dr. Gary Agee.

Renew Your Ministry! was developed as part of the seminary’s desire to build stronger partnerships with the church and the local community. Continue reading

AU School of Theology to Offer 100% Online Professional Ministry Degree

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The Anderson University School of Theology received accreditation approval from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to offer the professional ministry degree, the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, 100 percent online. The SOT is one of only seven ATS schools approved for this professional degree to be 100 percent online. Continue reading

Richards to Present 32nd Annual Newell Lectures

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The Anderson University School of Theology and the Center for Christian Leadership will welcome Dr. Kent Harold Richards on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, for the 32nd Annual Newell Lectures in Biblical Studies. Richards will present lectures focused on “The Role of the Bible in Our Technological Era.” Continue reading