Thursday, May 8, 2008
Lo, the Seminary Cometh!
Well, the day has finally arrived! PIBC has officially been granted approval to offer a master’s degree. For several years the PIBC board and administration have been convinced that a seminary is needed here in the Western Pacific to further the education of those already holding bachelor degrees, or to deepen the theological education one may have received as an undergraduate at PIBC. In an increasingly complex world filled with more information than entire generations before us ever dreamed of, the demand for good theological thinking is at an all-time high. We are trusting God that this humble seminary will become a key part of the church’s growth here in
. Considering the fact that Eric has been chosen as Dean of the Seminary, much of his attention is now given to planning for the fall and fine-tuning the seminary application form. It will also mean team-teaching a seminary course in Church History along with one undergraduate course in doctrine. Even though Eric has never fancied himself as much of an administrator, at least he’s administrating something he feels passionate about: making theological education available for the strengthening of the worldwide church. That’s worth pouring some energy into!