Written by Dr. David Dunbar
Monday, 31 October 2011 00:00
The heart of the seminary is its faculty. This is not to suggest that the staff or administration of the school is unimportant, but simply to recognize that students come here to study with the faculty. It is through this interaction, inside and outside the classroom, that lives are changed in significant and sometimes extraordinary ways.
The purpose of this blog will be to expand the influence of our faculty, maintain contact with our graduates, and invite other friends to think with us about important biblical and theological ideas.
So what may you expect to find here? We anticipate producing 3 - 4 new posts every week. These will come mostly from our full time faculty, but there will be entries from some of our adjunct teachers as well. The topics will vary: issues discussed in class; brief reviews of recently published books; observations about cultural trends or challenges facing the church.
We initiate this blog on Reformation Day and the symbolism is intentional. We stand in the long tradition of Protestant orthodoxy and our individual blogs will give expression to that fact. At the same time, in the equally long tradition of “always reforming,” we expect to raise questions and make suggestions about ways in which we – both as individuals and as the church of Jesus Christ – can be even more faithful to Scripture and even more effective in the missional work to which Jesus has called all of His disciples. We hope to provoke some healthy discussion, so we invite you to get to know our faculty and post your responses.
Dave Dunbar is President and Professor of Theology at Biblical Seminary. He is married to Sharon, has four adult children and six grandchildren. See also http://biblical.edu/index.php/david-dunbar.