As part of celebrating 50 years of God’s faithfulness to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School this spring, a group of TEDS faculty has asked various community members and alumni to share brief reflections in graduate chapel bearing witness to God’s faithfulness. (If you haven’t yet done so, RSVP for the May 1 celebration.) These reflections have been collected in their own section of the TEDS 50th website, teds.edu/50.
The voices and stories represented in these testimonies vary widely: a local pastor; the current head of custodial services at TIU; a current graduate admissions counselor; the assistant to the academic Dean. Men and women alike have told stories of unexpected blessings from conversations with faculty, of God’s sustenance through difficult periods of personal suffering or academic frustration, and of God’s continuing faithfulness to them long after they were a TEDS student.
Together these stories reinforce what current Dean Dr. Tite Tiénou always emphasizes when he addresses new students: TEDS is a “pan-evangelical” institution that welcomes evangelicals of all varieties and equips them for a wide variety of vocational contexts. This evangelical variety is made possible by a commitment to the centrality of Jesus’ life, death, & resurrection–the Gospel–as well as a commitment to the authority and inerrancy of Scripture and a deep connectedness to the local church.
These chapel reflections bear witness to God’s faithfulness to TEDS through faculty members who embody these commitments, through administrators & staff who serve students on the strength of these commitments, and through alumni whose vocations are enriched and enabled by their faithfulness to these commitments, which they often attribute to the deep and abiding impact TEDS has had on their lives.
Watch one below, and watch the rest at teds.edu/50.
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