The End of an Era

ST1 Class Picture (Summer 2018)

I recently wrapped up my final course at Tyndale Seminary.  It was nice to have a smaller group (pictured above) for this last time through Systematic Theology I.  Over the last seven years, I have taught over 30 courses at Tyndale and been blessed by the opportunity to teach and learn with hundreds of students representing a variety of countries, cultures, and confessional traditions.  The students have stretched and encouraged me in profound and numerous ways.  To all of my former students who are reading this post, I say, “Thank you.”

For the upcoming academic year, I have accepted an appointment to Providence Theological Seminary in Otterburne, Manitoba, where I will be serving as Associate Professor of Theology.  In this coming year I will be offering the following courses:

Theological Foundations (Fall 2018, Winter 2019)

Themes in Theology: The Person and Work of Jesus Christ (Fall 2018)

Themes in Theology: The Holy Spirit and Last Things (Winter 2019)

Theologians of the Church: Reading with the Fathers (Winter 2019)

Let me know if you’ve come across any resources that you think would be worthwhile additions to any of my syllabi.

5 thoughts on “The End of an Era”

  1. We will miss you Rob! Thanks for your investment for the Kingdom and your desire to equip others to be faithful followers of Jesus. Providence is fortunate to have you!

  2. Hey Rob, I am sure you will be deeply appreciated out there! But missed here… any thought about theology and First Nations and how western theology arrived into First Nations culture, is adapting to, and being influenced by First Nations culture?

    1. Hi Rusty. That’s a great question. I could offer some hypotheses, but I’m embarrassed to say that they would only be grounded in a little bit of reading on the theme and a few, far too brief, conversations with Christian leaders from within First Nations communities. My understanding is that the Church in Manitoba is at the forefront of wrestling with some of these questions. Do you have any thoughts/experience with this?

      1. Hey Rob
        I am going to do some digging on this… my friend Levi Samson Beardy may have some thoughts on this from the Aboriginal Believers Church in Toronto. I think the healing of Canada will hinge on a uniquely Canadian theological understanding that is foundationally based on the reality that we are all created in the image of God… much of what was preached was so steeped in Western European understanding of ‘truth’.

  3. Dear Rob, thank you for your teaching over the years. I am sure God will continue to use you and bless more people through you in His name! Take good care!

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