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Dr. Matt Harmon Has Dissertation Published

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Dr. Matt Harmon, Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, recently had his dissertation published, titled “She Must And Shall Go Free”. His own blog offers this description:

“Scholars have long recognized the importance of Paul´s citations from the Pentateuch for understanding the argument of Galatians. But what has not been fully appreciated is the key role that Isaiah plays in shaping what Paul says and how he says it, even though he cites Isaiah explicitly only once (Isaiah 54:1 in Galatians 4:27). Using an intertextual approach to trace more subtle appropriations of Scripture (i.e., allusions, echoes and thematic parallels), Harmon argues that Isaiah 49-54 in particular has shaped the structure of Paul´s argument and the content of his theological reflection in Galatians.”

A further description may be accessed at his blog at http://bibtheo.blogspot.com/2010/08/now-available-she-must-and-shall-go.html.

2010 Colloquial Gathering and New Student Orientation

Monday, August 9th, 2010

This year’s colloquial gathering/orientation weekend is set for Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th. All new residential and online students are expected to attend each session, along with their spouses if possible. Child care arrangements are still being worked out and we’ll let you know when they are set. Please RSVP to Tonya Cardin at cardintr@grace.edu.

Here is the schedule for this year’s activities:

Saturday, August 28

3:00-4:30 – Advising/Registration*

4:00-4:30 pm – Welcome to Campus/Check-In –  Gathering Place (McClain Hall)

4:30-5:30 pm – Meet the Faculty – Ashman Chapel

5:30-6:30 pm – Dinner – Alpha Dining Commons

6:30-7:30 pm – Seminary Life – Ashman Chapel

*For students who have not yet scheduled an advising appointment.

Sunday, August 29

10:30-11:30 am – Worship Service - Winona Lake Amphitheatre

11:30-12:45 pm – Lunch – Winona Lake

1:00-2:00 pm – New Student Orientation – Ashman Chapel

2:15-3:15 pm - Online Research – Ashman Chapel

3:30-4:30 pm – OIT / Library Presentation – PH 110

4:30-5:30 pm – Break

5:30-6:30 pm – Dinner – Alpha Dining Commons

6:30-7:30 pm – Dessert Social – Westminster / Gathering Place

Lodging

Area lodging in the Warsaw/Winona Lake area includes:

Comfort Inn & Suites ……………………………………….574-269-6655
Hampton Inn ………………………………………………….574-268-2600
Holiday Inn Express .…………………………………………574-268-1600
Ramada Plaza Hotel ……………………………………….574-269-2323

(Be sure to ask about Grace College and Seminary rates) Campus Map Link

Grace Receives ATS Accreditation

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Grace Theological Seminary has been awarded accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) following an intensive approval process.

The ATS is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry as well as for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. In the process of becoming accredited, Grace was first accepted as an associate member of ATS then began its candidacy process. The seminary conducted a comprehensive self-study before undergoing a site visit by the ATS accreditation team, who recommended Grace for approval by its Commission on Accrediting.

Dr. Jeff Gill, dean of Grace Theological Seminary, spoke about the opportunities afforded to Grace students as a result of the accreditation. “In addition to the strong affirmation of the excellence of our school, accreditation allows Grace to apply for student scholarships from large foundations like Eli Lilly and the Kern Family Foundation. We also look forward to a greater recruitment pool of prospective students since ordination in many denominations requires a degree from an ATS-accredited seminary.”

Grace has been granted full initial accreditation for a period of five years, which is the maximum awarded by ATS.

For more information about Grace Theological Seminary or to submit an application, please visit gts.grace.edu or call Lee Compson at 877.607.0012.