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The Four-Fold Emphasis of the Seminary Curriculum

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Post Written by Stephen T. Hague As seminary educators, we believe that it is imperative in these times to continuously remember our primary objectives of advancing knowledge of the Bible and the ability to interpret the Bible, and especially gaining skill in teaching others how to interpret it for themselves. This is especially so in… Read more »

The Creation, the Global Flood, & the Grand Canyon

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A report on my recent Christian Leaders Tour of the Grand Canyon Written by Dr. Stephen Hague, Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies at Faith Theological Seminary, Baltimore, MD. This by-invitation only trip (July, 2013) was an educational adventure in the Grand Canyon co-sponsored by Canyon Ministries, The Master’s Seminary, and Answers in Genesis. I travelled… Read more »

Educational Philosophy

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Posted Written by Academic Dean Stephen Hague And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere [pure] and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit… Read more »

Puritan Theology

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Interested in the Puritans? Who they are? What they believe? Where they were from? This fall semester, 2013 Mr. Dewalt will be teaching the course, Puritan Theology on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 -9:15 PM. The course will be taking an in-depth examination of some major themes of Puritan theology, including the Puritan view of Scripture, meditation, election,… Read more »

Does Early Greek Philosophy Have Its Antecedents in The Hebrew Scriptures?

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Post Written by Professor John L. Lepera, ThD Let us look at how philosophical mechanisms at work in the church and society, and the problems they are causing. We often hear of the influence of Greek philosophy on Christian theology. However, where and how was Greek philosophy developed and influenced? The following discussion of philosophical… Read more »

Professor Byers at Joshua’s Ai

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Gary Byers, a Faith Theological Seminary professor (who will be teaching our Historical Geography and Archaeology of Israel this Fall, and leading our tour of Israel in January, 2014) just returned from the West Bank archaeological dig at Joshua’s Ai (Khirbet el Maqatir), and has posted his first 2013 report on the Associates for Biblical Research website. The… Read more »

Po-Mo Modernism & Epistemic Incertitude: a “chastened” epistemology

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Post Written by Stephen T. Hague Post-Modernism (PoMo) claims epistemic humility in contrast to the arrogance of Modernist certitude. A “chastened” epistemology it is asserted is not moral or philosophical relativism, but recognition of our finitude. Such recognition is certainly a biblical virtue; the question is, does it lead logically, and necessarily, to incertitude? Disagreements… Read more »

How Beautiful are the Feet of them that Preach the Gospel of Peace

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Post Written by Gloria Hague Much interest has been generated about Lynnewood Hall, where Faith Theological Seminary was located (1952-1997), since the Associated Press released an article covering the mansion last week. It was an amazing property that has been called “an American Versailles.” The owner’s son, grandson, and servant were on board the Titanic… Read more »

Whose Morality?

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Post Written by John Lepera – The past president of Cornell University, Frank Rhodes, made the statement at a meeting of educators at Harvard University in 1987, “We need to pay real and sustained attention to students’ intellectual and moral well-being.” His progressive listeners were surprised by such a comment. He was challenged by a… Read more »

The Search for Significance

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Post Written by Stephen T. Hague – William James in Essays on Faith and Morals asks two big questions: “What makes life significant?” And, “Is life worth living?” He notes rightly that there are many things (culture, ideals, heroism) that give some kind of significance to life, yet that fail “when they pretend singly to redeem life of insignificance”… Read more »