Denver Seminary Magazine: Spring 2010
Spring 2010 / Vol 6, number 1
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This issue of Denver Seminary Magazine focuses on the 60th anniversary of the Seminary by celebrating the inauguration of our seventh president, Dr Mark S. Young, as well as taking a look at how the former presidents have influenced and shaped this institution.
The President's Message
For more information about Dr. Young's vision for the future of Denver Seminary, which is firmly rooted in the Seminary's past, please see the manuscript to his inauguration address, which can be found on his blog.
Campus News Links
- Read the messages and memories posted about Dr. Bruce Shelley
- Listen to the audio from The Rally for the Common Good
- View the art and learn more about the Bridge Gallery
- Read blog entries from the CISM Team that went to Haiti
The Inauguration of Mark S. Young, President
Videos from the Inauguration of Dr. Mark S. Young are available on our website and on our YouTube Channel. The web page also contains links to photo galleries, Dr. Young's inauguration address, and more.
by Carey S. Thomas, D.D.
This article was written by Denver Seminary's first president. It first appeared in The Conservative Seminarian in 1954. It lays the foundation for Denver Seminary's commitment to the authority and truth of Scripture.
- What value do you place on the authority of the Bible?
- How do you think the authority of Scripture should impact the ministry of those who lead in your church or the ministries you support?
- How does your value of the authority of the Bible impact your ministry and the ministry of those around you?
Personal Faith and Social Concern
by Haddon W. Robinson, Ph.D.
This article first appeared in Focal Point, spring 1990. Dr. Haddon Robinson was Denver Seminary's third president, and he still serves as President Emeritus. This articles was chosen as it highlights the value Denver Seminary places on both personal faith & spiritual development and the need to do something to impact the world for Christ.
- Do you fall more on the side of emphasizing personal faith or social concern in how you live your life? Why?
- What things appeal to you about the other? What things scare or concern you about the other?
- Since the model of Christ is for us to live with both a deep, personal faith and a concern for the widows, orphans, prisoners, sick, etc., what might you do to draw closer to a balance between the two in your life?
My Desideratum for Denver: Knowledge, Insight and Discernment
by Vernon C. Grounds, Ph.D.
This article first appeared in Focal Point, winter 1995. This particular article was selected because it clearly describes the need for biblical balance, a long-time value of Denver Seminary, while providing tangible examples of that need. While the article was written in 1995, the three examples provided by Dr. Grounds -- the Seminary's 2nd president and current chancellor -- are still relevant today.
Content, Character and Competency
by Clyde McDowell, D.Min.
This article was originally a series of articles that appeared in Focal Point, winter 1997. As Denver Seminary's 5th president, Dr. McDowell believed firmly in changing the experience and process of theological education. While mentoring had always been an active part of the Seminary's nature, Dr. McDowell was the one who spearheaded reform to make it part of the curriculum for all students. For the purposes of this issue of Denver Seminary Magazine, the articles were combined and condensed into one.
Who Is Jesus?
by Edward L. Hayes, Ph.D.
This article first appeared in Focal Point, winter 1996. Dr Hayes was Denver Seminary's fourth president and is currently president emeritus. This article was chosen because of its emphasis on the purposes and reason for spiritual formation, which, through the training and mentoring program, is a part of the curriculum for all students -- to become more like Christ.
- Who is Jesus to you?
- How does who He is shape your values and your life?
- In what ways do you imitate Jesus? In what ways do you wish you imitated Him more?
Ripples of Influence
by G. Craig Williford, Ph.D.
This article was written by Denver Seminary's sixth president and alumnus (M.A., '82), Dr. Craig Williford, and first appeared in the fall 2000 issue of Focal Point. This article was chosen because it explores the impact that a Denver Seminary education has on the world -- the far-reaching "ripples of influence" that our students and graduates have. This is an important aspect of the vision and mission of Denver Seminary, and why our prayer partners, financial donors, and other friends continue to support the Seminary.
Alumni and Friends pages links
- Prayer Partners
- Seeds of Change weekly devotional (click here to subscribe via email -- be sure to check the "Seeds of Change Devotional" box)
- Looking Back blog to celebrate Denver Seminary's 60th anniversary
- Denver Seminary's 2009 Annual Report
- Alumni Reunion Information
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The Denver Seminary Magazine is published by the Advancement Office at Denver Seminary. It is printed four times per year and is available free of charge. It offers practical, knowledgeable articles written by faculty members and other experts of their fields. The goal of the magazine is to serve the needs of pastors and laypeople alike.