Evangel — Spring 2014

Articles

Leadership Summit: Discipling Remixed

Eccentricity and Escapism: Engaging Your World

Many evangelicals think graduate theological education is an escape from our call as disciples of Christ to “engage the world” with the good news. Doctoral students are often thought of as either ivory tower elitists or out of touch hermits. As one myself, I’ve had to wrestle with this charge over the past several years, and it’s not something I take lightly. I keep coming back to a verse I memorized early on in Sunday School: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself” (Luke 10:27, NRSV).

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Report from the Board

These days, board members find conversation about Alberta Bible College usually revolves around a few significant questions. We would like to address some of these questions for members of our community.

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Campus News

The Class of 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 — We have 11 graduates this year! Our 82nd Commencement Weekend takes place April 25–27, 2014.

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Honour Roll

Fall 2013/14
First Class Honours
Patricia Ridgway, Matthew Burtch, Ethan Wood, Kyle Engleson, Tracy Bartel
Honours
Stephen Pente, Leanne LaCroix, Danielle Esplin, Seth Moilliet, Jordan Knorr, Mariah Rempel, Jo Hirtle, Zachary Schuster, Nathan Ballentyne

Editorial

Engage Your World

Late winter at ABC includes many conversations with students about summer learning and serving opportunities. Our students, as well as other younger adults, encourage and inspire me. They get engaging their world for Jesus. They are motivated by Isaiah 42:6 and 7: “I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison, and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.”

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Faculty Profile

Val Lieske, ABC Adjunct Instructor

I am an artist and I am a Christian. Yes, you can be both. For too long North American Christians have worked to separate “us” from “them;” the “sinners” from the “saints.” We have even tried to separate our own lives into the “secular” and “sacred.” This is especially true when it comes to the arts. I am continually asked if I make Christian Art. I have no idea what that is.

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Keeping PACE

Not Your Average Cleaning Lady

“Our pilot project was phenomenal! I can’t believe we’ve made so much progress!” exclaimed 2007 PACE graduate Suzn Morgan in a recent conversation. Suzn refers to the development of It’s About Time! Cancer Awareness Project in Guatemala, for which she is Founder/Director.

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Student Life

Students Serve

Meagan Gable, Kyle Engleson, Ethan Wood & Felicia Kroeker

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Alumni News

Birthday Celebration for Jim Chapman

Jim Chapman has been a long-time friend of ABC. Jim has also been a friend to many students and staff, supervised internships, and travelled on behalf of ABC. His life is characterized by simplicity, generosity, and engaging the world for Jesus. His daughters are planning a 90th birthday party for him.

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Alumni Profile — Charlotte Nyrose

Along time ago God placed a love of teaching on my heart. During my time at ABC through classes, the Youth Alive in Christ team and the Fall Ministry Experience to Graceland Ministries in Krakow, Poland this passion was nurtured and my desire to become a teacher grew.

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Their Works Shall Follow Them…