Help Us Bless Others!

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Dear WCIU Colleagues and Friends,

I am writing near the eve of the visit of the agency that we have approached for accreditation. Of course, we are in no position now to know what the outcome will be, but I can say this:

Regardless of the outcome, the whole process has dramatically improved us as a university. Almost every facet of what we do has been reviewed, updated, and revitalized.

Because of this I am eager to once again focus on finding new students whom we can come alongside as they prepare themselves for their next phases of life and service.

Most of our new applicants for the MA program come to us by referral, because students and faculty and alumni tell someone else about us.

We have heard from several other universities that WCIU’s emphases on missiology, theology and history are a unique feature in comparison with other international development programs.

Our increasingly sharper focus on “most neglected” peoples and regions is another unique feature.

And if you are one of our alumni, you already know the rich blessing of our Foundations of Biblical Faith course, a core plank in our program, in which students dig deeply into topics such as:

1. Introduction; Origins of Life 

2. The Biblical Plan 

3. The Unfolding Story 

4. The Gospels and the Global Mission 

5. The Emerging Church and the Classical Renaissance 0–400 CE 

6. The Carolingian and 12th Century Renaissances: 400–1200 

7. Secular and Evangelical Renaissance: 1200–2000 

8. The Collapse of Colonialism: The Rise of Globalism and New Missions 

9. “Beyond Christianity,” and Indicators of the Future Frontiers of the Kingdom

I do not know of another program that so uniquely equips students to integrate biblical perspectives into their principles and practices while at the same time enabling them to discern the cultural and worldview influences in the international development challenges they face. 

Would you be willing to help bless others with this blessing?

If so, today, would you forward this message to someone you think might be able to benefit from our program?

Interested colleagues can get more information at William Carey International University, or contact Ericka at admissions@wciu.edu

We look forward to welcoming your colleagues to WCIU!

 

Prayerfully,

Kevin Higgins

A Follow Up and a Look Back to Eden

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Dear WCIU Colleagues and Friends

First a follow up:

In my last blog I encouraged you to consider submitting articles, things you are writing, to our WCIU Journal. We want to foster and encourage wide participation in mutual life long learning. Here is a link to where you can send:

https://mailchi.mp/9da9534ba9b9/missiological-research-possibilities?e=3ccf8eaebb

And then a look back, all the way to Eden:

This week I had one of those flashes of insights in which I see a lot of things come together in one intuitive moment.

Many people have tried to summarize the big story, the "meta-narrative" of God's purposes for the world and all of humanity.

I was thinking of the first two chapters of Genesis and how that frames the way the entire rest of the "story" is to be read.

And it hit me, the big story, the big conclusion, could be summarized as:

"Walking with God, together as men and women, in the cool of the evening, naked an unashamed, and tending a world full of God's blessing and beauty"

That captures so much:

The profound intimacy we were all made for with God and with each other, and our place in this grand creation and all that God purposes for us and for it.

My prayer today is that I might grow and live more fully into that story...walking with God and others, in my family and among my colleagues, in intimacy, and finding new ways to "tend" the world God has placed me in, taking some small part in restoring a world of blessing and beauty.

 

Prayerfully,

Kevin