Honoring Our Past

Today was the last day of our annual faculty retreat. Every year, the faculty of Northern Baptist Seminary comes together for two days of spiritual renewal and planning for the upcoming academic year. Because we are in the quarter system, our classes begin on the last Monday in September.

I serve Christ with a fabulous group of committed men and women who love the Lord and work hard to prepare men and women for the work of the ministry. Northern Seminary is an evangelical school which believes that God calls both men and women to serve him and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. Many of the readers of this blog are women who graduated from Northern Seminary. These women are serving as pastors, missionaries, and chaplains all over the world. Many of our former students are teachers in colleges, universities, and seminaries.

This year, Northern Seminary is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Over the years, Northern has graduated many great leaders of the evangelical world. Famous evangelicals such as Carl F. Henry, the founder of Christianity Today, Kenneth Taylor, the translator of The Living Bible, Millard Erickson, the renowned evangelical theologian, and Herbert Lockyer Jr., who wrote, with his father, many books in the All Bible Study Series, graduated from Northern Baptist Seminary. There are many other famous graduates of Northern Seminary who made an impact on the evangelical world.

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, Northern Seminary will celebrate its 100th anniversary. You are invited to attend. Below is the schedule of events:

Centennial Celebration Schedule

*RSVP required for all events.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

5:00 pm – Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication

6:30 pm – Centennial Celebration Dinner


– Impact Stories about graduates or current students
– Address by President, Dr. Alistair Brown
– Keynote Address by Dr. Alan Roxburgh (DMin Alumnus, 1991)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Morning through Afternoon

Option 1: A Journey Through Our Past, Present, and Future: An Immersive Experience in Chicago (lunch provided).

Option 2: Centennial Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Scot McKnight, Dr. Robert Price and Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling (restaurants within walking distance).

5:30 pm – Centennial Reception

To RSVP for any or all events, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 630.620.2112 or send an email to advancement@seminary.edu.

You can also RSVP by filling out this online form at Reservation RSVP.

I will be away for the rest of the week. My granddaughter is getting married on Saturday, September 14. This is a special day for our family. Next week I will finish my series on the Women Prophets in the Old Testament.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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