Editorial Preface -- By: David W. Baker
Welcome to another volume of what is a widely varied menu of offerings. A highlight of the past academic year at Ashland Theological Seminary was a conference held in April entitled “Created in God’s Image: Walking Holy Ground.” Dr Daniel Hawk brought together a number of his Native American friends from various tribes in the United States and Canada (yes, Canada is also America) to share their hearts about their own experiences and those of their people in our countries, and also how the church can and should respond. This event will likely have continuing impact on those who attended, as well as upon our institution. Though no papers from that conference are presented here, two student papers prepared for one of Dr Hawk’s classes deal with issues of native identity, ‘otherness’, and colonization.
We also include two sermon manuscripts, exploring Luke 10 and the topic of the saints, a theme generally noticeable by its absence among evangelicals. Another student paper addresses some issues of women in ministry, something of special importance to ATS, which enjoys approximately half of its students being women, as well as proudly holding an institutional membership to Christians for Biblical Equality (cbeinternational.org). Pursuant to an exhibit and lecture series last year celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the King James Bible, also included is a history of its predecessors in English. This issue concludes with a lengthy review section on electronic and printed resources.
We pray that each reader might find material which not only enlightens but also stimulates, and would value any response and suggestions which might arise.
All Hallows Eve, 2012
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