Protecting the Vulnerable by Tommy Hilliker & Mark Simpson

Rockbridge recently was featured in Church Executive Magazine’s issue on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Equipping Ministry Leaders. The magazine has several helpful articles and resources concerning this topic. Dr. Mark Simpson and I wrote an article for the magazine discussing our partnership with MinistrySafe, an organization dedicated to protecting children and those who serve them, [...]

Three Lessons We Can Learn from a Difficult Holiday Season – By Rick Warren

The holiday season is often a difficult time for many people. This year especially with the uncertainty of the pandemic and loss of loved ones, high unemployment rate, rise in addiction, mental health issues and loneliness, - our nation has faced deep challenges. The trials 2020 has presented us are numerous and far reaching for [...]

Reenvisioning Seminary Training: What We Love About Rockbridge Seminary

Amy and I were a young married couple during my last semester of traditional seminary. During this season my professor Dr. Sam Simmons, cofounder of Rockbridge Seminary, invited me into a conversation about a new kind of educational approach to training ministers in churches. He spoke of a seminary experience that would not require pastors, [...]

Dr. Ingrid Buch-Wagler – A Life of Worship

Dr. Ingrid Buch-Wagler, one of our long-time faculty members passed away August 31, 2020.  Dr. Buch-Wagler left an indelible print on our students and seminary.  She will be greatly missed. Ingrid Buch-Wagler held a Ph.D. in Conflict Management from Trinity Theological Seminary and taught at Rockbridge Seminary since 2009. Her classes included Developing the Focused [...]