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Spiritual Journey as Formation, Part 3

The Journey is an Experience, Not a Spectator Sport Part 3 of a 6-Part Series Some years ago I hiked the Na Pali coast on the island of Kauai with my wife and young adult children.  We did not learn to hike the Na Pali Coast by attending a class at our nearest mountain equipment [...]

By |2020-01-23T17:27:06-06:00January 23rd, 2020|

Spiritual Formation as Journey, Part 2

A Journey Requires a Guide A walk in the park doesn’t require a guide. However, a trek in the wilderness, especially when you are going to a destination you have never been, requires a guide. In the Southwest, cowboys refer to the guide as the “front rider.” Guides come in many forms. On the trails [...]

By |2020-01-16T14:46:38-06:00January 16th, 2020|

Spiritual Formation as Journey, Part 1

A few years ago, our family went backpacking on the Kalalau Trail in Kauai, Hawaii.  I was pumped at the prospect of seeing beautiful waterfalls, sunsets in the ocean, and breathtaking views from the cliffs of Na Pali Coast.  However, I did not expect that in the course of those six days on the eleven [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:29:28-06:00January 10th, 2020|

2020 Vision

As we begin a new year, my 2020 vision for our students is threefold: 1. Students will know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. Through our curriculum, students gain a great deal of information about the Bible, theology, and practical ministry skills. We are proud of the academic accomplishments of our students. But we [...]

By |2020-01-03T19:03:34-06:00January 3rd, 2020|

In the Flesh

You’ve heard the phrase “in the flesh.”  If a person should ask if you are so-and-so, you might reply, “in the flesh.”  “If you meet or see others in the flesh, you are physically present with them, rather than seeing them on television or reading about them in a book.  Christmas is about God showing up [...]

By |2019-12-06T19:35:48-06:00December 6th, 2019|

Launching a Multisite Campus

Multisite churches are becoming more and more common. No longer an experiment, multisite churches are a viable means for churches to expand their ministry.  Patrick Trawick’s DMin Applied Research Project identified the critical components for effectively launching a campus for a multisite church. Trawick identified the following steps to a multi-sight launch strategy: The first [...]

By |2019-08-26T15:04:45-05:00August 9th, 2019|

Spread the Word

Thank you for getting the word out about Rockbridge.  Most of our students come to Rockbridge as a result of a recommendation from a pastor or friend.  Ninety-eight percent of our students recommend Rockbridge to their friends.  The percent of students satisfied with their courses of student is 97+%.   We’ve got raving fans!   There are [...]

By |2019-04-05T16:35:38-05:00April 5th, 2019|

Online Learning–An Insider’s Perspective

By Ben Davis I want to offer my two cents worth in the online vs. traditional classroom debate. I do this as both a student who has completed online and traditional degrees and as an instructor who has taught in both modalities.  Both approaches to education have their strengths and weaknesses, but right at the outset [...]

By |2019-03-29T20:39:11-05:00March 29th, 2019|

WHY IS SEMINARY EDUCATION IMPORTANT?

By Dr. Dennis Williams Once I heard a person say that “He didn’t need formal, seminary training to preach. He said that he just let the Holy Spirit lead him.”  Not to be sacrilegious, but I’ve heard some of these people preach and if I were the Holy Spirit, I would be ashamed! Can people [...]

By |2019-03-14T18:01:51-05:00March 14th, 2019|

What’s Right with the Church?

The Church gets a lot of criticism about what is wrong with it. And few if any would contend the Church hasn’t made mistakes or there isn’t room for improvement. The Church, however, is doing many good things and brings value to its members and communities. Here are five major things that are right with [...]

By |2019-03-08T20:22:37-06:00March 8th, 2019|