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Oak Hill recently underwent its six-yearly Periodic External Review (PER, formerly known as the Bishops' Inspection) with the Church of England. The outcome of the review has now been published on the Church of England website.
Mike Ovey says: 'The PER Report was very positive: the College was commended in a number of areas, including the warmth and openness of our community life; the excellent standard of teaching, in particular the biblical languages; the quality of our formation, including chapel, fellowship groups and the placements scheme; support for student spouses; and an effective learning environment.'
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A new book on the authority of scripture, by Matthew Barrett, our Tutor of Systematic Theology and Church History, has just been published.
Matthew is the editor of a five volume series with Zondervan called The 5 Solas, released in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation next year. Each book in this series is a biblical, theological and historical treatment of one of the five solas. Books that have already been published include Thomas Schreiner's Faith Alone and David VanDrunen's God's Glory Alone. The next book in the series, by Matthew, has just been released: God's Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture.
So what is this new book about? Here is Zondervan's description: 'Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or "solas") that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith.
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Mike Ovey explores the issues surrounding the trial of Ahmad al-Mahdi, who is accused of destroying religious monuments in the ancient city of Timbuktu.
How do you react to Ahmad al-Mahdi going on trial for destroying cultural heritage in Timbuktu? Just vandalism, on a par with trashing bus shelters in inner-city London? Or is it, as al-Mahdi suggested at the time, protecting the public good by eradicating the remnants of superstition?
Or is it something worse, something that really does deserve an international tribunal, with sentences of 10 years or so on the line, rather than the Timbuktu equivalent of Dagenham magistrates' courts handing out six months with some community service and an ASBO? What makes us react so strongly against what al-Mahdi and his al-Qaida fellow-travellers did?
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Efrem Buckle talks about his ministry
Efrem Buckle, Pastor at Calvary Chapel in Lewisham, talks about his theological training at Oak Hill.
 
 
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Phil Chadder, Chaplain at HM Prison, Brixton, talks about his ministry and theological training.