Questions and answers
We are all getting used to having more questions than answers about the future, and our incoming students this autumn will have many: What will September look like, how normal is the 'new normal'?
Growing deeper, extending further: John Percival
Old Oak John Percival is set to join the teaching staff in September as a part time lecturer in New Testament and Greek.
Christian Ethics and the Image of God
David Shaw reviews how Herman Bavinck makes the image of God central to a Christian account of ethics in the recently published book: Reformed Ethics.
Growing deeper, extending further: Alden McCray
Having been a visiting Lecturer at the College, Alden McCray will be joining us as a full time Lecturer.
Making a difference
Chris Stead provides an update on the impact donations to the Mike Ovey Fellowship fund have made in supporting his teaching.
From the archive: Job’s Story: God’s Purpose in Inexplicable Suffering
As the outline of Job’s experience in the Bible feels increasingly relevant to Christians across the country. We’ve looked back through our archive to find wisdom on the book from Eric Ortlund.
Martin Luther and C.S. Lewis: Reading in a Covid context
College Director Dan Strange shares introductory talks from two recent College community events focussed around work from Martin Luther and C.S. Lewis.
A 'Learning in Wartime' introduction Colin Duriez
On May 5, Oak Hill held a reading of C.S. Lewis': 'Learning in Wartime' for the college community. This was introduced by Colin Duriez who has kindly shared his comments in the article below:
A 'Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague' introduction by Dr Matthew Bingham
On March 26, Oak Hill held a reading of Martin Luther's: “Whether one may flee from a deadly plague” for the college community. This was introduced by Dr Matt Bingham who's kindly shared his comments.
Thinking of applying to Oak Hill?
Here is a quick guide of what to do if you are thinking about applying to study at Oak Hill from September 2020.
Roots, fruits and leaves
Old Oak Nat Ayling reflects on the story and symbolism of the mission tree, planted by the first 7 ‘Theology and world mission’ graduates at Oak Hill in 2009.
We are for...Youth and Children's workers
David Shaw outlines the importance of having well-trained Youth and Children's workers and how our newly revalidated undergraduate programmes provide that.
The power of words in a time of change
Director of Pastoral Care, Andrew Nicholls encourages us to fix our eyes on Jesus during these unprecedented times.
Living on Borrowed Time
College Director Dan Strange considers what our mortality and death can teach us in these
testing times including the art of living.
We are for…Pastoral workers
In the next of our series, Andrew Nicholls explains how we prepare people for pastoral work.
What global mission needs to feel like?
Chris Howles, who is on staff at the Uganda Martyrs Seminary Namugongo and an Old Oak, outlines the partnership of the two colleges, including the recent visit there by students.
We are for...Cross-cultural workers
In the next of our series, David Baldwin explains how we prepare people for cross-cultural work in the UK and beyond.
Why are Open mornings helpful?
Oak Hill student Felix Stevenson reflects in conversation on what made the Oak Hill Open morning so helpful in deciding to respond to his calling to study theology.
We are for...Church leaders
To start our new series of blogs on how we prepare people for different ministries, Tim Ward looks at how we prepare Church leaders.
Identity Politics: Part II
To go deeper, Murray and Shriver asked the bigger questions of why? Why would a minority want to weaponize an identity to achieve political change, ignoring the clash of competing minority groups?
Identity Politics: Part I
Currently on many reading lists may be ‘The Madness of Crowds’, all about Identity Politics. Douglas Murray and Lionel Shriver hosted an evening to share views, and potentially, offer a way forward.
Anxiety and the God of Peace
Andrew Nicholls writes about his recent trip to speak in Birmingham, Alabama at the 2019 National Conference of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF).
The gospel, Japan… and ultimate frisbee
Levi Booth, who recently visited Oak Hill, talks with David Baldwin about his passion for the gospel, Japan and ultimate frisbee.
Each scar edged with gold
An ancient Japanese practice beautifully illustrates God’s redemptive work in Joseph’s life and ours, says Eric Ortlund.
Planting healthy gospel churches
David Shaw talks with Neil Powell, a pastor and church planter from 2020 Birmingham, about ministry and church growth in an urban context.
David Powlison (1949-2019)
We’ve learned over recent days that David Powlison, Executive Director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, has died and entered glory.
The complementarian jigsaw
Graham Beynon talks about the biblical elements which should shape our view of gender, our understanding of ministry, and our thinking about church.
Sri Lanka and Notre-Dame
Ray Porter reflects on the fire of Notre-Dame and the murder of people in Sri Lankan churches on Easter Sunday, and asks where our prayer and support will go.
Christ, contextualization, and cherry blossoms
Eric Ortlund, who recently taught a week-long class at a Bible seminary in Nagoya, Japan, writes about teaching in a culture which has seen such a slow spread of the gospel.
Passion for evangelism
Kristi Mair reports from the UCCF 'Passion for Evangelism' conference, equipping women in their love, understanding and communication of the gospel
Jamie Smith lecture and Q&A session
Professor Jamie Smith visited Oak Hill at the end of November to give a lecture. The videos of the lecture, plus the Q&A session following it, are now available.
Idolatry and the AI singularity
A recent newspaper article comments on a religious organization newly founded by a former Google engineer
Inscriptions which shed light on the Old Testament
Eric Ortlund is wowed by visiting the West Semitic inscriptions in the Louvre, Paris