On September 11 CLS promoted its first Annual Research Forum. Faculty and a guest presenter discussed the Theological research they completed in the past year.
A graduate school's vocation - as it is for any university - is carried out on a triangular basis, with each point supporting and sustaining the others:
· Teaching (in the sense of formal education)
As an academic place, our school is also a place, then, where knowledge is revisited, built and shared in formal and informal education.
Our seminary supports each professor's research by allocating time and means for formal research. Each year, research projects are received and approved; completed projects are shared with the larger community; and final results of each project are evaluated for publication in various ways: either as research articles in specialized journals, or as a doctoral thesis, or as a book.
The inaugural forum’s guest presenter was Rev. Mark Sander, pastor in Mannsville, AB, who shared his own current theological work.
Summaries of each research project were posted in the seminary foyer, where guests could peruse the goals, methods, resources, and results of each project. We hope to expand this event, next year, with other school’s faculty, and other pastors who continue to do theological work.
You may find here the posted summaries of each research project presented in 2008.
Dr. Manfred Zeuch