One of this week’s lectionary readings, Genesis 22:14, recounts the searing story of Abraham and Isaac on
As a seminary president, I think a great deal about provision. I just returned from a meeting of the Association of Theological Schools. One of the speakers, Craig Dykstra of the Lilly Endowment, said the most troubling aspect of theological education in
Without trust in the providing God, it would be impossible for me to remain faithful in my calling to lead Central in this season. While we probably will not rename Central Jehovah Jireh (“the Lord will provide”), we do have a clear sense that providence expressed through faithful donors has sustained us for 107 years. For every gift we give God thanks; for every intercession offered in Central’s behalf, we are grateful.