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New Interim Leader at Emmanuel Bible College

August 26, 2020 We are pleased to announce that as of September 1, 2020, Dr. Neil Cudney will be serving as the interim leader of Emmanuel Bible College. Dr. Cudney has previously worked for Ray of Hope and Christian Horizons, and he continues to co-pastor Mill Crossing Church in Hespeler. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brock University in …

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Plans for Fall 2020

June 1, 2020 Greetings from Emmanuel Bible College. We hope that you are doing well and are able to take advantage of the beautiful weather. I imagine you and your family might be using the nice weather to get out and shake off some of that cabin fever, just like I have. That includes feeling eager to get back to …

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Emmanuel Community Stays Active, Connected during the COVID-19 Crisis

April 23, 2020 In recent weeks, the COVID-19 crisis has kept people apart physically but has led to an explosion of online engagement and virtual communication. Politicians have delivered messages from their homes, television hosts have brought viewers into their living rooms, and music concerts have been shifted to virtual platforms from physical ones. At Emmanuel, the community has been …

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History: ‘Builder’ President Helps Construct Solid Future for Emmanuel

This year, as we celebrate Emmanuel’s eightieth anniversary, we will be posting monthly articles on the history of the College. April 16, 2020 In the late 1950s, the future of Emmanuel Bible College was unclear. Since 1943 it had been operating in the Metcalfe mansion on Ahrens Street in Kitchener, and as time went on the aging home became increasingly …

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Update on COVID-19: April 14, 2020

We are providing a further update relating to Emmanuel’s response to the COVID-19 situation. The Winter semester is coming to an end this week as students write final exams and finish course assignments. The past four weeks of classes have been completed online without any significant problems. Students and faculty have learned much about how to connect and learn together …

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DAVID DOHERTY: The Elixir of Life, the Coronavirus, and the Cross

April 9, 2020 Our world has many tales of the Elixir of Life, a medicine that saves one from illness and physical death. This elixir comes in many forms, some of them not literally potions: a religious relic, a magic fountain, a historically significant location, a body of secret knowledge, and so on. A quick scan of one’s favourite movies, …

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HUGHSON ONG: The Challenge of COVID-19 for Christian Higher Education

April 2, 2020 In the past couple of months, we saw how the COVID-19 virus developed from a regional epidemic to a global pandemic. Countries, states, and cities began to implement lockdown and quarantine measures, social institutions and organizations started to close down their offices and facilities, and people were asked to practise social distancing and, in some cases, self-isolate. …

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3 Ways to Prepare for a Career as a Pastor

March 26, 2020 Training to be a pastor is often exciting, enlightening, and transformative. At times, however, people preparing for pastoral ministry feel worried about finding stable work in today’s job market. “Will I be able to find a job once I’m done my training?” they might ask. “And what can I do to set myself up for success in …

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Update on COVID-19: March 20, 2020

We are providing a further update relating to Emmanuel’s response to the COVID-19 situation. This has been a very fluid situation, with significant announcements this week from various levels of government as well as public-health authorities. Given the strong recommendations to allow people to work from home and to maintain appropriate social distancing, we have decided to close the campus …

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Emmanuel Temporarily Moves All Classes Online

March 19, 2020 This week Emmanuel temporarily shifted to all-online teaching in response to the COVID-19 situation. The decision was announced on Saturday and was effective immediately. Under the leadership of the Open Learning team, the College took the necessary steps to make this change without cancelling any classes. On Monday, scheduled classes proceed as usual, only through an online …