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Grad Fights against Human Trafficking During Pandemic

May 28, 2020 The fight against human trafficking has never been easy, but since the global spread of the novel coronavirus, matters have become more challenging. Fight4Freedom, a Christian organization that advocates for and supports survivors of human trafficking (a “survivor” is a person who has experienced or is currently experiencing human trafficking or exploitation), has encountered a number of …

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History: 1970’s Students Earn Glowing Reputation for Emmanuel

May 14, 2020 This year, as we celebrate Emmanuel’s eightieth anniversary, we will be posting monthly articles on the history of the College At Emmanuel, 1970 was a year of hope and excitement. Since 1964 the College had enjoyed its new campus, which included new buildings constructed under the leadership of President Bruce Wideman. Unfortunately, some other Bible colleges were …

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Open Learning Director Draws on Fascinating International Experience

April 30, 2020 In 2018, David Nickerson began working at Emmanuel Bible College as the director of Open Learning, a new branch of the College that aims to increase access to education, especially non-credit education. When he set foot on campus his first day, he brought with him a fascinating educational and professional history that has shaped Open Learning and …

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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 …