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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 …

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Update on Covid-19: March 14, 2020

We are providing a further update relating to Emmanuel’s response to the COVID-19 situation. As previously stated, our goal is to preserve and protect the academic experience and safety of the College community and workplace environment. In light of this and the ever-changing context in which we find ourselves we have decided to move all college classes to an online …

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Update on COVID-19: March 12, 2020

Emmanuel has been monitoring the developing situation related to the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19). Emmanuel will follow the advice of the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, who are working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario, and other health-care providers and agencies to monitor the situation and coordinate actions as appropriate. Our …

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History: Korean Student Paints Pictures in Kitchener Sanatorium

This year, as we celebrate Emmanuel’s eightieth anniversary, we will be posting monthly articles on the history of the College. March 12, 2020 Emmanuel Bible College is known for influencing and building up the church around the world through the brave efforts of its missionary students, alumni, staff, and faculty. The sacrificial service of people such as Edna Pridham, who …

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Astronomy Photographer Speaks in Chapel

March 5, 2020 Astronomy photographer Greg Taylor shared with the school community about the beauty and wonder of the cosmos in today’s chapel service. The first half of his presentation helped the audience grasp the tremendous size of certain celestial bodies and their distance from earth or each other. In one illustration he used an inflatable yellow sphere about seven …

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Students Learn about Engaging with Muslims

February 27, 2020 On Wednesday, students in a weeklong intensive World Religions course learned about engaging with Muslims. In the course, which will conclude on Friday afternoon, Professor Charles McCordic is teaching students about world religions and also training them to have meaningful dialogue with people of other belief systems. With regards to Islam, McCordic gave an overview of the …