Shining Brightly in the Dark

1 December 2021

At this time of the year, Christians celebrate the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the “true light” who came into the world (John 1:9). While the gospel record describes a simple, obscure birth in a manger in Bethlehem, the observance of his birth today is often marked by extravagant displays of…

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New Doors of Opportunity

19 July 2021

Located in Davao City (“the city of David”), the third largest city in the Philippines with a population of almost two million, Koinonia Theological Seminary Foundation, Inc. (KTSFI) is committed to training students to provide leadership for the church of Jesus Christ. The vision of KTSFI is “to glorify God…

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For Such a Time, 2

12 April 2021

One year ago, the world was forced to shut down. A mysterious disease labelled COVID-19 was quickly ravaging the planet. They labelled it a pandemic. Life, as we knew it, ground to a halt and quarantines were imposed. The virus showed no partiality. Even schools were ordered to close. From…

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For Such a Time

14 May 2020

A little over two years ago, God in His sovereign plan gave Horizon the opportunity to partner with Overseas Council. The partnership would involve Horizon personnel teaching on the topic of online theological education at ten institutes around the world. Over the course of two years, 393 faculty from 112…

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The First Generation

7 February 2018

This is a great challenge for us, for we are the first generation of professors that have before us the first generation of students in the era of [online] technology. May God help us! It can be intimidating to get involved in something that you are not confident in. This…

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A Better Educator

7 November 2017

We finished our first draft of Designing for Online Learning. This is the final week of the first time teaching the course to a small group of students. We just received this email from one of our students this morning: “I was reading some of the links on rubrics and…

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Out in the Open

7 August 2017

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10 Some time ago in our team’s travels, we met with a group of Bible college leaders who seemed, at first, to be very open and unhindered in their sharing of the gospel.…

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A Dead (Romans 6) Christian

7 May 2017

It is a joy to see students transformed through a deep reflection of God’s Word in theological education. This is an account of a student growing closer to God through an eight-week online class on the book of Romans: “Romans has always been my favorite book in the Bible because…

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Mentoring Outside the Classroom

7 February 2017

There are few moments more rewarding than those when you realize that the time and effort you have invested in your students have had a positive influence on someone’s life. The following situation that took place within one of our partner schools is a prime example. The teacher had dealt…

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Being the Witness

7 November 2016

Christians are called by God as witnesses who testify to his grace and redemption. It is encouraging to hear of theology students across the world becoming more confident in their testimony of Christ and sharing their faith with others. One student wrote: “I spent the day with my family and…

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