Sundoulos - Spring 2009

From the Editor

After about eight years as editor of Sundoulos, I thought it appropriate (finally) to call attention to my own department, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. The development and growth of the department since its inception in the early ’90s has been nothing short of amazing, and we can only shake our heads and smile at the Lord’s doing. Consider how unique this department is: All of the department faculty have seminary degrees, in addition to doctorates in philosophy, and most have some pastoral experience. All students must take the same core of biblical and theological courses as any other Talbot MA program, which virtually doubles the time (and the cost!) required to complete our MA in comparison to other philosophy MA degrees. And still we have the largest MA-level program in the country! Still, now and then I encounter confusion or even disapproval: “What’s a seminary doing teaching—ugh—philosophy?!” (Okay, the “ugh” is my interpretation of the tone of voice in which the question is posed.) I trust this issue will put to rest such doubts, and will also encourage you as you lead others in living and thinking Christianly.

Your fellow-servant,
Garry DeWeese

About Sundoulos

Sundoulos is published by the Talbot Alumni Association for the purpose of ministering to and communicating with alumni and friends of Talbot. All rights reserved. No material can be reproduced without the permission of the Sundoulos editorial staff.

The Talbot journal, Sundoulos (soon'-doo-los), is designed to serve those who have graduated from Talbot and are in full-time ministry. Sundoulos grew out of an influx of requests for some kind of continued support for alumni as they finished their coursework at Talbot. In 1993, it joined with the Alumni newsletter and received a new format. Dr. Bob Saucy was instrumental in the creation of the journal and describes it as “a way we could bring the fruit of the faculty to alumni.”

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