Academics at Redeemer Seminary
The academic approach at Redeemer Seminary begins with the foundational idea that the bible is worth studying because it is God’s word to his people. And if the Bible is God’s word then we can never study too much or look too deep to understand more of what God has revealed to us. Sound exegesis begins with understanding and extends into all facets of biblical study. At Redeemer we seek to teach our students in order to give them tools to aid them in whatever ministry God may call them. Through the biblical languages, systematic and biblical theology, counseling and apologetics, we hope to impart a view of the scriptures that shows the unfolding plan of God throughout history to help them better serve Christ’s church.
Academics through Relationship
At Redeemer Seminary we place strong emphasis on relationships both with your professors and fellow students. Preparation for ministry is not limited simply to the classroom. Theology is best done in community where we may humbly learn from one another and allow God’s word to change us. Seminary is not a collection of students and teachers but it is a community of faith. Therefore, as fellow disciples we endeavor to nurture and build that community so each student may love and look more like Christ than when they began their study. One of the great things about seminary is that it allows you to be shaped and influenced by a multitude of voices from your professors, but also to be introduced to other students from different traditions that help us to expand our vision of the body of Christ.
Academics in the Classroom
Inside the classroom students are exposed to the challenges of their seminary education. The classroom begins to shape our view and understanding of the scriptures. The scope of students’ understanding of the bible will be broadened as they learn the disciplines and tools that will help them become students of the word of God and ultimately better disciples of Jesus. We desire that students not simply view themselves as students while they are in seminary, but will continue to learn throughout their lifetime and ministries. The classroom is actually an invitation – we are invited to learn the word of God and to actually dwell in the scriptures in order to be changed by it. Our basis of education does not stem from viewing students simply as a brain to absorb information, but students as human beings, whole people, that are called to bring the light of the gospel on every aspect of life. We desire for our students to live out and embody the gospel in word and deed. Therefore, the classroom is an invitation to dive into the word of God to be changed by it in all that we are and to take that message to ends of the earth.