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Kooistra reports solid progress on financial plan to trustees

Posted on February 25, 2015 by

Erskine trustees heard an optimistic report of progress on the two-year financial stability plan from President Paul Kooistra when they convened last week for their first meeting of 2015. A record pace in Erskine Annual Fund giving and success in reclassifying permanently restricted net assets to unrestricted net assets within the endowment lead the list […]

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Erskine community gathers for Covenant Renewal Service

Posted on February 16, 2015 by

Erskine’s fourth annual Covenant Renewal Service, held in Bowie Chapel Feb. 11, was attended by members of the college and seminary faculty, staff, and student body as well as members of the Due West community. The Rev. Paul Patrick, who serves as campus chaplain, preached on “The Way of Covenant Renewal,” taking selections from Nehemiah […]

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Winter Term class examines poverty

Posted on February 12, 2015 by

In a Winter Term course on poverty this January, Erskine students explored a topic many people hope to avoid. The course was capped by a trip to the Triune Mercy Center—a non-denominational mission church that ministers alongside the homeless in Greenville and is directed by senior pastor and 2005 Erskine Seminary graduate Deb Richardson-Moore. What […]

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Speaker cites dangers of ‘A Jaded and Disconnected Generation’

Posted on February 4, 2015 by

Dr. Carl Ellis drew parallels between the failures of the ancient Israelites and some of the weaknesses in church and society today when he spoke at Erskine’s Black History Month convocation Tuesday. Taking as his scripture text Judges 2:6-19, Ellis focused on the phenomenon of “A Jaded and Disconnected Generation,” described in verse 10 as […]

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Erskine Seminary provides ‘unifying presence’ in Augusta

Posted on January 13, 2015 by

During a time when reports of racial conflict have peppered the national news, a recent men’s retreat brought black and white Christians together. Men from Tabernacle Baptist Church, a predominantly black congregation, met with men from mostly white First Presbyterian Church. The event marked another expansion of fellowship between the two Augusta, Georgia congregations, and […]

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Warfield Lectures now online

Posted on October 23, 2014 by

The Third Annual B.B. Warfield Lectures, presented Oct. 22 by Erskine Theological Seminary and First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C., were well attended and well received, according to Vice President and Professor of Practical Theology Dr. Chris Wisdom. They are now available online. The lectures, named in memory of theologian Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield (1851-1921) were delivered […]

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Mary Lowe

Posted on October 7, 2014 by

Dr. Mary Lowe, associate dean of Erskine Seminary’s Virtual Campus, has followed an Erskine tradition and her calling to serve students, not only academically, but also in their personal development. Spreading the Gospel was a key focus in Mary Lowe’s family. Her parents were missionaries in Haiti and Suriname for 26 years. Lowe and her […]

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Wisdom appointed to lead Erskine Seminary

Posted on September 16, 2014 by

Dr. Christopher H. Wisdom, who has served as a campus minister, church planter, and pastor, in addition to his 28 years as a U.S. Army chaplain, has been appointed Vice President and Professor of Practical Theology at Erskine Theological Seminary. Wisdom received his undergraduate education at Nyack College in New York, and went on to […]

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Erskine welcomes Paul Kooistra as president

Posted on July 18, 2014 by

The Rev. William S. Cain, chairman of the Erskine Board of Trustees, announced today that Dr. Paul Kooistra of Suwannee, Ga., has been appointed president of Erskine College and Theological Seminary. “I am thrilled to have Dr. Paul Kooistra as president and part of the Erskine family,” Cain said. “He is a time-tested leader who […]

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