Theological Education Seminar held on 65th Anniversary of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary

By Yi Yang, June 13, 2017 01:06 AM

65th Anniversary of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary(GospelTimes.cn)

On June 6, a seminar themed “Theological Education and Sinocization of Christianity” was held in the chapel of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary. Two topics were discussed by scholars and seminary faculties during the seminar: “Personnel Training & Sinocization of Christianity” and “Theological Education & Church Construction.”

Reviewing the historical process of Sinocization of Christian Education in China, Professor Yiye Xu from Fudan University gave some suggestions on Christian Education in China, including establishing a mechanism of talent-introduction, more funding for theological education and research, joint training programs together with Academia and other religions, integrating foreign resources, etc.

 

Rev. Chen Yilu, the vice-president of NUTS, addressing on the ceremony.
Rev. Chen Yilu, the vice-president of NUTS, addressing the ceremony.

 

 

Rev. Yilu Chen, Vice-president of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, talked about the transition of Theological Education in China. He held that theological education should be more Chines since currently it is mostly Western. To achieve this goal, the groups who study theology would not be limited to seminary students for specific periods, but expanded to include professionals, becoming a lifelong study.

Rev. Chen Xun, Academic Dean of Yanjing Theological Seminary, said that theological education should include a good understanding of the entire present context of China, absorbing good humanism in the traditional Chinese culture and understanding the changes among believers both in the population structure and in the knowledge structure. With that understanding, theological education should establish a subject system and keep improving day by day.

Dr. Qinghua Yue, President of Fujian Theological Seminary gave a lecture on “The cultural practice of Sinocization of Christianity in Fujian.”  Rev. Jun Wang, Chairman of the Provincial Committee of TSPM in Shaanxi, stated that theological education lays the foundation of the healthy growth of churches. Rev. Shangyong Long, vice-president of Sichuan Theological Seminary, stressed that personnel training is a guarantee to sinocization of Christianity.

 

Rev. Cao Shengjie, former president of the China Christian Council, giving an exhortation during the event.
Rev. Cao Shengjie, former president of the China Christian Council, giving an exhortation during the event.

 

Besides the seminary on theological education, an alumni sharing session was held that night. Rev. Shengjie Cao (Class of 1953), Rev. Kui Cai (Class of 2016), and Rev. Kequan Zhang (Class of 2002) also shared their blessings and visions on the event.

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

How World’s Largest Bible Printing Press Was Established in China

The Press began operating in 1987 and Amity Printing Company (APC) was established in 1988 in a joint venture between Amity Foundation (AF), a charity foundation set up by Chinese Christian leaders, and the United Bible Societies (UBS).

2018 Bible in China Seminar Held in Shanghai, Focusing on Migration and Community

From 14th to 16th November, the 2018 Bible in China (BIC) seminar kicked off its annual seminar to the theme of "Bible and A Shared Future for Humankind" with a focus on "Migration and Community".

The key to a busy schedule

How could we deal with a lot of work?

The greatest gift

What's the greatest gift you have ever received?

Bible Verses about Taking Care of Children

Here's how you take care of your children according to the Bible.

What is the Lord's Supper or Communion?

Why do Christians observe Communion?

Bible Verses To Use Against Impure Thoughts

Check out these Bible verses if you are being tempted by impure thoughts.

Bible Verses to Help Us Care For the Environment

"You shall not pollute the land in which you live."