The 70th-anniversary celebrations of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary were held online and in person.
Following the hymns “Gloria Patri” and “Word Made Flesh” by the choir of the only national seminary, Rev. Shan Weixiang, Vice-President and General Director of China Christian Council, on November 29 preached a sermon entitled "The Beauty of Balance", citing Ecclesiastes 7:18, according to the seminary’s website.
Rev. Shan stated that everything needed balance, noting that the Triune God was full of the beauty of balance and that Christians should likewise balance their beliefs and theology. As the Bible says: “The Word (Christ) became flesh”, and the flesh is connected and related to the Word which guides believers’ lives. He said keeping balance consisted of grasping the sense of proportions and acting accordingly. Attendees were admonished to pursue balance in a dynamic sense, increase their faith and discover the beauty of balance.
President Rev. Gao Feng addressed the participants that under the leadership of CCC&TSPM, the seminary would embrace a bright future with the effort of the faculty.
Christian organizations and leaders at home and abroad including the Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary sent congratulatory messages with gifts to the school. An emeritus professor and an alumni representative also gave remarks.
With more than 3,000 past graduates, the seminary currently holds five graduate courses for pastoral studies, multiple Bible training, and correspondence courses. It trains a very significant amount of the talent of the Chinese church. As the highest institution of Christian learning in China, the seminary is also the earliest and largest national religious institution and an important base for nurturing Christian talent.
- Translated by Abigail Wu