PhD in Systematic and Historical Theology Officially Forthcoming on October 15, 2022

It is exciting to see how the Lord has been working in the ministry of Concordia Academic Theology Consortium International; the theological and pastoral educational branch of the General Lutheran Church (denomination). They have received accreditation from and along with Universidad Acreditadora De Capellanía Y Estudios Bíblicos De Puerto Rico, which is recognized by the Department of Education of Puerto Rico (and thus the United States Department of Education) to award ecclesiastical degrees up to the doctoral level. This sets up all the schools participating in CATC in a good place to serve their various students, faculty, and churches; whether that be in Puerto Rico, the continental USA, Kenya, Brazil, and South Africa. I am happy to have been growing along with them over these last ten months as this process has unfolded. And I am also happy, and thank the Lord, for the opportunity to earn my PhD through Concordia Academic Theology Consortium, Intl. and Martin Luther School of Bible and Theology (based on the submission and approval of my dissertation: Evangelical Calvinism’s Portrait of a Knowledge of God and a Sure Salvation). I look forward to doing further work with CATC as one of their theology professors, and helping others to be trained up in the work of the ministry. I will be officially awarded with the PhD on October 15, 2022. Soli Deo Gloria

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9 thoughts on “PhD in Systematic and Historical Theology Officially Forthcoming on October 15, 2022

  1. Congratulations, love the vision that you have for reaching and helping others form theologically for service to the church catholic. Hope the best for you in the season ahead! Again, congrats on this ecclesiastical endowment and recognition for your unique contribution to scholarship.

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  2. Great news Bobby. I think this will help your ministry as a prophet to academia. May the Lord give you strength and years of serving him in this.

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  3. Richard, thank you! Most in academia will discount this degree as non-prestigious, and won’t give it much due. But that’s okay, I can still bear witness that Jesus is Lord and not the institutions.

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  4. So, after all those years of rightly ragging on the compromised and liberalising scholars and academics you want to be their respected colleague. That’s what happens to Barthians who won’t recant of following Barth’s liberal theoligy, and that even post the revelation of his life of daily breaking the seventh commandment. You were torn up over that, I recall, but I guess that Bruce and David convinced you that “who are you to deny love.” Anyway, congratulations, you got your deepest desire, the theology of the cross is hard to live by in reality.

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  5. @Bale,

    Huh?? I’m not a Barthian. I have quit reading Barth. Barth’s theology isn’t liberal, per se. Bruce and David never “got to me.” My deepest desire is to know Christ and Him crucified. If you understood the progeny of this PhD you might rethink your comment; it does just the opposite for me in the “academy.” Maybe next time avoid being so presumptuous it doesn’t make you look very good (whoever you are).

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  6. One more thing, Bale: getting a phd doesn’t necessarily make you a colleague of every other phd; that is simply illogical and non-starting. There are phds who critique the academy all the time. This phd is a humble one from a humble institution. No more comments from you please, unless you change your tone.

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