A popular music event at Avondale has shared its stage and crowd with the launch of a new book from the head of the seminary.
The writers of Scripture used the word “way” to describe God’s actions in the Old Testament, especially in Exodus and Isaiah. Avondale Seminary Head Dr Kayle de Waal shows in his new book Hearing the Way how this notion of “way” becomes an innovative literary construct used by the New Testament writers.
An Avondale academic’s book describing the local church as the future of Seventh-day Adventism but challenging it to biblically reinvent is now published in German.
A mass baptism has followed an eventful evangelistic series in Fiji presented with local churches as a cross-cultural ministry practicum by seminarians from Avondale.
It sounds like a win-win: strengthen the relationship between education and faith by planting a church on the campus of a Seventh-day Adventist school in Australia. But is it working? To find out, a multidisciplinary team of Avondale academics has received $50,000 from the church in the South Pacific to fund a first-of-its-kind study.
Dr Kayle de Waal is head of the seminary and a lecturer in New Testament at Avondale College of Higher Education. He shares thoughts about his new book, Mission Shift, as a contribution to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific’s discipleship initiative—and what discipleship means for him—in this question and answer with Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown.