David Suchet on reading the Bible well in public
Dan Strange writes: We had the great privilege of hosting David Suchet at Oak Hill earlier in January to do a masterclass on reading the Bible in public, when he spent two hours with over 100 students.
His love of God and his word was so evident, and his deep desire and passion for reading the Bible well in public was infectious. His message was that Bible readings should help us hear God speaking through his word.
He said: 'You stand there with confidence, you have the gift of reading, you have prepared it all, you're doing it because you know it's God's word, not yours. This is God speaking to whomever you're talking to. It's very important.'
Two new strategic roles at Oak Hill
Dan Strange writes: I am delighted to announce two new positions at Oak Hill, both of which are significant and strategic steps in our development and growth as a college.
We're thrilled that the Rev. Chris Stead (pictured above left) has been appointed as the inaugural Mike Ovey Fellow, beginning in September 2018. The Mike Ovey Fellowship was established in the weeks following Mike's death, given his passionate plea in recent years that we train the next generation of theological educators. Chris trained at Oak Hill after several years practising as a barrister. He is currently finishing a curacy at Grace Church, Highlands, as well as being a visiting lecturer at Oak Hill.
We are also excited to announce that the Rev. Dr Andrew Nicholls (pictured above right) has been appointed as Director of Pastoral Care, a role he will take up in September 2018. This is a new and important strategic role to oversee and model pastoral care within our college community. Our residential model of living and learning in community means we have a unique context in which leaders in training can be formed and transformed with the gospel in preparation for a lifetime of serving others. Andrew will play a central role in directing this care.