Oak Hill's third year students have been busy this term producing short video presentations as part of their work on the book of Isaiah. One of the videos unpacks the message of Isaiah by using Lego characters, and another uses live sketching, and each of them was produced by a team of four students working in collaboration.
Eric Ortlund, who teaches Old Testament Studies at Oak Hill, says that one of the goals of the Isaiah module is for students to see the shape of the book as a whole. 'One of the ways they accomplish this goal is by presenting the book to the class as if they were in a church setting for example, presenting the book to a youth group on a weekend away. Cramming all of Isaiah into a five-minute presentation is anything but easy, but our students did a fine job of it this year.'
Oak Hill student Charles Kimbangi ran in the London Marathon this year, in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK. Here is his story.
On 23rd August 2016 my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Just 31 days later, on 24th September 2016, he died. I was left stunned, confused, and devastated. I knew that death was real and that people die each day, but I had never lost someone so close to me. It was a surreal experience and for a long time it felt like I was in a dream and any moment I was going to wake up and my dad would be alive again.
I was also shocked at just how fast it happened and this left me asking questions: How did it happen so fast? Could it have been prevented? Why has this happened to him? All these questions were asked and many more.