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Commentary: Mike Ovey tribute edition

This special edition of Commentary pays tribute to the life and ministry of Mike Ovey, our college Principal, who died suddenly in January 2017. The edition includes tributes from colleagues, Oak Hill alumni and fellow church leaders, together with articles in appreciation of Mike Ovey's theological and educational vision.

Don Carson looks at Mike's life as a scholar, writer, churchman, theologian and educator, but the description of Mike he thinks most significant is as a reformer.

Mark Thompson and David Peterson, the former Principal of Oak Hill, talk about Mike's vision for theological education. Mark says that Mike endured his own 'horrendous experience of theological education in the 1980s', but that 'he dared to dream of something better. He thought through what it would be like for a theological education to nurture faith and prepare people for ministry.'

Ray Porter writes about Mike's enduring passion for the great commission of Jesus, and his commitment to see students trained to do cross-cultural ministry, both here in the UK and around the world. John Stevens writes in appreciation for the way Mike helped create the conditions for Anglican and Independent students to study together, respecting each other's different polities and finding unity in the essentials.

Oak Hill Commentary magazine

Read above the special edition of Commentary in tribute to Mike Ovey, or download it as a PDF