A Journey of Faith and Technology, meet Dr. David Lau and Paul Baloche Tickets
Technology, Faith and Tyndale.
As I sit down to write this note to the Tyndale Alumni family I am hearing the sounds of drills, ladders being set up and work boots in the halls. We are installing internet cabling. As we work on converting the new campus, one of our first jobs is updating the technology.
When you started studying at Tyndale did you have an iPad or a smart phone? A majority of students have both of these and so much more. They print their papers from their smart phones and text each other prayer requests. Looking back on my university days, it seems that I am from the stone age. No e-mail, no internet, no Google – how did we survive?
We want the new Tyndale campus to have everything a student needs to succeed. We are welcoming a generation of ‘Digital Natives,’ students who grew up on the digital playground and who blend their faith with technology.
Please continue to pray for our students, staff and faculty as we prepare our move to the new campus that it would be a place that honours God and benefits students.
Come for a visit to the new campus this winter and see what God is doing – and feel free to bring your computers, tablets and phone because now we have wifi everywhere on campus.
Blessings upon you,
Rev. Dr. Rob Patterson
Director, Alumni & Church Relations
God's Presence in Our Everyday Lives
“God is present in people’s lives; God is real and operative beyond the walls of the church,” says Dr. David Lau, a 2013 Doctor of Ministry (DMin) graduate from Tyndale Seminary.
One way Tyndale’s DMin program formed him spiritually was by growing in him the “realization that God as Father is something that can be grasped; God can be a personal Father.”
Something else he came to discover while studying was the idea that God is part of our everyday work lives.
His research looks at how people interact with God in their everyday work lives. His findings suggest that God is present in the workplace and people can find meaning in life as they discover Him there. This insight will form the core of his ministry in years ahead.
Currently, he is one of twenty pastors at Richmond Hill Christian Community Church (RHCCC); a multicultural, multilingual, and multigenerational congregation. He serves in “Cultivation Ministries”, which include discipleship and teaching to “encourage people to discover meaning in ministry and daily work.”
As part of RHCCC’s marketplace ministry, Dr. Lau created a series called “Kingdom Warriors,” which draws from case studies he researched as part of his DMin thesis on the experience of God in the workplace. The series is set to be published in the Association of Chinese Evangelical Ministries’ (ACEM) monthly newsletter throughout 2014. His hope is that this publication will encourage more people to share their experiences of God at work.
Dr. Lau’s passion is to help others find meaning in their individual narratives. Everyone has a story; but he wants everyone to see God in that story.
Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations
Do you know a Tyndale Alumni who has inspired you? A person of exemplary Christian character, one whose life is marked by intellectual maturity, spiritual vigor and moral integrity? Nominate them for this year’s “Distinguished Alumni Award.”
On the Road to Bayview
Many await moving day, but some already call 3377 Bayview Avenue home. From the Development & Community Relations Department offices on the Bayview campus, we look across the rolling hills, stream and forest, toward Ballyconnor and think of the community that will journey here. We imagine the flurry of activity when our community is united under one roof…
2 Free Paul Baloche Concert Tickets
First 5 correct responses will win 2 free tickets to a Paul Baloche concert in Oakville on Feb 7, 2014.
What year did Tyndale receive university status from the Government of Ontario?
Respond with your answer to alumni [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: Tyndale%20Trivia%202014)
The Tyndale community of students, faculty and staff paused on Monday, November 11th to honour the sacrifices of those who have given their lives in service to their country and to peace. Under grey November skies the school community gathered to remember alumni and current students who have committed their lives to serve Christ in the Canadian Armed Service.
There were prayers, and a recitation of the poem by John McCrae “In Flanders Field”. Dr. Gary Nelson and Mrs. Beverley Patterson placed a wreath beneath the Canadian flag. We extend our gratitude to Peter Vere, Monique Roumy, Nathan Brubaker and Laura Coxworth, members of the Canadian Armed Forces who led the Tyndale community in commemorating Remembrance Day.
Last semester exams were a little less stressful for Tyndale students. That’s because Student Life, the Alumni Office, and the University College and Seminary Student Councils partnered to host a Food For Thought drop-in to help students refresh and relax during exam week…