Last summer we were interviewing students and alumni for online videos. What amazed us was when an alumnus of OTS ‘85 and a current student had almost verbatim answers for the very same questions. We had asked them about the core of their experience here. Both answered that it was their growing relationship with God and their deepening relationship with the people around them. It was the combination of both horizontal and vertical relationships, two intersecting lines that form a cross, that happened at the same time. This is how they said they live out their daily life. There were over 26 years between them and yet they had the same answer. This is what Tyndale is all about; Tyndale is a family with a long history, that at the core is held together by the cross, our formational experience within this community, and how these relationships have impacted our daily lives.
Through every incarnation of Tyndale’s history there has always been a focus on its community and the people found within its changing walls. ‘Connection’ served that purpose by connecting back with our Alumni, keeping them up to date on one of the formational places in their lives. In the past year and a half we have interviewed alumni, students, faculty and staff to capture the essence of who we are. With 70 hours of video we discovered that we needed a name for this publication that better reflected the whole community in these pages. This magazine is more than just connecting our alumni back with the school—it is about who we are. We are family.
Welcome to Tyndale, the Magazine. Every issue will tell you what’s going on in the different parts of our family: alumni, students, faculty, and staff. It will convey all the things we are doing around the world for the glory of God. The communication team welcomes updates, stories, and ideas. Tyndale, the Magazine, is more than just a magazine, it’s our family.