Celebrating 125 Years at Homecoming

By Tyndale Communications  /  Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Gary Nelson addressing the homecoming crowd in the Chapel

On September 21, 2019, Tyndale University College & Seminary welcomed alumni from its many years of history to celebrate a very special homecoming this year. As an educational institution committed to forming students for His purposes that reaches across generations around the world, we rejoiced together with God on this milestone quasquicentennial occasion.

Dr. Gary Nelson, President and Vice Chancellor spoke on People & Places: How Tyndale Became Disruptive. He shared the story of Mary and Martha from Luke 10, particularly about not missing the moments. “The history of Tyndale is a story of recognizing the moments… and to do something different in the midst of it. Tyndale is a story of 125 years of people who are willing to be disrupted by God.”

Tyndale has always perceived its role as a university and seminary to equip, intellectually stimulate and form students in such a way that they make an impact wherever they are. This legacy has been built over the course of 125 years of alumni living this out every day.

Dr. James Robertson, Instructor of Christian History gave a riveting account of William Tyndale in his chapel address Dirt & Worms: How Tyndale Became Dangerous: “[William] Tyndale’s legacy… was more than just translating the scriptures, he understood his world. He was attentive to his world, he loved the world in which he lived, the light and the darkness. And he did really see God as a solution to a lot of the problems that ailed the people whom he loved. I believe that one of the things we can do to honour that is to also be very aware of the world in which we live,” noted Dr. Robertson.