Wycliffe Blog

Vestigia Dei  – is a Latin term meaning “traces of God.” As a theological term it is associated with natural theology – that is, the view that there are vestiges of God within creation. We’ve chosen this term as the title of the Wycliffe College blog because our hope is that through these writings, readers might glimpse evidences for God as our writers interact with the wider world. 

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Remembering the Dead: Of Christ’s Death and Our Own

By Joseph Mangina

I enjoy visiting old graveyards. I like to wander around, reading the tombstones, taking note of the dates and places of birth, the biblical verses and sentimental poetry.

Mon, April 08, 2019

Little girl wearing future leader t-shirt

Some rules on developing leaders in and for the church

By Peter Robinson

Chris Wright, a biblical scholar and the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership, has suggested that the great commission in Matthew 28:19, 20 is not so much a mandate to go to the

Tue, March 26, 2019

Dorothy Day in 1916. Public domain. Wikimedia Commons

Dorothy Day: “Gloriously different” sainthood

By David Kupp

With World Writers Day having been celebrated earlier this month, and World Book Day (as declared by the United Nations) coming up on April 3, it seems a fitti

Fri, March 22, 2019

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Why it’s never too late to study theology: ministry at a deathbed

By Judy Paulsen

I was asked to write a blog on the topic, “Why it’s never too late to study theology.”  It seemed like a nice, safe topic that wouldn’t require too much of me in what is a busy part of the acad

Mon, March 18, 2019

Mary Dyer preaching

Three Women from history who might change your thinking about women preaching

By Marion Taylor

Paul’s words to the Corinthians—that women should keep silent in the churches—have traditionally been understood as prohibiting women from preaching, speaking, and teaching in church.

Mon, March 11, 2019

Bus with sorry sign

How to make a good apology

By Wanda Malcolm

I divide my professional life between teaching at Wycliffe College and working as

Mon, March 04, 2019

George Sumner

10 Things Every Theological Student Ought to Know

By George Sumner

1. Let your superiors advise you.

Mon, February 25, 2019

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Questions on aging worthy of reflection

By Annette Brownlee

Two years ago, my husband, Ephraim, and I were proud parents at our son’s graduation from university.

Mon, February 11, 2019

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On Seeing Christ in the Psalms

By Glen Taylor

My family and I live in a Victorian house in downtown Toronto.

Mon, February 04, 2019

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Have You Had an Epiphany Moment Yet This New Year?

By Glen Taylor

Christians familiar with liturgical traditions will know that we are in the season of Epiphany, a period that focuses on Bible passages that disclose the fact that Jesus was divine.

Mon, January 28, 2019