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 To God be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Grace and peace to you brothers and sisters,
We had a very encouraging first week of classes!  This is the first semester where we are offering the full Master of Divinity curriculum in daytime class formats.  To date we have run our curriculum in the evenings and on the weekends.  And we will still do that.  But adding daytime classes as well opens our education to more people with different time availability. 

I am particularly encouraged by the student response.  In planning these courses, we had prayed for somewhere between 8 and 12 students per day course.  Well, our morning Hermeneutics class had 19 students, and the afternoon class learning biblical Hebrew had 23 students!  (Sorry Kris, the ITS record for a single class is 25; you didn't quite break it.) 

Please rejoice with me and give thanks to our God!  He continues to be gracious and lead the way for ITS.  And please pray for our students.  More classes will be starting next week as well, and some intensives will start still later this fall.  All of our students need your prayers as they study, serve in their churches, work and lead families.
Here is our fall 2019 Hermeneutics course, meeting this past Wednesday morning.  Dr. Kris Holroyd also taught Hebrew in the afternoon on Wednesday.
A final reflection: That our first two daytime MDiv courses are Hermeneutics and Hebrew is quite symbolic.  The former is a focused study on how to read the Scriptures well. And the latter is, of course, a study of the original language in which the Old Testament was written.  We are starting our history of this kind of full-time study with two courses that emphasize the our high commitment to the Word of God.  We want to handle it carefully, interpret it correctly, and teach it confidently.  That commitment has always been central to the ITS education, and may it always remain so!

soli Deo gloria,
Nicholas G. Piotrowski, Ph.D.
ITS President
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