14 February 2017
Head of Biblical Studies, Revd Dr Arseny Ermakov, will be travelling to The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory to deliver a series of talks at the Holiness Seminar. The Seminar will be held during April at the College for Officer Training (CFOT), Suffern New York and will consist of sessions dealing with the key issues of holiness in the Bible.
Students, staff and guests together will explore the notion of communal holiness, holiness as imitatio Dei, the contagious nature of divine holiness, the relationship between holiness, mission, and justice. By examining Old Testament, Gospels and Epistles, the participants will discover how the notion of holiness has been redefined in the light of Christ. Perhaps, this seminar will provide a fresh look and shed a new light on biblical foundations of purity and holiness.
Colonel Dr Janet Munn, CFOT Training Principal writes, ‘As an institution of higher education, the CFOT seeks to integrate knowledge and practice related to our mission and to give our cadets the ability, through a quality education, to develop ethical, intellectual, social and spiritual values… Our goals are to provide a disciplined Christian environment designed to foster personal growth and maturity, self-discipline; and to develop in you, basic leadership characteristics and a clear sense of identity as Salvation Army officers.’ It is a privilege for Arseny to be able to speak into the life of the cadets as the Seminar is part of their ‘program to produce officers who would know God, know themselves and know their mission.’
Arseny will also have the opportunity to engage with the wider college community as he preaches on holiness at the Sunday worship.
In addition to his speaking engagement, Arseny will also pay a brief visit to Houghton College, Wesleyan liberal arts institution in New York State.