Education

Education · 10. April 2020
Russian Seminaries Remain in Limbo ------------------------------------------------- The future remains uncertain L a d u s h k i n – “Carry on as best you can.” That seemed to be consensus after the Baptist “Moscow Theological Seminary” (MTS) lost its appeal for re-registration on 27 February. The court cited formal, bureaucratic reasons for the rejection, leaving observers in the dark regarding the actual reasons. Only two Protestant theological institutes in Moscow region can...
Education · 15. February 2020
The Demise of Moscow’s “Russian-American Christian University” ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thoughts on a recent book by John Bernbaum Commentary L a d u s h k I n -- I’m still struck with sadness when recalling the makeshift monument erected in 2007 about 40 metres from the entrance to Moscow’s “Russian-American-Institute”. Its plaque stated that the monument was dedicated to “protection from the enemies of the Russian soil”....
Education · 09. April 2019
Seminary Suspensions in Russia ------------------------------------------------- Moscow‘s Baptist seminary is back in operation M o s c o w – As of 1 April, the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists´ (RUECB) flagship „Moscow Theological Seminary“, is again up-and-running. For roughly the last 18 months, Protestant institutions of learning have been under considerable state pressure in Russia. Beginning last November, seminaries have been closed, usually for 60-day periods....
Education · 14. July 2014
Theology is Not Our Speciality ------------------------------------------------ A remnant of Moscow’s bygone Protestant university soldiers on M o s c o w -- Moscow does have Christian liberal-arts universities - but they are Orthodox. After nearly two decades of trying, Moscow's "Russian-American Christian University" (RACU) - known for its last two years as "Russian-American Institute" (RAI) - closed its doors in December 2010. But a remnant headed by Baptist pastor Dr. Ruslan Nadiuk and...
Education · 19. December 2012
One-Hundred-Percent-Placement --------------------------------------------------------- Moscow Theological Seminary is counting on the old for the future M o s c o w -- “Moscow Theological Seminary”, the educational flagship of the “Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists” (RUECB), has returned to its original format. Begun as a Baptist correspondence programme in 1968, the school soon became known as “Moscow Theological Institute” (MTI). Apparently because Western...
Education · 13. October 2012
Moscow’s “Russian-American Institute” is Up for Sale ------------------------------------------------------------------- Negotiations with the buyer are in their final stages M o s c o w -- After a stressful construction period lasting nearly a decade, „Russian-American Institute’s” (RAI) new edifice in northeastern Moscow is up for sale. A buyer has been found and President John Bernbaum (Wheaton/USA) predicted on 5 October that the sale would be finalized “in two or three...
Education · 02. July 2012
Guidelines for writing articles on church affairs 1. Things to remember Many articles in the Russian church press look like protocols. Protocols are a sequential listing of events and statements. It begins with what happened first and ends with what happened last. A protocol has nothing to do with journalism. Protocols on our webpages begin with: “Pastor X visited Region Y”. That in itself is no news. It needs a quote, an option or some active deed. “When visiting Region on 18 October,...
Education · 31. May 2012
Back from the Brink ----------------------------------------------------------- Moscow’s „Russian-American Institute“ is growing once again M o s c o w – Today, the mighty, modernistic structure’s facade is plastered with advertising for an in-house fitness club and the stucco is peeling, but northern Moscow’s endangered “Russian-American Institute” is still in business. That quickly became evident in a talk with its dynamic dean and only full-time employee, Dr. Ruslan Nadyuk,...
Education · 22. December 2010
Moscow’s Russian-American Institute Confronted with Major Obstacles ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RAI has dropped its programme of undergraduate studies M o s c o w -- The educational flagship of North American mainstream evangelicalism in Russia had landed on a sandbar and may be stranding. The heady dream of a Christian liberal-arts university initially proposed by Soviet-Russian educators visiting the US in 1990 is taking a...
Education · 03. June 2010
“Dear Brothers and Sisters” ------------------------------------------------------------------- Dedication of the Russian-American Institute’s new Moscow building increases hopes for inter-confessional understanding Commentary M o s c o w -- After nine years of major toil and stress, the new building of Moscow’s “Russian-American Institute” (RAI) was dedicated on 27 May. The modernistic, four-story, glass and light-flooded structure at 40 Menzhinskogo Street in the north of the city...

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