President of Shiloh University

From the Desk of Chris Reeves

Women’s Leadership

In a time of fast-paced social, cultural, and technological change, we see God moving in powerful new ways. Women are integral to bringing us into this new era. Through their wisdom, expertise, character, and skills they are an influence to lead change in the marketplace as well as in their communities, in society as well...
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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things

This past month, the Jewish people and many Christians celebrated the feast of Purim. During this feast, the book of Esther is read. This biblical story shows us how God raised up Esther and Mordechai and placed them in a relationship of influence and authority for the benefit of His people. A similar theme is...
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02
Apr

Let God Love You

This week the Jewish people celebrated the feast of Passover and Christians are celebrating the sacrificial death and triumphal resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul saw the connection between these historic Passover events as he wrote that our Heavenly Father “has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom...
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08
Dec

Opportunities to Learn

In my time in higher education leadership, I have seen the development of programs that are available and inclusive for many who would not otherwise have opportunities. Amazing work has been done in this area. Alternative forms of teaching and training have emerged “disrupting” what has been the norm for many years. The diversity of...
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26
Oct

Prayer for the Persecuted Church

The month of November is designated as a time of prayer for the persecuted church. Currently, an estimated 260 million Christians are persecuted for their faith. In the New Testament, we are told to support and pray for those who are persecuted (Mt. 25:36; Col. 4:18; Heb. 13:3). The Scriptures remind us that even with...
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02
Sep

Archaeology and the Bible – Shiloh

Artist’s rendering of the Holy Tabernacle (Free Bible Images) The Shiloh archeological site is a significant location for the beginnings of the Jewish people in Israel. Even without magnificent palaces or fortress walls, it is one of the most dramatic sites in the country. The Story The history of Shiloh begins under the leadership of...
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03
Aug

Considerations for Online Education

Recently Best Colleges released their 2020 Online Education Trends Report. While this information is valuable for college administrators, it is also helpful for students looking into accredited online educational programs. The following are highlights of key trends and considerations from students and alumni of online higher education programs taken from the report.
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22
Jun

Abba, Our Father

Jesus’s use of the name “Abba” in His prayers to the Father has been considered groundbreaking, moving the relationship to the Heavenly Father from a more general acknowledgement into an intimate personal communion.
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12
Jun

Ruth and Pentecost

We recently celebrated the time of Pentecost. As Christians, we celebrate the outpouring of God’s Spirit to reach the nations with the good news of God’s salvation. The story of Ruth also takes place during the time of the feast of Pentecost, at the time of the first fruits of the grain harvest. Jewish communities...
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06
Apr

Christ Our Passover

Jesus’ sacrificial death occurred at the time when the Passover lambs were slain (Mark 14:12). Years later, the Apostle Paul wrote, “For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed” (1 Cor. 5:7). He said that through the blood of Christ we were delivered from slavery to the domain of darkness and transferred into the kingdom...
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26
Mar

Janneth Saavedra: Embracing the Challenge, Loving the Journey

Janneth Saavedra (pictured left of her sister) is one of our Master of Divinity students from Mexico. I asked Janneth to share her experiences in the M.Div. program and how her courses are impacting her life. I think that her words will resonate with many who, like her, have the desire to pursue further educational opportunities centered...
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