“Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching” (1 Timothy 4:16).
This passage, written by the Apostle Paul to his “son-in-the-faith” Timothy, has stood as Tyndale’s banner for many years now, and with good reason. It not only summarizes the biblical mandate we pass on to all of our students, but it serves as the model for all of our teachers and administrators as well.
Here at Tyndale we teach Bible enthusiasts, Bible teachers, deacons, pastors, and pastoral candidates; virtually anyone with an interest in the Bible, and we strive to provide instruction in both of these areas mentioned by the Apostle Paul.
But we don’t start there, we start at the beginning.
When Judah was being prepared for conquest by Babylon, one of God’s complaints against His chosen people was that they didn’t “know” Him. So our LORD gave this message to Judah through his prophet Jeremiah.
“Thus says the LORD, ‘Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,’ declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
At Tyndale, we teach the literal, grammatical, historical method of biblical interpretation, consistently applied from Genesis through Revelation. By doing this we ensure that our students “know” God through His word and are able to then effectively communicate that knowledge to others through exegetical verse-by-verse teaching, resulting in sound doctrine.
If you too would like to “know” God, through the effective study of His word, to not only grow as a believer but to take forth His word as a Bible teacher or pastor/teacher then join us here at Tyndale.
For His Greater Glory,
Patrick Belvill, Th.D
Tyndale Theological Seminary & Biblical Institute