Monday 9 March 2015

Thanks giving service for Rev. Dr. James Massey and Prof. Dr. Ninan Koshy

The United Theological College, Bangalore and the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College will be conducting a thanksgiving service to celebrate the life and witness of the Late Rev. Dr. James Massey and Late Prof. Dr. Ninan Koshy on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4 P.M. at the Ziegenbalg chapel in the UTC.

The President of the Senate of Serampore Rt. Rev. Dr. Isaac Mor Philaxenos, the former director of the SATHRI, Rev. Dr. K.C. Abraham, Professor of Old Testament in the UTC, Rev. Dr. K. Jesurathnam and Professor in the Department of Mission and Ecumenics, Rev. Dr. Gudrun Loewner will offer tributes.

All friends, partners, pastors, church leaders, lay representatives, alumni and well wishers are welcome to this solemn service to celebrate the life and contribution of two well known and respected figures in the field of theology, church and society.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Book launch tomorrow

The book launch and inaugural sale of the book "Borders and Margins. Re-Visioning Ministry and Mission", edited by Rev. Dr. Dexter Maben will be held tomorrow at 9 A.M. at the Ziegenbalg chapel in the UTC. The book is jointly published by the Publication Committee of the UTC and the Christhava Sahitya Samithi, Thiruvalla.

Those present will include the students and staff of UTC, Fr. Dr. Joseph Benedict Mathias, S.J., Rector of the St.Peter's Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore, Ms. Corine Kumar, Vimochana, Bangalore, Prof. D. Kiran Jeevan, Head of the Department of Social Work, St. Joseph's College, Bangalore, Rev. Dr. John Samuel Raj, principal of the UTC, Rev. Dr. Sahayadhas, Rev. Dr. Dexter Maben, editor of the book and contributors and language editors. The book will be available till March 11, 2015 for an inaugural price of Rs 350.

Monday 16 February 2015

Quiet day in UTC

The final quiet day of the academic year 2014-15 in UTC will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 17 and 18 in the Ziegenbalg chapel of the UTC. The quiet day sessions will start at 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday and end with communion worship at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday.

The leader for the quiet day is Rev. Dr. Sham P. Thomas, the Vicar of Primrose Marthoma Church, Bangalore and former professor of the UTC. He is a well known speaker, preacher and motivator and has held several important positions and continues to do so in the Marthoma church. Rev. Dr. Sham P. Thomas is also an approved research guide of the South Asia Theological Research Institute (SATHRI) in the department of Communication.


Wednesday 11 February 2015

Sports day in UTC

The annual sports day conducted by the Carey Society will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the St. John's school ground from 8 in the morning. The student co-ordinator of Sports and Games, Mr. Joish Pappachan, announced that there will be special events on the day as well and special points will be given for participation.

The chief guest for this year's sports day is Mr. Kamaraj, Mr. India for several years, an accomplished body builder, actor and an army man. He acted in the latest Tamil movie 'I'. The sports day will have track and field events as games have already been completed. Four houses, Larsen, Devanandan, Herrick and Thorpe will be competing for the top honours. The sports day starts with march past by the four teams, followed by the inauguration.


Release of the book Borders and Margins: Re-visiting Ministry and Mission

The book Borders and Margins: Re-visiting Ministry and Mission, edited by Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben, the chairperson of the department of Biblical studies in the UTC and secretary of the UTC executive, will be released tomorrow at the Maramon convention venue in Kozhenchery, Kerala. The book is jointly being brought out by the CSS books, Thiruvalla and the United Theological College, Bangalore.

The book seeks to set forth discussions and dialogue from various perspectives of the margins. "Re-visioning is necessary because this is not merely another intellectual exercise, but a deeply theological one, which intends to be authentic and transformative."

The book is available at different book stalls at a price of Rs 480.


Sunday 1 February 2015

College day held in UTC

The 105th College Day of the UTC was held yesterday in the Charles Ranson Hall at 4:30 P.M. The director of CISRS Rev. Dr. Vincent Rajkumar was the chief guest.
Rev. Dr. John Samuel Raj, Principal
The principal Rev. Dr. John Samuel Raj gave the gyst of the college activities and what is being planned for the year ahead. He also outlined the work of different departments in the college and what all areas the college is concentrating on.
Rev. Dr. Vincent Rajkumar, Director, CISRS

The College Day was celebrated with fanfare and college prizes for the Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology courses were given away. The chief guest Rev. Dr. Vincent Rajkumar concentrated his speech on theological education. He said that Theological Education is an engagement with God in preparing disciples for God's mission. God's mission is to transform the world. But when God is replaced by Church as the center of mission, mission becomes the work of pulling people into the church.
Group song

Theological formation according to the CISRS director should enable students to find where God is present in our times. Theological education is not to produce a new labor force for the church; but to prepare disciples for God's mission. Ministerial formation is to equip students with ministerial skills with kingdom values. It is to understand the world as God understands the world.
Mr. Anil Kumar

The chief guest and his wife Ms. Rani Rajkumar gave away the college prizes to the students. Rev. Jeyakumar, the Carey Society Vice President prayed, Mr. Calvin Sushith Ambler, the Carey society secretary and Mr Anil Kumar, the College day co-ordinator and Rev. Lalawmpuia Hauhnar, the Registrar of UTC were present and  Dr. George Zachariah, the College Day convenor gave the vote of thanks.

Photos- Mr. Benedict Immanuel, BD I.

Friday 30 January 2015

UTC College Day celebration

The 106th UTC College Day celebration will be held in the Charles Ranson Hall tomorrow at 4:30 P.M. Rev. Dr. Vincent Rajkumar, the Director of CISRS will be the chief guest and will deliver the College Day address.