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I write this note to you - the Tyndale alumni family - in the middle of Holy Week. Palm Sunday is behind us and Easter is just ahead.
The children danced up the centre aisle at church last Sunday waving palm branches and singing "Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" Matthew 21:9
In the same way crowds were chanting and cheering as Jesus entered Jerusalem that day. No one could have imagined that just a few short days later, crowds would not be shouting "blessed," but murmuring "cursed."
Jesus cried out using the words of Psalm 22, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest."
Have you ever prayed these words? Ever cried out to God - where are you? My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Maybe you felt forsaken by God when you were caught in the middle of your parents' divorce, someone close to you was suddenly and tragically taken from this world, or a relationship ended and left you struggling to breathe.
Our prayer for you and the 9,000 Tyndale alumni living for Christ in Canada and around the world is that you would hold onto that shred of faith in the God who says he will never leave us or forsake us. We trust in the one who has done it, and we have faith that he will do it again.
This Easter, may you be the source of light and hope in the lives of those around you.
Blessings upon you,
Rev. Dr. Rob Patterson
Director, Alumni & Church Relations
Class of 1943
Gertrude remembers the best years of her life as the years she spent at "Toronto Bible College." She left her home in Dryden at the age of 16. It was during World War 2 and the great depression - it was a big step of faith for a small town girl to come to the big city to attend Bible College. She loved her years at TBC, and made friendships that she has maintained for over 60 years. We are thankful for the mementoes she has donated to Tyndale from her years at TBC. God bless you Gerty - and please know how proud we are of you and your many years of life and service since your training at Tyndale.
With no advertising and a first location in an unremarkable stretch of Queen Street East, The Burger's Priest, "a classic American cheeseburger joint," has become one of the most popular places to get a burger in Toronto. Owner and operator, Shant Mardirosian (BA '03), when asked why he does not advertise, responds with a biblical story. Read more about The Burger's Priest.
Web Exclusive: The story behind the name - The Burger's Priest
Congratulations to Chris Dragos (BA '10) for his acceptance into two respected PhD programs. Chris was accepted into the University of Birmingham's PhD program in Philosophy to work with internationally known philosopher and co-director of the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion, Yujin Nagasawa. Chris was also admitted into the University of Toronto's Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. This program is the national leading program for advanced graduate studies in the areas of the history and philosophy of medicine, biological science, physics and mathematics.
Photos of Past Events
Church & Technology @ Faith Family Books RA Alumni Floor Hockey
(March 23, 2012) (March 24, 2012)
CS&P Architects delivered progress reports in March 2012 to show some of the initial plans renovation and development of the Bayview campus. They presented the reports to students, faculty, and staff so that the Tyndale community could be brought up to date.
Craig Goodman and Maureen O'Shaughnessy outlined the initial plans and long-term goals for the Bayview campus highlighting that it will be a process of incremental growth. One of the first priorities will be to add parking and change the perimeter road to prepare for a potential traffic light at the south end of the Bayview campus. There are some exciting changes coming to the Bayview campus.