Langham Scholar, Elizabeth Mburu, was recently honoured by her alma mater, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Each year SEBTS honours five colleagues in various categories of scholarship.
In 2008, Mburu became Southeastern’s first female Ph.D. graduate, leading the way for more women to follow in the path of pursuing advanced degrees in theological education.
Guests from liberal arts colleges, research universities, seminaries, publishing houses and more were welcomed to SEBTS Fellowship Dinner, held in San Diego. It was at this dinner that Mburu was invited to deliver the keynote address.
Mburu challenged fellow scholars to consider how partnering together in the work of scholarship can bring unity among believers of all ethnicities.
“The Church, as it stands, is like a half-finished song — one beautiful to listen to but has an unfinished quality that leaves one yearning for more,”
“You might ask, ‘Why, in a discussion about scholarship, would I focus on the Church?’ It’s because I believe, ultimately, our scholarship exists to serve the Church,” said Mburu. “That’s why partnership is so crucial.”
Elizabeth is the African regional coordinator for Langham Literature, a member of the Africa Bible Commentary Board and commissioning editor for Langham Publishing, as well as the author of African Hermeneutics. She also serves as a curriculum evaluator for the Association of Christian Theological Education in Africa.
The Southeastern Theological Fellowship seeks to build camaraderie and foster fellowship between scholars of multiple denominations and encourage excellence in scholarship for the glory of Jesus Christ.
You can read the full press release on the Baptist Press Website