Dr Bruce Baugus, a professor at the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary located in Grand Rapids, USA, came to lecture at Mukhanyo's Pretoria campus from September 20th to September 27th. During this period, he presented two courses, one on the Theology of Augustine and another on the Doctrine of God, lecturing to a group of twelve ThM (Master of Theology) students. Dr Baugus teaches Systematic Theology and Apologetics at PRTS.
The Master of Theology (ThM) is a prestigious academic qualification that has gained significant popularity among church leaders and theological educators in southern Africa. Mukhanyo is one of five worldwide locations where this program is offered, facilitated by experienced visiting professors who teach in a block module structure.
One of the students in this program is Okuch Andrew Ojullo, who holds the position of lecturer and serves as the academic dean at the Knox School of Theology in Mbale, Uganda. In 2019, Okuch completed his MDiv degree from the African Reformation Theological Seminary in Kampala. He hopes to continue with a PhD in theology once he completes his ThM studies.
The seminary where Okuch serves is driven by a mission to establish Reformed churches throughout East Africa, countering the prevalent influence of the prosperity gospel and strong adherence to traditional African religious beliefs. Despite Uganda's limited resources, Okuch expresses gratitude for the freedom of religion in the country, which enables the unhindered spread of the gospel.
Okuch is one of several students in the ThM programme who are already serving in theological education. Other such students include Christo April, who teaches at the Bible Institute, and France Mookisi, who teaches at Mukhanyo. It is our hope and prayer that the Lord will continue to raise and equip many more faithful men to educate and inspire others across Africa.