The Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah delivered the commencement address titled “Hope Through Present Suffering” during the Ashland Theological Seminary’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12. The Seminary conferred 118 degrees to the members of 2018 graduating class at the ceremony held in the John C. Myers Convocation Center.
Soong-Chan is the Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill., and the author of Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times, a commentary on the book of Lamentations (IVP Books, 2015); The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church (Moody, 2010); and co-editor of Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations (Judson, 2012). He is the co-author of Return to Justice (Brazos, 2016); and Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (Zondervan, 2014).