Eric OhlmannTaylor Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Ohlmann will be returning to Taylor as the Academic Dean, effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Ohlmann was the Academic Vice-President at Taylor Seminary for the 2008-2009 academic year, and brings a wealth of experience to the post.

This change will free up Dr. Joost Pikkert who added the dean's role to many other duties, and Taylor president Dr. David Williams publicly thanked Dr. Pikkert for his outstanding work over the past two years.

Originally from the Edmonton area (Leduc), Dr. Ohlmann has invested his entire adult life in theological education. He has earned degrees from U of A, NABS, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Theological Union Seminary. He spent 20 years at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and 12 years as Vice-President/Academic Dean at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer). He also continues to serve as Special Advisor for Planning and Accreditation for the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.

Bridge2010 Spring smTaylor Seminary student Aaron Au, who is a highly accomplished violinist, joined the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on stage at Carnegie Hall for a performance on May 8, 2012. Playing in this storied venue is a great honour for any musician, and we celebrate this special moment with him.

Aaron, who is in our MDiv program, formerly played with the Edmonton Symphony (see The Bridge, Spring 2010). Besides his studies with us, Aaron is also a violin instructor at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor.

The New York concert also involved another Taylor student, Kathy Brown, works for the ESO and was asked to accompany the orchestra to New York to help make this event happen. (The featured trumpet soloist, Jens Lindemann, grew up at Central Baptist in Edmonton, as well, and is known to many friends and alumni of Taylor.)

The Spring Into Music Festival in New York was a big deal for the city of Edmonton, and we are thrilled to enjoy a Taylor connection to this event. You can listen to a recording of the ESO performance at the following link:!/programs/live-broadcasts/2012/may/08/

scholarshipconcert2012Celebrate another successful year at the Taylor Conservatory!

Our instructors have chosen a selection of students (based upon factors of improvement and talent) as our scholarship winners for 2011-12, and these students are the featured performers in our year-end recital. Each performer will be recognized with a certificate and a cash award.

There is no fee to attend and everyone is welcome. Join us, and celebrate student achievement!

Friday, June 15, 7:00 PM
Stencel Hall (Taylor) | Free to Attend




Operating out of Muller Hall on the Taylor Campus, the Conservatory of Music offers outstanding music instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. Nearly all faculty have at least a Masters degree (some have doctorates), and all are very experienced and well-respected as instructors and as performers.

Approximately 150 students are currently enrolled in music lessons through the conservatory. You can learn more at

Dr. Randal Rauser is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, AB.We are pleased to announce that Dr. Randal Rauser will be teaching TH 634 Christian Apologetics in Medicine Hat in a "hybrid format", i.e., starting and ending online with 2 weekends of classroom time, Sept. 21-22 and Oct.26-27 (Fridays 6:30pm-9:30pm and Saturdays 8:30am- 4:30pm).

TH 634 Christian Apologetics is an introduction to the rational defense of the Christian faith including both the identification of evidence or grounds for Christian belief as well as evidence against non-Christian beliefs. We will also consider the biblical ground of apologetics, different models of apologetics, and the specific apologetic challenges of modernism and postmodernism.

This is a three credit course, excellent for students working towards a degree, or anyone interested in a rigorous exploration of apologetics with a gifted, highly-qualified instructor.

To learn more, call our Admissions department at 780-431-5215, or fill out our online request for information by clicking here.