Hanukkah Means Dedication

Holding onto Truth in an Age of Change

By Tim Hegg

I’ll be honest: there is an area of my life where I deal with an obvious duplicity. I like technology but at the same time I cling to the past. Actually, I’m talking about books. Okay, I admit it, I’m a bibliophiliac (I don’t like the destructive sound of “bookworm”). Still, I’m very taken with the new technology that lets me read books on an eReader, especially the kind that “flips the page” on the screen, just like a real book. Being able to carry thousands of books with me in a device that fits into a pocket of my briefcase is a dream come true.

At the same time, reading from a digital screen is just not the same as holding a book in my hands, thumbing through the pages, and even underlining important sentences and writing minuscule notes in the margins. Even better is to open a previously owned book and wonder whose hands and eyes graced its pages before me. In that regard, there is something especially meaningful when I open a book that belonged to my Dad—to see his underlinings and notes, and to realize that I am engaged in the same pursuit of truth as he was.


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Tim Hegg

President / Instructor

Tim graduated from Cedarville University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Bible, with a minor in Philosophy. He entered Northwest Baptist Seminary (Tacoma, WA) in 1973, completing his M.Div. (summa cum laude) in 1976. He completed his Th.M. (summa cum laude) in 1978, also from NWBS. His Master’s Thesis was titled: “The Abrahamic Covenant and the Covenant of Grant in the Ancient Near East”. Tim taught Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Exegesis for three years as an adjunct faculty member at Corban University School of Ministry when the school was located in Tacoma. Corban University School of Ministry is now in Salem, OR. Tim is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, and has contributed papers at the annual meetings of both societies. Since 1990, Tim has served as one of the Overseers at Beit Hallel in Tacoma, WA. He and his wife, Paulette, have four children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.