This news has been publicized already, but I want to highlight it here, as well. Earlier this month, Seminari Alkitab Asia Tenggara (SAAT) and Trinity signed an MOU (a Memorandum of Understanding), making official the close relationship between the two institutions.
SAAT president, Martus Maleachi, visited Trinity on May 3, and he and Trinity president, Kurt Dykstra, signed the agreement. The link to Trinity’s announcement of the MOU signing can be found here. In addition to Presidents Maleachi and Dykstra, special thanks goes to Dr. Yudha Thianto, professor of theology at Trinity, who has both encouraged and facilitated the close relationship between SAAT and Trinity.
What the MOU does is give official status to SAAT and Trinity’s partnership, acting in a sense a “sister institution” agreement.
SAAT has already welcomed over the years several Trinity faculty as visiting professors: Dr. Yudha Thianto (theology), Dr. Aron Reppmann (philosophy), and myself (church music). The MOU will help facilitate such visits and will also open up new possibilities for shared work between the two schools. It will be exciting to see how this partnership unfolds in the coming years.