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Commencement at Northeastern Seminary

Commencement Video

Today's Graduates join over 600 Northeastern Seminary alumni ministering around the nation and world. Representing over 30 different Christian faith traditions they share in the mission of God through innovative approaches to ministry, engagement of their cultural context, perseverance in the face of challenges, excellence in biblical preaching and worship, and transformation of self and others through spiritual formation. Since opening its doors in 1998, the Seminary has continued to grow in prominence as an independent, multi-denominational seminary and as a significant resource for the Church community in upstate New York.

Below is the live stream video of the 2024 commencement ceremony. Recent graduates can find photos from the day here. 

The Alumni page of the Northeastern Seminary website  has a space for you to order transcripts, sign up to be a volunteer, become a member of the Northeastern Circle, and more.


Keynote Speaker

A photo of Richard Middleton

Dr. J. Richard Middleton

Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis

Dr. Middleton holds the following degrees: Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (in a joint-degree program with the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto); M.A. in Philosophy, University of Guelph, Canada; B.Th., Jamaica Theological Seminary, Kingston, Jamaica. He has done additional graduate studies in the Old Testament at Colgate Rochester Divinity School, and in religious studies and philosophy at Syracuse University. Dr. Middleton serves as an adjunct professor of theology at Roberts Wesleyan College and an adjunct professor of Old Testament at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Kingston, Jamaica. He is past president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (2011-2014).

Dr. Middleton is the author of Abraham’s Silence: The Binding of Isaac, the Suffering of Job, and How to Talk Back to God (Baker Academic, 2021), A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (Baker Academic, 2014) and The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 (Brazos, 2005).

He co-authored (with Brian Walsh) The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View (IVP Academic, 1984) and Truth is Stranger than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age (IVP Academic, 1995), and has co-edited (with Garnett Roper) A Kairos Moment for Caribbean Theology: Ecumenical Voices in Dialogue (Pickwick, 2013). Dr. Middleton is widely published in religious periodicals and journals. His current research includes Old Testament theology; the doctrine of creation; lament prayer and the problem of suffering; the dynamics of human and divine power in the books of Genesis, Samuel, and Job; and the relationship of biblical faith to contemporary science. His books have been published in Korean, French, Indonesian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Dr. Middleton giving a lecture on a tour of Israel with Northeastern Seminary faculty, staff, and students in 2022.

We are proud of each graduate!

Watch the video below for a message from the faculty and staff of Northeastern Seminary.