Financial Information for Decision-Making in Majority World Seminaries

Introduction During the COVID-19 pandemic, a seminary in Brazil decided to offer online courses, just like many other seminaries in the Majority World They made the decision quickly because of the need to continue to offer classes during lockdown Unusually, the school did not have a preexisting..... read more

Continuing On After the Hurricane

For many of us, time seems to have stopped since the term “COVID-19” entered the global lexicon Yet, in theological education, things have also sped up, as many leaders find themselves busier than ever – meeting immediate needs in the community, shifting to virtual learning, scrambling to..... read more

Addressing Social and Theological Challenges Faced by the Ukrainian Evangelical Church during the Current Geopolitical Conflict: A Perspective from UETS

Abstract Since 2013, Ukraine’s political unrest and ongoing military conflict have presented unique challenges to the country’s evangelical churches and seminaries This essay presents suggestions for the Church – and especially the seminary – in the midst of these ongoing crises First,..... read more

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Moving from Desperation to Hope in Theological Education

“We live in an unprecedented time” Those words, alongside adjectives like “strange,” “unique,” and “challenging,” have been repeated frequently since the term “novel coronavirus” entered the collective lexicon In the last 50 years, perhaps no other event has impacted so much of..... read more

Leaders Who Look for More: Barriers and Supports to Majority World Leaders’ Successful Advanced Theological Training

Abstract Majority World leaders seeking advanced theological education face daunting barriers We who teach must understand the dynamics that shape who will pursue, persevere at, and fruitfully apply that investment Among other challenges, leaders seeking fresh skills and perspectives confront..... read more

The Impact of COVID-19 on Seminaries in Northern Nigeria

Directive to Close Schools The first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria was announced on February 29, 2020 On March 19, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Education closed schools As of August 5, 2020, Nigerian schools are still closed, with the exception of students taking final year examinations Now,..... read more

When Disaster Strikes: Processing the Pandemic’s Psychological Impact

When the Philippine government announced a comprehensive lockdown in metro Manila on March 16, including the cancellation of classes at all levels, Asian Theological Seminary (ATS) immediately shifted to online learning Since ATS has been doing hybrid learning for some time, we thought that the..... read more

The Other Side of COVID-19: Learning Lessons from the Pandemic at Shalom Bible Seminary

The Shocks The COVID-19 pandemic hit India near the end of our academic session India’s sudden lockdown struck Shalom Bible Seminary like a lightning bolt: With few hours to spare, we sent our students scrambling for state and international borders that were soon to close After great..... read more

Intersections of Theology and Other Disciplines in the Face of COVID-19: Reappraising the Theological Education Curricula for the Enhancement of Holistic Training

As the pandemic hit, the world focused on disruptions to healthcare, supply chains, and economics Cultural disruptions have not received as much attention During the pandemic, cultures dear to us have been dramatically altered In eastern sub-Saharan Africa, my own context, the concept of ubuntu..... read more