Defining Prophetic Voice as a Calling for the Theological School

Abstract Although they often practice theological research and reflection, many theological schools have not developed a prophetic voice – a sense of missional calling that addresses specific problems facing the Church and society As an act of stewardship, the institution can develop this..... read more

Grassroots Theological Education

Abstract Grassroots theological education should be viewed as an intrinsic part of theological education It is part of a three-fold model of theological engagement: grassroots, ministerial, and academic All three types of learning operate on the same continuum, yet each has a distinct purpose,..... read more

Finishing Well: A Reflection on Leadership Transition

Not all leaders get to choose the time at which they will away step from their responsibilities, and not all transitions at South Asian Institute for Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore, India, have gone well However, after twenty-four years of involvement at SAIACS, the last ten..... read more

Matrices for Understanding Pastoral Leadership and Implications for the Global Landscape of Theological Education

Abstract Measurements of pastoral training would be of immense value to the Global Church This paper attempts to create matrices that allow trainers to measure pastors’ needs for training based on their past leadership experience and context The proposed matrices identify various stages in a..... read more

A Philippine Reflection: Asian Theological Seminary and Two New Programs

Abstract Two key strategic priorities – vocation formation among the diaspora and communal spiritual formation – emerged from consultations with global partners and the Vital SustainAbility Initiative These two priorities are translated into new programs fulfilling the seminary’s mission..... read more

Theological Perspectives on the Theological Education of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Abstract This paper discusses the importance not only of including women in theological education in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, but also of encouraging them to follow God’s call regardless of patriarchal contexts It highlights the need for Arab women to be Biblically and..... read more

So Much Depends on Mission

William Carlos Williams penned the famous poem about a wheelbarrow and some chickens: so much depends uponthe red wheelbarrowglazed with rainwaterbeside the white chickens With irregular breaks and a disregard for grammatical convention, these words paint a vivid picture that has stumped..... read more

In Pursuit of Sustainability: Strategy & Planning for Theological Education

Philip Melanchthon, the essential yin to Martin Luther’s yang, led reformation of Lutheran education The times demanded new educational materials and forms, and consumed much of his attention from his inaugural lecture at Wittenberg in August 1518 until his death in April 1560 Melanchthon’s..... read more

Faculty as Institutional Citizens: An Invisible but Essential Aspect of Vital Sustainability

In their study entitled The Impact of New Public Management on Academic Citizenship: A Case Study of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sharareh Ani and Lina Persson state that “[a]cademic citizenship is a relatively new theory that has not yet been studied..... read more

The Relevance of Systems in the Administration of Theological Schools

Schools need systems to function, but not all institutions have had an opportunity to develop them in ways that serve the mission of the school The following summarizes three primary systems required for effective administration as well as links and suggestions for free or low cost, readily..... read more