Constructing a Model of Theological Education for Contemporary China: Retrieving Insights from Jia Yuming

Abstract This article examines the model of theological education developed by Jia Yuming (1880–1964), who established a Bible school emphasizing spiritual formation Jia envisioned his school of spirituality as a place that holistically cultivated holy persons by integrating spiritual..... read more

Theological Education and Leadership Integrity: A Response to Leadership Challenges in Africa

Abstract Africa needs leaders with integrity to overcome the numerous challenges that its nations and churches face Unfortunately, many leaders both in politics and in the Church do not serve with integrity This article defines Christian leadership with integrity Next, it demonstrates the need..... read more

The Church’s Leader Training Challenge: More than One Way to Address the Need

Based on the “Diversity of Theo Ed Prog in MW Theo Sem” Survey – Overseas Council, 2019 Abstract This article explores the results of a recent survey of 130 theological seminaries in the Majority World that are related to Overseas Council The results point to a diversity of programs,..... read more

Book Review: Challenging Tradition

Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Education, eds Perry Shaw and Havilah Dharamraj Carlisle, UK: Langham Global Library, 2018 Summary Challenging Tradition, this book’s title, indicates that this is not another traditional resource on theological education (TE)..... read more

Book Review: Asian Christian Theology

Asian Christian Theology: Evangelical Perspectives, eds Timotheo D Gener and Stephen T Pardue Carlisle, UK: Langham Global Library, 2019   Asian Christian Theology (ACT) seeks to “approach Christian theology that is biblically rooted, historically aware, contextually engaged, and broadly..... 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