Introduction

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented disruption for global theological education Within a few weeks, nearly all face-to-face instruction ceased around the world Most schools scrambled to salvage the remainder of the term by moving into online learning environments They used..... read more

A Basic Checklist: Planning for the Coming Term

Educational Model for the Next Semester (or Two) Notes: For US colleges this fall, Inside Higher Education has described 15 possibilities for reopening – three main categories with variations (eg, delayed starts, hybrid approaches, etc) Resume normal teaching on campus (with enhanced..... read more

Further Questions Concerning the Pandemic’s Financial Impact

The following questions can help school leaders analyze issues related to finances as they meet with their management teams, Board, and donors  Communication During the crisis, how have you communicated with your senior leadership team, faculty, staff, and Board about the school’s..... read more

Further Questions Concerning Online Learning During and After the Pandemic

Near-term: The following questions relate primarily to the coming term as schools transition into the next phase of pandemic-inflected reality For many, this term will mean temporary approaches that enhance the initial emergency response but are not yet fully designed online programs Which..... read more

Further Questions Concerning Pastoral Care During and After the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has added considerable stress across every aspect of the theological school, including the community’s spiritual and emotional well-being As leaders, we not only provide vision and management for the institution, but we also contribute to creating an environment of care for..... read more

Links for Further Reading

Spring/Summer 2020 Situation “Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Moving from Desperation to Hope in Theological Education” outlines the current state of theological education in the midst of the crisis, with special attention to schools located in the Majority World It also points to..... 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

La prédication bouddhiste dans le Theravada Sri Lanka contemporain: Leçons pour l’Église

Introduction Au Sri Lanka, la prédication bouddhiste envahit l'air tout au long de la journée dans les salles de prédication, les cérémonies publiques, à la télévision et même à la radio dans les taxis Depuis deux mille ans, la prédication a formé non seulement les fidèles du..... read more

Atteindre la pérennité: Stratégie et planification de la formation théologique

Philippe Mélanchthon, le yin essentiel du yang de Martin Luther, a mené la réforme de l'éducation luthérienne L'époque exigeait de nouveaux matériels et de nouvelles formes d'éducation, et ce qui absorba une grande partie de son attention depuis sa conférence inaugurale à Wittenberg en..... read more

Tant de choses reposent sur la mission

William Carlos Williams a écrit le célèbre poème intitulé “Une brouette et des poulets” Tant de choses dépendent de la brouette rouge vernie de pluie, à côté des poules blanches Avec des pauses irrégulières et un mépris des règles grammaticales, ces mots illustrent..... read more