Why Contextual Theology Matters for the Church

Biblical Basis of Contextual Theology He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him He..... read more

Faculty Research in Asian Seminaries

Abstract: Asian seminaries lag behind their western colleagues in scholarly output through research, writing, and publication This article explores multiple factors that contribute to the challenge of developing a research culture among Asian seminaries, including the mission,..... read more

International Partnerships from a U.S. Perspective

Abstract: The number of collaborations between US and international theological institutions may double in the next few years Two Association of Theological Schools peer groups have recently completed a dialogue concerning global partnership practices Their suggestions to the Association..... read more

Book Review: Taking Up the Mantle: Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 20th Century

In Taking Up the Mantle, J Daniel Salinas weaves together complex threads of a Latin American Evangelicalism that has roots in religious divisions in Europe in the 17th century, reached Latin America in the missionary movements of the 19th century, and remains somewhat fragmented today..... read more

Reseña bibliográfica: Taking Up the Mantle: Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 20th Century

En Taking up the Mantle, Daniel Salinas teje la complejidad de los hilos de la fe evangélica en Latinoamérica Los hilos divididós en Europa en el siglo XVII, llegaron a América Latina en los movimientos misioneros del siglo XIX y permanecen divididos hasta hoy día A pesar de que existen..... read more

Taking Action in a Context of Fragility and Volatility

Ministry in a Context of Fragility and Volatility Nearly two years ago, I sat around a table with several seminary presidents from around the world The countries they represented were facing intense sociopolitical turmoil: one had recently emerged from a decades-long civil war; two were..... read more

InResponse: Vision and Leadership: Vital to Sustaining the Faith in Sub-Saharan Africa

In his article, “Sustaining What Matters,” Jason Ferenczi presents a multifaceted understanding of the sustainability of theological institutions Theological schools play a critical role in ensuring the future of Christianity, particularly in my own context of Africa As President of the..... read more

Theological Education in Africa: Business or Mission?

Abstract: Financial viability remains one of the greatest challenges facing schools of theology To succeed, schools in Africa need to better understand the business of theological education in order to better accomplish their mission To do so, schools must better understand the true costs of..... read more

Christian Reflective Practice: Prayer as a Tool for Reflection and Application in Theological Education

Abstract: Reflection and application are integral for deep learning and for bridging the theory-practice gap, especially in Christian formation A survey of the literature in both general education and Christian education deepens the theoretical understanding of the impact of reflection and..... read more

Theological Education in the Western Hemisphere: Select Histories and Current Trends – A Review Essay

Theological education in North America particularly, but also across the EuroAmerican West more generally, is undergoing sea changes This review attends to some of the developments, focusing specifically on four recent books published by Wipf and Stock1 Consideration of these volumes will help..... read more