Re-Landing Theological Education

Abstract: Theological education must continue to adapt to changing ministry needs Adaptation may require transplanting theological education from its traditional location within the humanities and “re-landing” it among the professional studies Such a move could lead to greater emphases on..... read more

Re-Landing Theological Education – Una respuesta

Abstract: Shaw propone un útil replanteamiento del acercamiento predominante a la educación teológica, argumentando que el liderazgo cristiano requiere una interacción más amplia con diciplinas académicas Sin embargo, hay que ser cautelosos Una interacción acrítica solo repetirá los..... read more

Re-Landing Theological Education – A Response

Abstract: Shaw proposes a helpful reframing of the predominant approach to theological education, arguing that Christian leadership requires a broader engagement of academic disciplines However, caution is warranted Uncritical engagement will only repeat the mistakes of previous generations Yet,..... read more

Re-Viewing Social Presence in Light of Jesus’ Friendship with Implications for Online Theological Education

Abstract: Gener presents Christian friendship as a biblical and theological model for increasing social presence in online theological education As more schools adopt technologically mediated distributed education, a concern for the academic and spiritual formation of students arises Gener argues..... read more

Sustaining What Matters in Theological Education

Abstract: A multifaceted understanding of sustainability is critical as Majority World theological schools face significant changes and pressures Institutional sustainability entails three essential components: a viable business plan, the ability to adapt meaningfully to evolving contexts, and the..... read more

Reverse Innovation: In Search of Better Solutions than Best Practices

Necessity drives innovation As the needs of the Church continue to change, as new theological questions emerge in new contexts, and as pressures increase on traditional delivery systems that have developed over hundreds of years, theological education is in need of innovation However, in both..... read more

InResponse: Five Loaves and Two Fish: A Response to Olive Oil, Theological Education, and Economics

One day, the disciples found themselves in a situation that would be a nightmare for any president of a theological institution They were challenged to provide food for thousands of hungry students! The disciples were troubled, knowing that vast resources would be required However, Jesus urged..... read more

Relevance and Faithfulness: Challenges in Contextualizing Theological Education

The relevance of theological curricula to specific contexts has always been a challenge In our pluralistic world where graduates minister in greatly varying contexts and cultures, theological education has to be both relevant and faithful It is no longer enough to ensure that students have..... read more

Toward Theological Integration Using Action Research: Reflections from an Arab Context

This article describes our attempt to use an abbreviated version of action research in an integrated learning module of the Theology Program at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon Practical theological and theological educators can make effective use of this social scientific..... read more

A Tectonic Shift: The Rapid Rise of PhD Programs at Evangelical Theological Schools in the Majority World

In recent years, the number of evangelical theological schools in the Majority World conferring the PhD has grown considerably This article shares results from a survey of twenty-three schools conducted as part of the Doctoral Initiative sponsored by the International Council for Evangelical..... read more