Ted Ward: A Global Legacy

In January 2016, Dr Ted W Ward entered eternal rest He is internationally recognized for his enduring contribution to educational studies and Christian education as Professor of Education at Michigan State University, and as Professor of Christian Education and the founder of research doctoral..... read more

A Legacy that Speaks Today

African cultures value the lasting memories of those who have passed on as evidenced by John Mbiti’s famous documentation of the African philosophy of “the living dead,” which immortalizes the legacy of ancestors The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews provides a striking analogy that..... read more

An Indelible Mark

My first encounter with Dr Ward was in 1995 at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL I had been accepted into the doctoral program in Educational Studies and Dr Ward was a major reason why I decided on this program I first heard about Ted from Dr Jim Pluddeman, my academic adviser..... read more

The Gift of Listening

We praise God for the life of Ted Ward We first met him in the early 1990s when Bulus was studying at TEDS We reconnected a decade later when Rose came back to earn her PhD at TEDS We consider ourselves Ted’s “academic grandchildren” We were both students of Victor Cole at Jos ECWA..... read more

A Friend with a Global Perspective

“Ho, Ho, Ho! You must be wishing that you could be back home in Singapore,” said a smiling Ted Ward to me on a cold winter morning in Deerfield, Illinois He was holding a mug with steaming brewed coffee in one hand and a briefcase in the other He was walking toward his office on the campus of..... read more

Forming the Practice of Theological Education

As a teacher, Ted Ward valued and practiced holistic inquiry into truth, learning in community, and responsible service (not just knowledge for knowledge’s sake) He was one of the chief influences on my life A Different View of Education: I will not forget my first seminar as a new doctoral..... read more

Book Review: Ferenczi, Jason. Serving Communities: Governance and the Potential of Theological Schools.

I have been serving for more than a decade as the President of a theological school in the Majority World: Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon Questions of contextual relevance have been at the forefront of our thinking for many years As our context changes rapidly, we have been..... read more

The Purpose of the Journal: For Such a Time as This

“For such a time as this” When asked why we would start a new journal at this time, the answer may be found in Mordecai’s words to Esther: we hope that the Journal may, in fact, be just the right resource “for such a time as this” The church has overused these words, sometimes..... read more

Research-Based Curriculum Review: Learning from the Africa Leadership Study

Introduction Leadership development is a buzzword found in the vision and mission statements of many evangelical theological institutions in Africa The irony, however, is that the more theological institutions claim to be developing transformational leaders for the African church, the more..... read more

On the Economics of Theological Education

Leaders rightly focus considerable energy upon the financial stability of their institutions According to a 2013 survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education and Maguire Associates, fundraising and balancing budgets occupy the greatest amount of time in the daily schedules of University..... read more