Reverse Innovation: A Response

Progress in theological education does not always begin with copying a model from somewhere else Instead, “progress may require listening more carefully to the market and developing an entirely different approach in response to emerging needs” (Hunter 2016, 11) What eventually led to the Congo..... read more

Inverser l’Innovation: Une Réponse

Le progrès dans la formation théologique n’est pas toujours résultat de l’émulation d’un modèle préexistant Par contre, «le progrès peut requérir de prêter une oreille attentive à la demande sur le marché (dans la société) en vue de développer une approche totalement..... read more

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