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

Context, Ideas, Dialogue – Shaping Theological Education

The InSights Journal exists because theological education plays a critical role in the growth and maturation of the global church Theological schools provide the training ground for Christian leaders serving in the Church and society, as well bear a responsibility to think theologically and..... read more

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