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

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