So Much Depends on Mission

William Carlos Williams penned the famous poem about a wheelbarrow and some chickens: so much depends uponthe red wheelbarrowglazed with rainwaterbeside the white chickens With irregular breaks and a disregard for grammatical convention, these words paint a vivid picture that has stumped..... read more

Faculty Development in Service to the Mission of the School

For greatest impact, each theological school must discern and articulate its unique mission within the broader purpose of theological education in service to the Church and the Kingdom of God This mission then guides the strategy of the school, for which the faculty is perhaps the most essential..... read more

On the Shoulders of Giants: Traditioned Innovation and Leading Change

Leaders of theological schools in the Majority World stand on a rich heritage The growth of theological education has followed the growth of the church, albeit more slowly In most places, schools have benefi tted from the investment of missionaries and the legacy of Western higher education..... read more

Becoming More Truly Christ’s Followers and More Truly South Asian

“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are” Jose Ortega y Gasset A welter of challenges faces the church in South Asia Some are daunting, but each is an opportunity the Christian community can engage and use The key challenge concerns identity Over the last..... read more

Why Contextual Theology Matters for the Church

Biblical Basis of Contextual Theology He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him He..... read more

Faculty Research in Asian Seminaries

Abstract: Asian seminaries lag behind their western colleagues in scholarly output through research, writing, and publication This article explores multiple factors that contribute to the challenge of developing a research culture among Asian seminaries, including the mission,..... read more

International Partnerships from a U.S. Perspective

Abstract: The number of collaborations between US and international theological institutions may double in the next few years Two Association of Theological Schools peer groups have recently completed a dialogue concerning global partnership practices Their suggestions to the Association..... read more

Book Review: Taking Up the Mantle: Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 20th Century

In Taking Up the Mantle, J Daniel Salinas weaves together complex threads of a Latin American Evangelicalism that has roots in religious divisions in Europe in the 17th century, reached Latin America in the missionary movements of the 19th century, and remains somewhat fragmented today..... read more

Reseña bibliográfica: Taking Up the Mantle: Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 20th Century

En Taking up the Mantle, Daniel Salinas teje la complejidad de los hilos de la fe evangélica en Latinoamérica Los hilos divididós en Europa en el siglo XVII, llegaron a América Latina en los movimientos misioneros del siglo XIX y permanecen divididos hasta hoy día A pesar de que existen..... read more

Taking Action in a Context of Fragility and Volatility

Ministry in a Context of Fragility and Volatility Nearly two years ago, I sat around a table with several seminary presidents from around the world The countries they represented were facing intense sociopolitical turmoil: one had recently emerged from a decades-long civil war; two were..... read more