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

Theological Education: A Delicate Enterprise

Introduction Economics are always a problem for theological schools in the Majority World due to various historical, cultural, and structural issues In addition, factors such as lack of resources, little financial support from churches, and enrollment of mostly poor students make the management..... read more

Book Review: González, Justo L. The History of Theological Education

If we imagine the great Church Fathers and ancient theologians graduating summa cum laude from the most prestigious seminaries of the ancient world, then Justo González has a surprise for us Seminaries are actually a recent development, established less than 500 years ago to prepare those called..... read more

Book Review: Shaw, Perry. Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning.

In Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning, Perry Shaw, Professor of Christian Education at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut, Lebanon, addresses problems familiar to theological educators around the world These challenges include..... read more