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

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

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

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

A Friend with a Global Perspective

“Ho, Ho, Ho! You must be wishing that you could be back home in Singapore,” said a smiling Ted Ward to me on a cold winter morning in Deerfield, Illinois He was holding a mug with steaming brewed coffee in one hand and a briefcase in the other He was walking toward his office on the campus of..... read more

Forming the Practice of Theological Education

As a teacher, Ted Ward valued and practiced holistic inquiry into truth, learning in community, and responsible service (not just knowledge for knowledge’s sake) He was one of the chief influences on my life A Different View of Education: I will not forget my first seminar as a new doctoral..... read more