In Pursuit of Sustainability: Strategy & Planning for Theological Education

Philip Melanchthon, the essential yin to Martin Luther’s yang, led reformation of Lutheran education The times demanded new educational materials and forms, and consumed much of his attention from his inaugural lecture at Wittenberg in August 1518 until his death in April 1560 Melanchthon’s..... read more

Faculty as Institutional Citizens: An Invisible but Essential Aspect of Vital Sustainability

In their study entitled The Impact of New Public Management on Academic Citizenship: A Case Study of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sharareh Ani and Lina Persson state that “[a]cademic citizenship is a relatively new theory that has not yet been studied..... 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

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

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

Olive Oil, Theological Education, and Economics

Our town in Italy is famous for the flavor and quality of its olive oil A neighbor has 3,000 mature trees, well-spaced and perfectly pruned, located on a hillside with ample sun exposure He is experienced and competent, and his family has been producing oil for generations Yet he loses an average..... read more

Third Stream Income: The Case of the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology

The Challenge When the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST) was established in 1997 as the first and only graduate theological institution in the Horn of Africa, the founders did not plan for it to have its own campus, faculty, and full-time staff The plan was for all teaching..... read more