During the first decades of the 21st century, two (apparently independent) schools of thought on seminary formation gained steam The first school centered on holistic formation, on training the student as a whole person, as opposed to replicating traditional program designs that tacitly treated..... read more

Holistic Formation in MW Theological Schools

Formation is the main activity of any seminary or theological school Traditionally, seminaries have been spaces designated by churches for the training – formation – of their leaders, mainly pastors and missionaries More recently, this audience has expanded to include others involved in the..... read more

Holistic Formation at Asian Theological Seminary

Introduction  Asian Theological Seminary (ATS) defines formation as a process to train Christian workers for specific vocations These workers will not just serve the church in the narrow sense; they will “serve in some capacity in the ministry of the Church, whether in the local church,..... read more

Holistic Formation in Context: Considerations from a Middle Eastern Evangelical Seminary

Abstract  Recent literature on formation in theological education points to the need to consider Majority World approaches to holistic formation This article reports on how formation is defined, pursued, and assessed at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon ABTS has had..... read more

Holistic Formation in Africa During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Experiences from the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture 

Abstract  The Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture (ACI) (Ghana) is committed to “training Christian workers and leaders for effective mission in the African Context”, ACI trains both clergy and lay people from different denominations and diverse educational..... read more

Forming the Faithful: A Vision for Holistic Formation in Theological Education

Introduction  “Christians are made and not born,” says Tertullian, a prominent early church theologian In Gen 2:16-17, God gives humans a framework through which they may make choices for a flourishing life This freedom of choosing life and death is the biblical basis for formation..... read more

Seminario Bíblico de Colombia: Practicas de Formación Holística 

Resumen  Este artículo aborda algunas de las prácticas del Seminario Bíblico de Colombia (FUSBC) con relación a la formación integral, con especial atención al impacto de la pandemia en estas prácticas Presenta una breve reseña histórica, describe el enfoque de FUSBC para la..... read more

Biblical Seminary of Colombia: Practices for Holistic Formation 

Abstract  This article addresses some of the practices of the Biblical Seminary of Colombia (FUSBC) in relation to holistic formation, with special attention to the pandemic’s impact on these practices It presents a brief historical overview, describes FUSBC’s approach to holistic..... read more

Theological Education in Wartime: Ukrainian Evangelical Seminaries as Communities of Compassion, Reflection, and Hope

Author’s Note: This article is based on my presentation at the 2023 CEEAMS conference: https://ceeamsorg/upcoming-conferences/ceeams-annual-conference-2023/ On the morning of February 24, 2022, the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces upended the entire nation Of course, Ukrainian..... read more

Read the InSights Journal Vol. 8, No. 1 as a Digitial Flipbook

Experience InsightsJournal as a digital flipbook with a full-screen option, page-turning effects, and easy zoom..... read more