Book Review: Deininger, F. and Equizabal, O., Editors (2013). Leadership in Theological Education, Vol. 1: Foundations for Academic Leadership.

The first volume on Leadership in Theological Education series focuses on the role of the Academic Dean in the life of the seminary including sections on the foundations of theological leadership, the responsibilities and characteristics of academic leadership, and the general leadership practices..... 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

Re-Landing Theological Education

Abstract: Theological education must continue to adapt to changing ministry needs Adaptation may require transplanting theological education from its traditional location within the humanities and “re-landing” it among the professional studies Such a move could lead to greater emphases on..... read more

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