A Philippine Reflection: Asian Theological Seminary and Two New Programs

Abstract Two key strategic priorities – vocation formation among the diaspora and communal spiritual formation – emerged from consultations with global partners and the Vital SustainAbility Initiative These two priorities are translated into new programs fulfilling the seminary’s mission..... read more

Theological Perspectives on the Theological Education of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Abstract This paper discusses the importance not only of including women in theological education in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, but also of encouraging them to follow God’s call regardless of patriarchal contexts It highlights the need for Arab women to be Biblically and..... read more

Becoming More Truly Christ’s Followers and More Truly South Asian

“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are” Jose Ortega y Gasset A welter of challenges faces the church in South Asia Some are daunting, but each is an opportunity the Christian community can engage and use The key challenge concerns identity Over the last..... read more

Christian Reflective Practice: Prayer as a Tool for Reflection and Application in Theological Education

Abstract: Reflection and application are integral for deep learning and for bridging the theory-practice gap, especially in Christian formation A survey of the literature in both general education and Christian education deepens the theoretical understanding of the impact of reflection and..... 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

A Legacy that Speaks Today

African cultures value the lasting memories of those who have passed on as evidenced by John Mbiti’s famous documentation of the African philosophy of “the living dead,” which immortalizes the legacy of ancestors The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews provides a striking analogy that..... 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

The Gift of Listening

We praise God for the life of Ted Ward We first met him in the early 1990s when Bulus was studying at TEDS We reconnected a decade later when Rose came back to earn her PhD at TEDS We consider ourselves Ted’s “academic grandchildren” We were both students of Victor Cole at Jos ECWA..... read more