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Reflections on Summer Summit

Below is a reflection on the 2016 Summer Summit by Sean Witty, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Newton Centre.  View original post here. I sat in on the recent Reimagining Theological Education: Online Conference (June 28, 2016). To those close to it, the need to rethink the training of religious leaders is obvious. What is…

RTE Working Group Update

Around the country one finds a vast variety of new forms of education and training for faith-based ministry. Some are highly specific to local contexts, and some are generalizable; some represent complete independent programs, and some are steps toward an accredited seminary degree. We believe that these diverse training/teaching organizations need some acknowledgment of the…

The Praxis Model

Authored by Kelly Lamon In seminary cafeterias across the country, students are having the same type of conversation over lunch. “When am I actually going to use my understanding of… conciliar magisterium… oikonomia… Arminianism… docetism… atonement theology… etc., etc., etc. How much of this actually matters to my future work?” The cry for relevancy is an…

Rebooting Theological Education

You can also view this post on Huffington Post. Theological education is in crisis. By itself, that’s not new news. What’s newsworthy is some new work on the problems that’s now coming up with solutions – real, viable solutions. Tinkering with the old structures isn’t enough anymore. Admittedly, such analyses are few and far between.…

Pacific School of Religion

Pacific School of Religion prepares theologically and spiritually rooted leaders for social transformation. PSR envisions theological education as a radically inclusive community. Our two centers, Ignite Institute @ PSR and Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, share an expansive, hopeful message of spiritual and social transformation. New programs like our Master of…

The Center for Faith & Service

Wayne Meisel is the Director of the Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. The Center develops programs through partnerships with local congregations and national church offices for a generation defined by their commitment to service and justice. The Center also seeks to renew theological education through collective efforts to…

New Curriculum at St. Paul

St. Paul School of Theology has a new curriculum organized around four main themes: 1. Spiritual Formation 2. Interpreting the Faith 3. Growing in Communion 4. Serving the World The new curriculum began Fall 2014. For more details about the curriculum, please click here. Saint Paul School of Theology, with campuses in the Greater Kansas City and…

Alt. Seminary – Wrestling with the Word

Wrestling With the Bible The Battle for the Bible—what it means, and how we interpret and apply it to our lives and our world—has been waged for at least 2,000 years. History is replete with the casualties of that battle. The Scriptures have served as propagandistic fodder for slavery, subjugation of women, even ethnic cleansing.…

Farminary at PTS

The Farminary Project at Princeton Seminary integrates theological education with small-scale sustainable agriculture in the conviction that the skills and character vital to faithful Christian leadership must be formed in direct relationship with God’s good creation.  Located at the seminary’s 21-acre farm, this project is a garden of innovation and an incubator for leadership. To learn more about…

Central Baptist in Tennessee

Central Baptist Theological Seminary’s mission is to prepare women and men for seeking God, shaping church and serving humanity. Central provides space for theological reflection for both degree-seeking students, as well as lifelong learners. Central began offering courses in Tennessee in 2006. In 2013, Central Tennessee moved its location from First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro…