Some of the Claremont School of Theology faculty made excellent contributions to the Patheos online symposium, “Does Seminary Have a Future?.” This is an important topic for all seminaries to consider, and it has been an especially urgent one for CST as we recently launched Claremont Lincoln University in partnership with other religious educators. We believe that such inter-religious models of seminary education are the future of seminaries. Yet there are still many conversations that need to take place about seminaries – including such topics as the costs of education, integrating new technology into the classroom, and responding to the rapidly changing landscape of religion and spirituality in America and around the world. See the posts below for more:
- Monica Coleman’s “Seminary Education for People Like Me”
- Philip Clayton’s “An Emergent Seminary for an Emerging Church”
- Also, take a look at PhD student Tripp Fuller’s very relevant post on this topic (which was not part of the symposium), “Seminary or Cemetery?: How Theological Educators Can Assist Their Students”
- You can see other contributions to the Patheos Symposium here.