Ken Schenck on the Future of Seminary Education

The ideological challenge for seminaries is America’s move toward a post-Christian society. Whether one agrees with their thinking or not, evangelical seminaries remain in demand because their students sense something living there, something that might make a difference. The question is whether these answers have staying power. What institutions will future ministers perceive to be able to best address the issues that our culture is raising? [Read more…]

Occupying America

What is your one-sentence summation of the sentiments of the Occupy Wall Street movement? Write it up and send it to everybody on your email lists! Or copy mine and do the same. It’s up to us to re-frame the political discourse in this country. Our politicians aren’t going to do it for us. [Read more…]

Does Seminary Have a Future?

What challenges do seminaries face in the coming years? How are they—and the churches and communities that are the focus of their mission—preparing for those challenges? What signs of transformation can we see as we survey the horizon of theological education? What will seminary look like 10 years from now, and what purposes will it serve? Join Patheos this month and next for a special series spotlighting perspectives from more than 25 thought leaders on the future of seminary education in America. [Read more…]