The Ministry of Soft Things and the Need for Rigorous Seminaries

I read with interest Mark Oppenheimer’s latest New York Times piece on American seminary education. Oppenheimer just profiled Claremont Lincoln University, an institution that offers a basically religion-free curriculum: Most of its 70 students do not plan to be members of the clergy, and while the university offers classes called “Mindfulness,” “Collaboration” and “Dialogue,” it has none [Read More…]

TEDS PhD Graduation 2011: Why The Labor & Pain of Seminary Is Abundantly Worth It

Casey Lewis of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas just wrote a nice post reflecting on his MDiv experience (HT: TGC).  It’s worth checking out.  Here’s a snippet from his comments on plugging in at church: Don’t coast through your seminary career thinking you will minister when you take on your first church. [Read More…]

Kenneth Kantzer of TEDS Predicted Inerrancy, Evolution Crises in 1987

A little while back I mentioned Kenneth Kantzer, founding dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  In the course of my research on Kantzer and his fellow neo-evangelicals, I came across this documentary fragment that will be of interest to many who are following current evangelical battles over inerrancy, theistic evolution, and the historicity of persons [Read More…]