I‘ve often commented how much I think theological education needs to change. For instance, I’m not interested in moving from my home to join the faculty of a residential seminary. I’d rather have the students come to me. That’s not just because it’s convenient for me (which it is), but also because I have a lot more to teach about here, where I’m rooted, than in a classroom.
The D.Min. cohort I’m teaching for Fuller Seminary will meet here in Minnesota at least once during our three-year journey. But even before that, a cohort from the Masters in Missional Leadership Program at Rochester College is coming here in August. Those ten students will have the opportunity to attend Solomon’s Porch on Sunday evening, meet with SP personnel and other Twin Cities pastors on Monday and Tuesday, and spend Wednesday through Friday in the north woods at my family cabin. None of that would be possible in a classroom.
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