March 2013

3 “What If” Questions

What if seminaries took full advantage of a student’s current ministry? While many seminaries try to “integrate theory and practice” in their classrooms, in my experience those efforts still result in talking about something versus doing it. As seminaries, we relegate the “ministry practice” requirements of a degree to “field education,” “internship,” and “mentored ministry”…

2013 Advancement Peer Study

Once again, Gary Hoag and I teamed up to create a presentation for the 2013 Advancement Peer Study. The study was commissioned by Jay Mansur at Asbury Theological Seminary. Gary gathers the data and writes a report. Then, he and I collaborate on the creation of a presentation of the data. The collaboration process is…

Use Your List of Peers

A well-researched list of peer schools can serve an institution well. This is the second of two articles in which we talk about how to create a list of peer schools and then how to use that list effectively. In my last post I mentioned two specific reports ATS member schools receive each year. They…

A Kingdom Partnership Model

At the 2013 ATS CAOS conference, Karen Walker Freeburg, Dean of Academic Programs at Northern Seminary, and I did a presentation related to the partnership model of theological education we have pioneered at Northern Seminary. The slides from that presentation are below. Date first Presented: March 22, 2013 Event: 2013 ATS CAOS Conference