January 2016

How much debt is too much debt?

Often times, the challenges we face and the opportunities they create are multifaceted. The fact that large numbers of seminarians are taking significant amounts of educational debt with them when they graduate is no exception. In a recent research project that was part of the Lilly Endowment’s Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers initiative, Dr. Harriet…

Why do we care?

Over the past three weeks, we have gently waded into a conversation about operational models and educational debt in seminaries within the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). We began with a broad overview of our research project that looked at operational models and educational debt in ATS seminaries. Next we talked about the three-sided challenge…