system-of-theological-education

From Chronos to Kairos

There are two words for time in Greek. The first, chronos, refers to chronological time – seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, etc. The second, kairos, refers to a specific moment in time or a specific time in which an activity or incident occurs. For many years, the primary method of theological education has been…

Moving Beyond Product Innovation: How Integrated Innovation Builds Institutional Strength

When we talk about innovation in theological education, the conversation seems to hover around the topic of developing new academic programs, different degrees, or new content delivery methods. Henson will discuss opportunities to innovate in ways that can bring dramatic shifts and improvements to theological education as well as changing operational dynamics for individual schools….

Our Because is Broken

The primary “competition” for seminaries is simply the decision not to go to seminary. Most data shows that seminaries don’t compete too much with each other. Rather, our primary competition is the option of not going to seminary. I think it is a result of the fact that our “because” is broken. Let’s look at…

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”…