Ministerial training isn't what it used to be. And much of it can't afford to be the way it was. Not if the intent is to train men and women to be effective ministers in a world that is as diverse and complicated
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Baptist Foundation has named Christopher "Chris" Calmer as its new president. With a unanimous vote on Aug. 12,
(ABP) – This is third in a series of columns reflecting on a summertime trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. Last time I discussed powerful evidence that Israel remains a society traumatized by the epochal evil of the Holocaust. This week I offer impressions
(ABP) – Several months ago I half-heartedly pledged to my wife that I would read The Help when she finished the borrowed hardback from a friend who had raved about it. Then she cheated by reading several chapters aloud during a road trip. I was
By crafting contemporary hymns that bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary worship, Keith and Kristyn Getty have influenced worshippers of all ages and walks of life for more than a decade.
The term "missional" is entrenched in the vocabulary of 21st century Christianity. As congregations grope to adapt to the implications of what some call a paradigm shift, the seminaries and divinity schools to whom they traditionally turn for trained ministers have not been
Students who serve in nontraditional ministry settings—whether a postmodern congregation, a cowboy church or something in-between—benefit from the foundation provided in a traditional seminary curriculum, some educators and ministry practitioners insist.
Changes in America's religious landscape have had enormous impact on seminaries.To meet the challenge, Daniel Aleshire, executive director of the Association of Theological Schools, proposes development of new "gold standards" for seminaries.
One-third of the world—about 2.2 billion people—live in nations where restrictions on religion have substantially increased, according to a new report.
Many of us have been keenly aware of plummeting markets overseas and in the United States over the past few days. Back-to-back 500- and 600-point drops in the Dow Industrials have a lot of people fretting. Anticipating retirement in a few years,