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Ministry Career Enrollments are Declining: 2013 Study

Current seminary enrollment patterns are complex, with the number of seminary students on the uptick during the 1990s but peaking in 2004. Since then, enrollment has stagnated. Meanwhile, nationwide, overall... read more >

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How Religion Schools Are Integrating a Creation Care Ethic

More than 45 theological schools are committed to thoroughly integrating an environmental ethic into a religious institution's structure and practices. Plans and actions range from constructing or retrofitting existing buildings... read more >

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Tips for better fundraising at theology schools

The changing nature of North America’s population and social culture, its changing interest in theological education and mission, and the general economic situation have made the task of raising money... read more >

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Seminaries continue to attract older students

The latest enrollment figures for U.S. and Canadian theological schools show a decline or stagnation in every age group except 50- to 64-year-olds. Among these students are successful executives retiring early and eager for a second career.

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Promoting diversity at theology schools

The Association of Theological Schools, a member organization that supports and promotes excellence in seminaries and schools of theological education, has published a free, non-copyrighted PDF folio as a resource... read more >

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Are theology students prepared for ministry?

Theologian Sarah Coakley became an ordained priest after a successful career in academia and what she experienced during her ministry made her acutely aware of the divide between learning theology... read more >

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Trends in Theological Education — How are Seminaries Faring?

At the same time that the poor economy has hurt endowment funds and dramatically reduced donations to traditional schools of religion, online education is a growing phenomenon, the number of... read more >

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Professors Slow to Adopt Digital Learning While Online Spiritual Formation Grows

Most professors think that the quality of online education is inferior to face-to-face education, and two-thirds of those surveyed have never published scholarship digitally, according to two 2012 surveys. Meanwhile,... read more >

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What a Theology School’s Board Chair Must Believe

A theological institution cannot be stronger than is its board of directors, and the board cannot be strong unless the partnership between the board chair and the institution’s president is... read more >

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Exiles from Eden: A Lilly Fellows Program Blog

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of higher learning. The program’s blog, Exiles from Eden,... read more >

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Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy introduces the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF), which is...

Lilly Endowment awards $10 million grant to ATS

The New Century Fund will establish an endow- ment and support ATS programma c ini a- ves designed to help...

On Being Studio launches new podcast

The On Being studios has launched a new podcast, "Being Wise." The show, hosted by Krista Tippett, is described as an "...

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