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On Teaching and Learning in the Seminary

Contemporary seminaries face diversity, formation, institutional identity, and assessment issues that were not present prior to the 1960s. In the face of these challenges, seminaries can productively claim a sense... read more >

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Transitioning the Newly Ordained into Ministry

Vocational disillusionment plagues new pastors because the transition into ministry causes clergy idealism to run up against the reality of human congregations. To help pastors, judicatories need to use non... read more >

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Educating Leaders for Ministry

Contemporary Roman Catholic ministry leadership training is challenged by the expanding diversity of students entering seminary; the difficulty students have in integrating theory and practice, self and community; and the... read more >

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The State of U.S. Theological Education

Seminary students reflect the general public interest in exploring pluralism. This results in a desire for programs and degrees that do not lead to religion careers. Seminaries are taking steps... read more >

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Theological Education Goals in the Midst of Change

Contemporary theology students are more interested in a diverse array of spiritual expressions than social action. Seminaries have responded by cobbling together new classes and, in some cases, new programs.... read more >

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A Rhetorical Approach to Teaching Theology

The rhetorical approach to pedagogy draws people into a conversation about beliefs and convictions whether in the classroom or in the congregation. It encourages persuasion, dialogue, and clarity of thought,... read more >

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The Project for a Lived Theology

The current generation of theology students is experiencing a resurgence of moral energy as they pursue deeper theological understandings and look for ways to make a difference in the world.... read more >

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Luce Fellows in Theology Program

The Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program encourages high-quality research contributions to theological inquiry to strengthen leadership in theological scholarship. The program’s emphasis is on the interdisciplinary character of... read more >

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Research and Scholarship Grants for Seminary Faculty

The Association for Theological Schools offers a grants program to develop theological research that serves the needs of theological schools, communities of faith, and the wider society and enhance faculty... read more >

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Grants, seminars for theology faculty

The Association for Theological Schools offers a number of educational programs, events, seminars and grants to theology educators at member schools. To find out more, visit the ATS calendar of... read more >

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Meeting Information Needs: Amazon's Alexa and The Church of England

"Religion exists to answer the questions and supply the needs that couldn’t possibly be bought with money. But...

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

"Trinity’s building is surrounded by the bleaker symbols of urban life, including graffiti-covered billboards, a...

Caring for Creation

"Whether it is Wendell Berry, Michael Polan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Mondragon or...

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