Church history challenges the arrogance of believing that our theological constructions are the product of own reading of scripture and not built upon millennia of political, social and economic history. It challenges the idea that we are self-made Christians.
“The paschal mystery is that through dying comes new life. Resurrection life always takes on new form, and Central knows that well.”
Jonathan Walton, an acclaimed author, social ethicist and religious scholar currently teaching at Harvard, has been named third permanent dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.
“Battle for the Minds” is not only a historical record of a tumultuous time at a leading Baptist seminary, but also serves as a cautionary tale about the ongoing misogyny within the Southern Baptist ecclesial tradition.
Twenty graduates await diplomas in May as the last graduating class of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Jan. 31 marked the final day of operation for the moderate Baptist seminary closing its doors after more than 30 years due to…
In these first days of grief following the announcement that BTSR will close, many of us are asking difficult questions. One of them is this: Are we willing to envision a new covenant between our churches, our current ministers, our theological schools and those whom God is calling into ministry now and in the future?
The Virginia seminary, one of 15 theological institutions that receives funding from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, announced Nov. 13 it will close June 30, 2019, “due to financial pressures.”
Our times call for fresh thinking on the economics of ministry, which is a constellation of issues. Educational debt, ministry compensation, rising health care costs, diminished congregations and a culture of credit all conspire to make the question “can the church and the ministry afford each other” more challenging.
Mental health, congregational politics and the decline of the American church get much of the blame for minister burnout. But consultant Bo Prosser says all of those factors take a back seat to the financial struggles of pastoral leaders.